Joel R. Koch, DDS
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Your Home for Urgent Dental Care in West Chester

December 11, 2020
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Posted By: Joel R. Koch, D.D.S. Staff
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When a dental emergency strikes and you need urgent dentistry, you’ll want to have a treatment team who you know and trust on your side. Here at the dental office of Dr. Koch, we offer gentle, efficient emergency dental treatment in West Chester, OH. 

Get Emergency Help Quickly

If you experience a dental emergency, or even if you sustain a dental injury and aren’t sure if it’s serious enough to be an emergency, we want you to contact our dental office right away. Some injuries to teeth need treatment immediately if you want to repair the damage and save the tooth.  

The best practice is always to call our West Chester dentist, even if your injury happens outside regular business hours. Unfortunately, many dental injuries are painful—and even though we recommend taking an over-the-counter pain reliever to help reduce your symptoms, visiting a professional dental office is sometimes the only way to eliminate your pain. 

We will always work to see you immediately after you experience your dental emergency, even if it’s in the evening or on the weekend. We always leave a little extra room in our schedule to see patients for urgent dental care if the need arises, and we’re always open on Saturdays for the first half of the day to accommodate unexpected weekend needs. 

How to Spot a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies are sudden, urgent oral health needs that cannot wait for routine treatment or a dental visit several weeks down the road. Urgent dental care is just that—urgent. We encourage you to contact us immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Severe bleeding in your mouth
  • A laceration or other injury to your gums, cheek, tongue, or lips
  • Signs of an infected tooth, such as pus, swelling, or extreme toothache
  • Direct facial trauma from a car accident, sports injury, or slip-and-fall injury
  • Broken, split, or fractured teeth
  • A broken jaw
  • Painful and broken dental restorations or dental appliances

If your injury is minimally painful or not very bothersome, or if you’re experiencing no symptoms, your treatment can probably wait until we open the next business day. 

When in doubt, contact our dentist about emergency dentistry in West Chester by calling us at (513) 779-2200.

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