We recognize that emergency situations do arise and we will do our best to respond promptly. Patients should be reassured that urgent problems will receive same-day appointments. Our office phone number is (603) 742-4735. If you need assistance after office hours, our Doctors' phone numbers are listed in the telephone directories.
New Patient Appointment
We thank you for the confidence you have placed in us. We are complimented that you have chosen us. You may be assured that we will do everything in our power to make your visits to our office as pleasant as possible.
We know you have many choices when choosing a dentist. We have made requesting an appointment a simple process via our Web site. If, for any reason you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, or will be delayed, please call us as soon as possible.
New patient initial treatment visits require comprehensive patient history documentation including an accurate, current medical history, a complete dental history, and a "social" history. We will also request information defining financial responsibility and whether there is any applicable insurance coverage. Information provided in these forms is confidential and NO information will be released without your written consent.
Once this preliminary informational gathering is completed, a thorough clinical evaluation will be performed and you will be provided with a personalized Treatment Plan.
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, dental charting, periodontal evaluation, head & neck evaluation, oral cancer check, soft and hard tissue evaluations. You will be given a tentative diagnosis and initial treatment recommendations. We will also take appropriate x-rays, which may include a panoramic x-ray for enhanced evaluation.
You are not alone if you feel anxious about a visit to the dentist. We understand and share your concerns and strive to make every dental visit comfortable. If there is anything else we can do, let us know. In addition to topical and local anesthetic, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is available for apprehensive patients. You are encouraged to discuss any dental phobias you have with your Treatment Team (Doctor /Hygienist/Dental Assistant/Treatment Coordinator).
To protect our patients and ourselves, our clinical staff wear masks, gloves, glasses, as well as hospital scrub uniforms. We strictly observe all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines. All instruments are cleaned, disinfected and routinely sterilized as recommended by the American Dental Association and the Centers for Disease Control.
Whenever possible, disposable single use items are used to ensure your safety. Handpieces (drills) are sterilized with a state-of-the-art sterilization unit specifically designed for the purpose. All surfaces in the treatment rooms are cleaned and disinfected after each patient.
From routine cleanings and fillings to bruxism devices, Belknap Dental Associates is equipped to handle all your dental needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
Before development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked. Read More...
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed over a prepared tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Read More...
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like coffee and tobacco. Read More...
Invisalign's® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them. Invisalign is great for adults and teenagers. Read More...
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root. Read More...
Do you grind or clench your teeth at night? An occlusal guard helps prevent further wear on the surface of the teeth due to clenching and grinding of the teeth.
Fitted Sports Guards
Athletic Mouthguards in sports is a necessary piece of equipment. Players of all ages, genders and skill levels are at risk of sustaining dental injuries in sporting activities. A properly fitted sports guard is the best available protective device for reducing the incidence and severity of sports-related dental injuries. We offer schools and athletes the oportunity to have a custom fitted sports guard made to protect students and athletes during play! These sports guards can be made in your team colors.
Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid
placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue. Read More...
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amount of time designing a Lifetime Treatment Plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforeseen pain or tooth breakage. Read More...