Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Family Dentistry of West Chester

General Dentists & Family Dentists located in West Chester, PA

If you have a dental emergency, it’s vital to seek professional help right away. The sooner you receive treatment, the less likely you are to lose a tooth or experience other potentially serious issues. At Family Dentistry of West Chester, general dentist Ruchi Trambadia, DMD, and the team offer same-day emergency dentistry to people of all ages. If you chip a tooth, damage a restoration, or have a severe toothache, call the office in West Chester, Pennsylvania, or schedule online today.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides immediate care for potentially serious oral conditions, like cracked, chipped, or knocked-out teeth.

If you or a loved one has a dental emergency, don’t wait to visit Family Dentistry of West Chester. The sooner you receive treatment, the less likely you are to experience irreparable damage.

What conditions can benefit from emergency dentistry?

At Family Dentistry of West Chester, the team uses emergency dentistry to treat various conditions, including:

  • Chipped and cracked teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Severe toothaches
  • Cavities
  • Severe toothaches
  • Cuts that won’t stop bleeding
  • Oral abscesses
  • Damaged dental restorations

You might also benefit from emergency dentistry if you bite down on a piece of food and it gets lodged between your teeth. 

What should I do in an emergency situation?

If you experience a dental emergency, like a knocked-out tooth or damaged dental restoration, the team at Family Dentistry of West Chester recommends:

Knocked-out permanent tooth

Pick up your tooth and rinse it in water. Try to put the tooth back in the socket, but if it wobbles around, tuck it inside your cheek or put it in a glass of milk. Then, call the team at Family Dentistry of West Chester.

Damaged dental restoration

If you damage a dental restoration, like a crown or a bridge, try and pick up the pieces. Secure them inside a plastic sandwich bag or a piece of foil. Then, call Family Dentistry of West Chester. 

Severe toothache

If you develop a severe toothache, rinse your mouth with warm salt water and take an anti-inflammatory medication. If your symptoms get worse even after at-home treatments, contact Family Dentistry of West Chester right away.

What happens during an emergency dentistry appointment?

At Family Dentistry of West Chester, an emergency dentistry appointment begins with an oral exam and a discussion of your symptoms. Your provider also takes oral X-rays to look for underlying issues, like tooth decay, gum disease, or bone loss.

After gathering the necessary information, your provider develops a custom treatment plan. The goal of emergency dentistry is to relieve pain, preserve your tooth, and reduce the risk of other issues.

If you or a loved one need emergency dentistry, make an appointment at Family Dentistry of West Chester by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.