We understand that for many patients experience dental anxiety. When you visit us, there is no need to worry! We are EXTREMELY gentle dentists for children and adults. At New Hampshire Family Dentistry, we provide gentle, refined dental services to all of our patients.
Your satisfaction with all aspects of your visit with us is of the utmost importance; please tell us how we can make your visit more relaxing.
Here are just some of the areas of dentistry and dental procedures that we offer. For a complete list of our dental services, call our team at (603) 625-1877.
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Family Dentistry
- Emergency Dentistry
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Restorative Dentistry
- Laser Dentistry
- Implant Dentistry
- Teeth Whitening
Reasons to undergo routine dental cleanings | periodontal care
Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes, and more. Regular checkups and cleanings can prevent these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene. There are many reasons to have routine care. Some of these are:
- To Maintain Good Oral Health
Your dental hygienist will help to ensure that you are maintaining good oral health by visual examination and comparing your previous dental checkups. If you are falling off track with your oral hygiene he / she will help put you back on the right path.
- To Prevent or detect Gum Disease
Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and bone that keep your teeth in place and is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If diagnosed early, it can be treated and reversed. If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease may follow. Regular dental cleanings and checkups, flossing daily and brushing twice a day are key factors in preventing gum disease.
- To Help you Keep Your Teeth
Since gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults, regular dental checkups and cleanings, brushing and flossing are vital to keeping as many teeth as you can. Keeping your teeth means better chewing function and ultimately, better health.
- To Detect Dental Problems Early
Dr. Mandera and our hygienists will be able to detect any early signs of problems with your teeth or gums. Early detection of cavities, broken fillings and gum disease are easily treatable. If these problems go untreated, root canals, gum surgery and removal of teeth could become the only treatment options available.
- To Prevent or Detect Oral Cancer
According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, someone dies from oral cancer every hour of every day in the United States alone. When you have your dental cleaning, your dentist can also screen you for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early.
- To Use Your Dental Insurance Plan
Dental insurance plans usually pay for all or most of the cost of dental cleanings and checkups every six months. Take advantage of this and save a lot of money in the long run by avoiding costly dental procedures that can result from poor oral hygiene.
- To Help Maintain Good Physical Health
Recent studies have linked heart attacks and strokes to gum disease, resulting from poor oral hygiene. A dental cleaning every 6 months helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy and could possibly reduce your risk of heart disease and strokes.
- To Create a Treatment Plan
If your dentist diagnoses any problems in your mouth, he /she will most likely give you a treatment plan. This treatment plan should have the cost of each procedure that you will need, so that you can discuss financial arrangements with the front office.
- To Have a Bright and White Smile
Your dental hygienist can remove most tobacco, coffee, and tea stains. During your cleaning, your hygienist will also polish your teeth to a beautiful shine. The result? A whiter and brighter smile!
- To Prevent Bad Breath
Dental studies show that about 85 percent of people with persistent bad breath, also known as halitosis have a dental problem that is to blame. Good oral hygiene is essential in preventing bad breath. Regular checkups and cleanings are the best way to make sure that you are maintaining good oral hygiene.
Our Services at New Hampshire Family Dentistry
Below are descriptions of just some of our basic services. For a complete list of our services or to see if we offer the dental treatment you need, call us today at (603) 625-1877.
To treat a cavity, we will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then “fill” the area on the tooth where the decayed material needs to be replaced. Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding).
Extractions – Extracting a Single Tooth
To make the entire extraction procedure comfortable for you, the first thing your dentist will do is make sure you’re thoroughly numb. Your dentist will use instruments called elevators and forceps to remove the tooth.
Elevators are placed next to the tooth and are used to gently roll the tooth out of the socket. Forceps are used to more firmly grip the tooth. Though you’ll continue to feel pressure when a tooth is removed, you shouldn’t feel any pain. If you do, let your dentist know. He will stop and give you more anesthetic.
Nobody enjoys having a tooth removed, but using modern dental techniques, it should be a comfortable procedure.
Dental veneers, also referred to as laminates, are ultra thin, cosmetic, composite facings made for anterior (front) teeth, used to change the shape, color and size of the teeth. Composite veneers, also known as dental bonding, can be completed in one visit, making the desired changes immediate. Porcelain veneers are stronger and less likely to stain, with more options for shading. These are made in a lab and require two visits.
Crowns are used to strengthen and improve the shape, size or color of teeth. They can support broken, cracked, teeth who have undergone root canal treatment, weak teeth, or those with large fillings. Crowns provide a smooth, strong, attractively contoured surface for stained, misshapen or otherwise abnormal teeth. These are made of porcelain or porcelain shells fused to a metal base for strength.
Bridges & Dentures
A bridge replaces missing teeth. Teeth adjacent to the area of missing teeth are crowned and used as anchors to support the restorations.
Root Canal Treatments
When the nerve of a tooth becomes infected, root canal treatment can save the tooth. How do you know if you have an infected tooth?
Some of the signs are heat and cold sensitivity, swelling and pain, or a bad taste in your mouth. Or, you may experience no symptoms at all and not realize that you have a dental problem.
The white outside portion of a tooth is called the enamel. Inside the enamel is another hard layer, the dentin. There’s a small chamber at the center of the dentin called the pulp chamber. Inside the pulp chamber is the tooth pulp, a soft tissue made up of nerves, arteries, and veins. The pulp extends from the pulp chamber all the way to the tip of the root through a narrow channel called the root canal.
In general, teeth in the front of the mouth have only one canal, while teeth in the back have two, three or four root canals.
SAME DAY EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE
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We want our patients to feel better as soon as possible, which is why we provide same-day emergency dental treatment for a number of dental problems and injuries.