At Joel R. Koch, DDS, we treat dental emergencies as quickly as possible, even setting aside time in our schedule. During the COVID-19 pandemic, in fact, we remained open to emergencies. Your emergency dentist in West Chester never wants to see his patients in pain or risking their smiles.
Your emergency dental appointment is designed to relieve your pain and restore your oral health. When you contact a member of our compassionate team, you’ll receive instructions about what to do until your appointment time. For example, if your tooth was knocked out, we typically suggest keeping it in a glass of milk or saliva. With prompt treatment, your dentist can often reset this tooth.
In some cases, we complete treatment during your emergency visit, but sometimes we relieve your pain, eliminate any risk, and finish the work during a follow-up appointment.
Symptoms of a dental emergency may include one or more of the following:
- Toothache or increased tooth sensitivity
- Jaw swelling
- Gum blister
- Broken tooth or restoration
- Tooth or restoration knocked out
If ever you’re in doubt, we encourage you to contact our dental office for reassurance and guidance.
For dental emergencies in West Chester, or if you have concerns about your teeth, contact a member of our compassionate dental staff today.