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Are You in pain?

If you are reading this, you are probably experiencing some sort of pain or discomfort. Unfortunately, many patients that visit our office initially, come because of pain/discomfort. It is our priority to get you out of pain and then prevent it from recurring. Most dental pain has its origin in the mouth and jaw. It can be the result of a bad cavity that has invaded into the nerve, a periodontal (gum or pyorrhea) disease, or potentially joint issues. The pain can be inflammatory based or directly pain induced. Treatment of the condition that creates the discomfort is the ultimate answer, and we’d love to help you!

How We Can Help

When someone calls in pain, we have to decide what the source is. A clinical or emergency related examination is necessary. We will review your history and any medical related conditions you might have and current medications. A radiograph (x-ray) or series of radiographs and possibly a TMDJ scan are necessary to determine the nature of the pain or what we call a diagnosis. At this point, we will discuss your options and either proceed with a treatment course or refer you to a specialist for specific care.

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How to Treat/Manage Pain

Oftentimes pain can be managed with anti inflammatory (NSAIDs) and antipyretic (temperature reducing –Tylenol) medications. In some cases, when there is an infection, we may recommend a temporary use of an antibiotic. Ultimately, diagnosis and treatment of the pain source is the cure.
Once you are out of pain, we will discuss preventive treatment to keep you pain free. We are in the business of creating a lifetime of healthy smiles, which also means pain free! As the saying goes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

What Our Patients Have to Say…

“What an amazing team! Friendly staff, smart knowledgeable. I felt like i was at home, I wasn’t treated as a number. I will be staying with this team a long time.”

Jack White

“This place is always wonderful every visit, nice atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, and informative of anything you want to know about your teeth.”

Aidan Roberts

“I have had a lot of work done over the past few years at Filler Family Dentistry including cleanings and crowns. Dr. Ann Filler, her dental hygienists, and professional staff all do excellent work and greet you with warmth. I highly recommend them.”

Leonard Allen

“I have a slight anxiety, especially when it comes to Dentist. Dr. Filler and the crew made everything relaxing. The feeling of comfort and reassurance that you are in good hands, is nothing short of Amazing. They are truly a Dentistry that sets the bar of excellence.”

Korey Harkins

“Love the team here! Kati always makes me feel like I’m visiting a friend instead of having my teeth cleaned. And Dr. Filler is very intelligent, shes great at explaining things to me. I know I am getting the best care here. I reccomend them to everyone!”

Sabrina Vail

“Dr Filler has done a great job updating the interior of her Exeter, NH office. I always have a wonderful experience at Filler Family Dentistry. The dentists, dental hygienists and office staff have a natural engaging way that makes you feel at home. My husband, son and I are all patients and highly recommend Filler Family Dentistry.”

Helene-Marie Collins

“Excellent dental practice, professional, competent, and caring providers. Highly recommended!”

Anne Young

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Colleen Greene

“Super clean practice space, with consistently timely and well-explained interventions. Thankful and do recommend!”

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