At Joel R. Koch, DDS, our goal is to develop long-term relationships with our patients. We want you to know that we’re here for you, supporting you in any way needed to ensure your best possible oral health.
Nearly everyone will experience some type of dental emergency in their lifetime. The emergency may be as simple as a crown that falls out just as you’re heading out for a big event. Or it may be as serious as intense pain in a tooth where you cannot tolerate another moment of discomfort.
We know how overwhelming some of these situations can be, but you can count on us to be here for you when you need us, whatever your emergency may be. Just call us as soon as possible and we’ll see you right away, usually the same day.
Symptoms of a root canal infection often start with pain. If you are experiencing severe pain that can’t be relieved, please call us right away. This may be a sign of a root canal infection or something more serious. But the important thing is that we see you right away to get you the help you need.
Nobody likes the idea of having a tooth extracted. But if we cannot treat the source of pain, we may need to perform an emergency extraction. In this case, you can be sure that our skilled team will be there to encourage and support you every step of the way.
Tooth Knocked Out
A knocked-out tooth is one type of dental emergency that requires immediate attention. First, call us right away, and we will give you instructions for keeping the tooth safe until we see you. If you handle the tooth properly, we may be able to save it. Please note that if this injury involves trauma to your face or jaw, you should call 911 or go directly to an emergency room.
If your dental crown is loose or has fallen out, we may be able to cement it back in place. Handle it carefully, keep it in a safe place, and call our office. Please do not try to cement the tooth back in yourself as this may ruin any chance we have of saving the crown.
If you lose a filling, we will need to replace it. Keep the area around the lost filling clean by rinsing with warm water, but do not brush the tooth. Call our office.
You never have to worry that you’re not covered in case of a dental emergency. If you need us during regular business hours, please call and we’ll get you in as quickly as possible. If it’s after hours, please call our regular number, and our service will get a message to us so we can call you right back. We are always here for you!