Emergency Dentistry in Manchester, NH

Woman holding icepack for toothache during dental emergency

Dental emergencies can happen to anyone, anytime, but they always seem to happen when it’s least convenient. That is why at Mann Family Dental, we make your emergency a priority; we will provide the relief and treatment you need so you can get on with your busy life.

We make room in our schedule every day so that we can always have a spot for same-day dental emergencies. We know that the thought of waiting hours for pain relief is not what anyone wants, so we work hard to accommodate the needs of our Manchester patients. 

There are all types of emergencies, from a lost dental crown to severe tooth decay or infection. Dr. Mann has over 20 years’ experience and has the expertise to treat all of them comfortably and efficiently. Since our dental team knows that life throws us curveballs, we always allow time in our daily schedule to accommodate our dental emergency patients.

Whether you’re an existing patient or have never seen us before, we treat all patients with the same respect and compassion that they deserve. Life can be hectic and stressful, but coming to see us should never be that.

In fact, we’re the ones that fix any oral health issues or pain so you can get back to your life!

How Can I Tell If I Have a Dental Emergency?

Not everything is a dental emergency, but even if you’re unsure, we invite you to call us anyway. It never hurts to get any dental issue looked at, and we may be able to identify and diagnose something else.

Dental emergencies take the shape of different problems, while some of them are more painful than others—any oral health issue should be addressed immediately. The most prevalent kinds of dental emergencies we see in our Manchester, NH dental practice are toothaches that started as a mild throbbing that became intolerable in just a few hours. In cases like this, there is most likely a tooth infection that is affecting the tooth root, which typically requires root canal therapy to ease the pain. However, toothaches can indicate a lost dental filling or an abscess. Dr. Russell D. Mann will be able to determine the cause of your discomfort and quickly relieve it.

If you have had an injury to your mouth from an accident, sports, or injury, you may need immediate supervision to determine if the tooth is broken or has been knocked out of the socket. Prompt dental attention gives you the best chance of saving your tooth.

If you have knocked your tooth out, you can try to reinsert it gently and hold it in place with your tongue. Never use force or do anything that feels uncomfortable. You can also hold the tooth in your mouth between your gum and cheek without swallowing it. It’s important to prevent your tooth from drying out—and to keep it safe from outside elements until Dr. Mann can see you.

If you have lost a dental filling or tooth crown, you may not need to see Dr. Mann the same day and can probably wait until the next available appointment. However, we understand if that is stressful for patients and will work with you to resolve your dental issue immediately.

You may not be sure if what you have is a real dental emergency, so you can call us at any time to speak with a member of our knowledgeable dental staff to determine if you need an dental appointment right away.

Types of Emergencies We Treat in the Goffstown Area close up of woman smiling after getting emergency dental care

Dental emergencies can be completely different from each other, but most of them have pain and discomfort in common. No matter what kind of dental emergency you have, if you feel consistent and constant tooth pain, we encourage you to give us a call at our Manchester dental office so we can arrange a dental examination right away.

Some of the dental emergencies we commonly treat are:

  • Broken teeth
  • Broken dentures
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Jaw pain
  • Toothaches
  • Infections
  • Swelling
  • Trauma
  • Lost fillings
  • Loose dental crowns

The first thing to do if you experience any of these situations is to call us right away at (603) 716-9812. A member of our experienced dental team will listen to your concerns, assess your situation, arrange an appointment, and give you instructions for handling your emergency until you get to our office.

If you are in pain, we will make every effort to see you the same day. A toothache won’t go away on its own, so please don’t be tempted to “tough it out.” You will ultimately have to see a dentist, and waiting often leads to more severe and costly problems to correct.

Services to Handle Your Dental Emergencies

We offer the following dental emergency services you and your family need here at our dental office:

How to Avoid Dental Emergencies

If you have a dental emergency, we treat you without judgment because the last thing you need at a time like this is a lecture. But there are steps you can take going forward to help you avoid dental emergency trips to our Manchester dental office in the future. Conscientious oral hygiene paired with routine exams and dental cleanings is the best way to ensure your smile is healthy and problem-free.

During your regular dental check-ups and exams, Dr. Mann and our hygienists will look for potential problems developing with your teeth and gums. They will also check the condition of dental crowns, tooth-colored fillings, and dentures to ensure they’re in good working order.

Preventive dentistry is always the best course for avoiding sudden and severe tooth infections, decay, pain, and tooth loss. Brushing and flossing your teeth daily goes a long way to keeping your teeth and gums healthy, yet the only way to be truly on top of your oral health is by visiting us at Mann Family Dental as often as you can. Only through visual inspection can Dr. Mann assess the state of your teeth and gums and identify any dental problems before they become costly. 

We know that some patients may feel dental anxiety about the dentist, so please let our dental team know if you need sedation dentistry. It is our priority that our patients always feel comfortable and relaxed. The world is stressful enough; you shouldn't have to feel discomfort when you're taking care of your smile!

Your Emergency Dentist in Manchester, NH

If you experience a sudden dental problem and suspect it may be an emergency, please call us right away. Not every issue requires immediate attention, but we still want to know what’s going on with your oral health, so don’t ever hesitate to call us.

While preventive dental care is the foundation for pain- and emergency-free oral health, there are still some dental emergencies that cannot be foreseen or avoided. Don’t let embarrassment prevent you from seeking out relief from pain and discomfort. We will never judge or scold; we know that life can be hectic and busy; we are only here to make your life easier.