Joel R. Koch, DDS
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Why Tooth Pain Is a Dental Emergency

Man Holding Mouth in Pain | Dental Emergency Care in West Chester

The first rule of dentistry is that no pain is ever normal! If you are dealing with tooth pain, it is more than likely your body alerting you to the fact that something is wrong. Toothache discomfort can range from mild sensitivity to severe pain, depending on the problem.

If your toothache pain isn’t bad, you can probably wait until the next available appointment to see the dentist. But when that toothache becomes excruciating and unbearable, it’s time to call the dentist to be seen as soon as possible. At Joel R. Koch, DDS, in West Chester, we are used to dealing with dental emergencies, and we do our best ...

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3 Things You DON'T Want to Do in a Dental Emergency! (And What to Do Instead....)

Emergency Dentist in West Chester OH | Woman with Toothache

Dental emergencies can happen to the best of us. Perhaps you are chewing, and suddenly you feel something hard—and you realize a filling has popped out. Maybe a slightly irritating toothache has suddenly become full-blown pain that is unbearable. Or you have suffered some kind of trauma, and your tooth has been completely knocked out.

It’s tough to know how to react in these situations. Your emergency dentist in West Chester, Joel R. Koch, DDS, can offer the following advice.

#1—Don’t Panic

It’s natural to panic, especially if a tooth has been damaged or completely knocked out of your mouth. Try to keep a level head—and call the dentist immediately.

If a tooth ...

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