Dental Emergency Pelham NH
Pelham Family Dental offers dental emergency service. We encourage patients to always contact us with any dental concern. Dental issues left untreated could result in more extensive dental work. Read below to learn more about common dental emergencies.
A dental emergency could be related to the following:
- Tooth pain
- Abscessed tooth
- Tooth fracture or damage
- Damaged or loose fitting dental work
- Avulsed tooth
Tooth pain could be a sign of an underlying issue. Patients may feel a throbbing pain or tooth sensitivity from hot and cold food or beverages. The discomfort could be due to decay, cracks, or an infection. Seek dental assistance right away. The tooth could be at risk.
When the tooth’s pulp becomes infected, it is called an abscessed tooth. Infection is the result of bacterial colonization inside the tooth. Patients may notice severe tooth pain, facial swelling, and a fever. It is important to contact us as soon as possible. An abscessed tooth will need a root canal treatment in order to save the tooth.
Tooth Fracture or Damage
Facial injuries can result in a fractured or damaged tooth. It is important to correct the tooth right away to avoid infection. Tooth restoration will be needed. The specific procedure will be determined after a thorough examination.
Damaged or Loose Fitting Dental Work
All dental work should be fitting correctly and in good condition. Contact our dental office if you notice a change. Damaged and loose fitting dental work needs to be corrected right away to minimize risk of infection and future issues.
Avulsed or knocked out tooth is a dental emergency. If possible, pick up the fallen tooth but avoid touching the root. Place the tooth in water or milk and visit us as soon as possible. We will attempt to reinsert the tooth. If not, we will discuss other tooth replacement options, like dental implants.
Contact Us Today
If you have a dental concern, contact us today. Call (603) 635-2146.