Joel R. Koch, DDS
Your Family Dentist

How can I prevent dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies tend to happen when we least expect or when it is inconvenient—before an event, for example.

A dental emergency in West Chester, OH can mean anything from severe tooth decay to root infection, from a broken tooth or restoration to a tooth knocked out. There are too many scenarios to imagine them all, which is why we always encourage you to contact us if you’re unsure.

As far as prevention, there are steps you can take to avoid future dental emergencies.

First, make sure to see your dentist in West Chester twice yearly for dental exams and teeth cleanings. These proactive services help prevent cavities, root infection, and gum disease.

Second, make sure to brush and floss your teeth at least two times every day.

Third, if you have bruxism, be sure to wear a nightguard during sleep.

Fourth, never use your teeth as a tool to open a bottle or similar undertaking.

Finally, always wear protective face gear like a mouthguard when participating in contact sports.

If you have a dental emergency in West Chester, we are here to treat the problem promptly to restore your oral health and comfort.  Reach out to a team member at the first sign of trouble.

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