Emergency Dental Care
We give priority treatment to our existing patient family who are experiencing dental emergencies. If you are not yet a patient, but are experiencing dental pain; please call us at 603-357-0230 and we will do our best to help you.
Additionally, we will work with you to create a plan for ongoing care so you can hopefully avoid painful and inconvenient dental emergencies in the future.
What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?
If any of the following are true, then you have a dental emergency:
- Pain or aching in your tooth or jaw
- Injury to the gums, palate, and other soft tissues
- A cracked or broken tooth
- A tooth that has been dislodged or knocked out
- A foreign object wedged between your teeth
- Lost fillings, crowns, or other restorative dental work
- Sudden swelling or a pimple-like growth on your gums
Should I Go to the Emergency Room?
In some situations, a trip to the emergency room is more appropriate. Go to your nearest ER for any of the following:
- A possibly dislocated or broken jaw
- A head injury that may have resulted in concussion
- Dizziness or disorientation
- Uncontrollable bleeding
- Swelling and fever caused by a tooth that makes it difficult to breathe or swallow.
Children’s Dental Emergencies
Children are prone to spills on the playground and the sports fields, and occasionally, a child may lose a tooth too early. Try to recover the tooth or tooth fragments and put them in milk until you can arrange for your child to be seen.
If you or a family member is having a dental emergency, even if you are not currently a patient, call our Keene dental office today for treatment - we will try to help you out.