Emergency Dentistry in West Chester, OH
At Joel R. Koch, DDS, we know that by developing long-term trusting relationships with our patients, we can encourage you to turn to us with any problem you have. Our dental team is here for you whenever you need us. But we want you to know that if you have a dental emergency, we’ll make it a priority to provide the relief you need.
Most of us will have to deal with some kind of dental emergency at some point in our lives. At one end of the spectrum, your emergency may be as simple as a lost crown. At the other, you may have a critical emergency like getting a tooth knocked out in an accident.
Both of these situations can be overwhelming in their own way, but Dr. Koch and are team are available for you, whatever your emergency may be. If you need an emergency dentist in West Chester, OH call us, and we’ll see you as soon as possible, usually the same day.
Handling Dental Emergencies
A common symptom of a root canal infection is pain that intensifies over time. If you are in pain, call us right away. You may need an emergency root canal, or there may be something else happening with your oral health. The important thing is to call us so we know what’s happening and can provide the dental care you need.
If we can't treat a root canal infection or severe decay with the usual methods, tooth extraction may be our only option to protect your remaining teeth. If this is the case, you can count on our compassionate, caring team to provide the support and encouragement you need.
It can be challenging to think clearly if you get a tooth knocked out in an accident or while playing sports, so call us first. We will tell you what to do to keep the tooth safe and viable until you get to our dental office. There’s only a couple of hours after your injury in which we can successfully replace the tooth in its socket.
If you are bleeding profusely or you’ve suffered trauma to your face or jaw, go to your nearest emergency room or call 911.
A dental crown can become loose or fall out for several reasons, but it’s often due to an underlying cavity. Call us to get on our schedule as soon as possible, and wrap the crown in tissue until you get to our office. If there’s no damage to the tooth itself, we may be able to cement it back in place.
If you lost your dental crown because of tooth decay, Dr. Koch would fill the cavity, and we may or may not be able to reuse the crown.
If you lose a filling, we’ll need to create a new one. Don’t brush the tooth, but cleanse the area by rinsing with warm water. Call our office.
We Are Here for Your Emergency
Whether you have a toothache or a lost crown, we’ll make your emergency a priority. , 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!