Urgent Dental Care of New Hampshire

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

We are a full-service dental practice that specializes in emergency dental care and pain management. We also provide other general, cosmetic, and restorative services such as root canals, crowns and bridges, extractions (including wisdom teeth), dental implants, periodontal treatment, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening.

Our dentists are all general dentists who are particularly interested in urgent care services but who are skilled clinicians in all aspects of dental care.

We know that good oral health is a big part of staying in good overall health. When you call or come into our office, we are happy to answer any questions you might have about maintaining optimal oral health for you and your entire family.

There are some questions our patients ask us frequently, and we have chosen a few of those to answer below. If you have other questions that are not included here, we invite you to give us a call or ask us at your next appointment.

Your oral health is important to us, and we want to provide you with the best information possible so you can make the best decisions regarding dental treatments and procedures.

We invite you to take advantage of the incredible knowledge of our caring team of professionals by asking your questions. We look forward to assisting you with all aspects of your oral health!

Cosmetic Dentistry

Yes! We offer state-of-the-art modern dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry. When possible, we utilize digital scans to help create our crowns instead of using dental impression materials.

Crowns and Bridges

Your smile is one of the very first things other people notice about you, so it is important to have a smile you feel confident about! If you are like most people, you generally feel more confident in your smile when it is uniform and natural-looking.

At Urgent Dental Care of New Hampshire, we frequently place dental crowns for patients when a natural tooth has been damaged or compromised. Many of our dental patients ask us if their crowns will look and feel like their other teeth. The answer is that yes, the dental crowns we place look natural and blend right in with their surrounding teeth!

We know that nothing can ever completely replace a natural tooth. Because dental technology has advanced so much in recent years, however, modern dental crowns are the most impressive they have ever been. Highly-skilled technicians in dental labs create dental crowns that are designed to match the color and appearance of natural teeth. A well-made dental crown can fool nearly anyone!

If you need one or more dental crowns in Somersworth, NH, our talented dental team would be happy to treat you! To learn more about how our beautiful crowns can protect and enhance your smile, we encourage you to call us today!

Emergency Services

No!

We complete 99 percent of our care in-house and same day.

Many offices accept emergency patients, but they often refer those patients to specialists because the patient's needs are too complex for many general dentists. We pride ourselves on being able to offer virtually all the emergency care a patient requires in our facility, usually the same day. Root canals and difficult extractions are our specialty!

Extractions

Having a tooth extracted can be an emotionally difficult process. Our teeth provide essential functions in our mouths, and we use our smiles daily to communicate emotion to other people.

If you have recently had a tooth extracted, you may be feeling discouraged or embarrassed by the new gap in your smile. The good news, however, is that you have several options for replacing an extracted tooth!

Dental Implants

If you had only one tooth extracted, or if you had singular teeth extracted at different places in your mouth, dental implants are likely your best treatment option. Dental implants provide a sturdy, secure alternative to natural teeth. The only visible portion of a dental implant is the porcelain crown on top of the implant, and this crown will blend right in with your other teeth.

Dental Bridges

If you are missing several teeth in one area of your mouth, dental bridges are another possible treatment option. Dental bridges work well when multiple teeth have been extracted in a concentrated location. As their name implies, dental bridges act as a bridge to cover a gap left behind by extraction sites.

Full or Partial Dentures

If you have had many different teeth extracted, our Somerset, NH dental office will likely recommend dentures. Partial dentures are also a great treatment option if you do not have enough remaining natural teeth for a dental bridge.

Even after a tooth has been extracted, you can still maintain a natural-looking smile. For more information on dental extractions in Somersworth, NH, call us at Urgent Dental Care of New Hampshire today!

General Dentistry

The cost of treatment will vary, but we have designated team members who specialize in helping you navigate the complex world of insurance coverage. As a courtesy, we will check on your insurance benefits before you even get to the office. We want to make sure you maximize your insurance coverage so you can get the dental treatment you need. We also offer in-house and financing payment options to help make treatment affordable. 

We know that sitting in the dentist chair can be unnerving, especially when you are not sure what to expect. 

We will do everything we can to ensure that your time in the dental chair is as free of stress and pain as possible. If you are getting a local anesthetic, we will apply a numbing agent to your gums beforehand so you won’t feel it. 

If needed, oral sedation medications may also be available to patients who need some extra help to feel comfortable while in the chair.

Absolutely! We are a full-service general and cosmetic dentistry practice. We offer all forms of preventive and restorative treatment for your entire family.

For your convenience, we also offer extended hours into the evenings and we are also open on Saturdays.

Preventive Care

Even if you are diligent about home care and brushing and flossing after meals, a toothbrush can't get to all the areas in your mouth where plaque can develop. This sticky substance builds up over time and turns into a hard substance called calculus. Calculus (also known as tartar) can only be removed with special dental tools.

Visiting your dentist every six months also enables your dentist to discover problems early, when treatment is generally easier and less expensive. 

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal procedures have long had a reputation for being painful or uncomfortable. In reality, however, root canal procedures are done to save teeth that would otherwise become damaged beyond repair and eventually need to be extracted.

You may be wondering what the exact “point” of a root canal procedure is. During a root canal procedure, one of our attentive Somersworth, NH emergency dentists removes the nerve and the pulp found within a tooth. This becomes necessary when the nerve and pulp become infected or damaged. The “point” of a root canal procedure is to remove the infected matter and fill the interior of the tooth with an artificial compound.

Saving Natural Teeth

It is always preferable to save a natural tooth. When a tooth is rooted deep into the jawbone, it provides structure and stability for that tooth. Natural teeth also help support their neighboring teeth. Because teeth are designed to work together for functions like chewing, the more natural teeth that can be safely left in the mouth, the better!

A root canal procedure allows a natural tooth to stay in the mouth and continue to support your bite. Root canals prevent abscesses from forming in infected teeth and also prevent dangerous swelling or drainage problems from occurring.

Our dental office is very experienced at performing root canal procedures in Somersworth, NH. If you think you may need a root canal procedure done, please do not wait to seek treatment! Call us at Urgent Dental Care of New Hampshire today!

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