Gentle Dental of West Chester
125 Turner Lane, West Chester, PA 19380

Emergency Dentists in West Chester

We accept same-day emergency appointments. Call us today at (484) 643-4417.

Medical Emergencies

If you are experiencing a MEDICAL emergency,
please dial 911

Dental Emergencies

If you are experiencing a DENTAL emergency during regular business hours:
call (484) 643-4417

Dental emergencies often come along at inconvenient times, disrupting your daily activities and perhaps even disturbing your sleep. If you’re experiencing constant oral pain, you’ll likely ask yourself, “How can I get emergency dental care near me?” Receiving the dental care you need is critical to resolving your symptoms quickly and avoiding future damage to your dental health.

How Can I Find an Emergency Dental Office Near Me?

The urgent dental care you need is just a phone call away. At our modern facility, our emergency dentists in West Chester offer a full range of urgent dental services. Whether you’ve accidentally knocked out a tooth or suffer from persistent oral pain, we can help. Our emergency dentists focus on diagnosing the problem, eliminating pain, and preventing the issue from happening again. Don’t wait to see if the pain goes away on its own – call our office today to book an emergency dental appointment.

Our Emergency Dental Services

Emergency dentistry primarily focuses on quickly relieving a patient’s symptoms. Emergency dental services might include medication for an oral infection or removing a damaged tooth. Our emergency dentists also provide replacement crowns and restorations, if needed. Here are some additional urgent care services offered by our emergency dental office:

  • Repair for structurally compromised teeth, such as fractured, chipped, or cracked teeth
  • Orthodontic pain management, including adjustment of wires and brackets
  • Infection treatment
  • Replacement for dental crowns and restorations
  • Pain relief for wisdom tooth discomfort or swelling
  • Treatment for toothache and other causes of oral pressure and discomfort

What is Considered a Dental Emergency?

I’m not sure if my situation constitutes an emergency. When is the appropriate time to call an emergency dental office near me?

Failing to receive emergency dental care quickly can result in damage to your oral health. The following symptoms and conditions are considered dental emergencies and should be addressed promptly:

A Broken or Fractured Tooth

Broken or fractured teeth should be examined by a dentist as soon as possible to ward off infection or further structural problems. If the broken-off tooth has spiked edges, cover them with dental wax to prevent them from scratching your cheek or tongue.

Knocked-Out Teeth

If you’ve accidentally knocked out a tooth, it’s important to see an emergency dentist as soon as possible. Patients who seek help quickly can sometimes have their knocked-out teeth reimplanted. Be sure to gather as many tooth pieces as you can and gently clean them with warm water. Hold teeth by their crowns only.

Severe Toothache Pain

Intense toothache pain or pressure can be caused by a variety of dental health problems and shouldn’t be ignored. See our emergency dentists if you’re suffering from persistent toothache.

Sudden Tooth Sensitivity

Many people experience minor tooth sensitivity from time to time. However, a tooth that suddenly becomes very sore may be infected or fractured. Give our office a call if you’re suffering from severe tooth sensitivity.


A common oral health problem, cavities can form inside teeth when dental decay is left untreated. If you experience cavity pain, schedule an appointment with our emergency dentists for the appropriate treatment.

Dental Abscess

An abscess develops when infection spreads to a tooth’s root. There are many uncomfortable symptoms associated with an abscessed tooth, including oral sensitivity, open or draining sores, and even bad breath. Dental abscesses can cause severe complications if left untreated, so it’s important to seek emergency dental care as soon as possible.

Dislodged or Missing Fillings

A tooth filling that has become dislodged or missing can cause sensitivity and even pain. Our emergency dentists can replace your lost or loose fillings, easing discomfort and restoring your tooth’s function.

Broken Tooth Crowns or Lost Restorations

Losing a tooth crown or restoration can cause cosmetic flaws in your smile and leave the affected area vulnerable to damage. Schedule an appointment for treatment if you have broken crowns or lost restorations. Our dentists can provide temporary or permanent devices that restore your smile.

Pain Associated with Orthodontic Devices

Many braces wearers experience pain or even injury from shifting metal wires and brackets. Our emergency dentists can help stabilize your braces, preventing further orthodontic pain or injuries.

Damaged Tooth Enamel

Persistent teeth grinding can damage your enamel over time. When the pain becomes severe, schedule an appointment at our emergency dental office. You may need a night guard or reinforcement for the worn tooth enamel.

Sinus Pressure

Sometimes, obstructed wisdom teeth or oral infections can cause persistent sinus pressure. Give our office a call if you’re suffering from a toothache and sinus pressure at the same time.

Handling Serious Dental Emergencies

My dental emergency seems very severe. Should I make an appointment for emergency dental care near me or should I call 911?

Our emergency dentists in West Chester provide comprehensive urgent dental care during regular business hours. However, there are some dental emergencies that should be treated right away. Visit a local emergency room or call 911 if you experience any of the following:

  • Severe bleeding from the mouth
  • A sudden injury to the head area, including the face, teeth, or jaw
  • Extensive swelling around the gums or face

How Much Will My Emergency Dental Care Cost?

Cost is an important consideration when receiving care from emergency dentists in West Chester. Our skilled dentists will determine your charges based on the severity of your situation, the required treatment, and whether any follow-up appointments are necessary. Our practice accepts several forms of payment, including most dental insurance plans and credit cards. However, affordable emergency dental care can be obtained even without insurance when you choose DentRite®. A dental savings plan, DentRite® offers many of the same benefits as insurance without the cumbersome paperwork and application process. Give our office a call for more details.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dr Penfill is very, very thorough
David G.
Dr Penfill is awesome!!
David G.
Dr. Valentine is great!
Sean P.
The office was clean and the staff was friendly and professional. The doctor was very caring and helpful.
Shauna M.
Great folks to be around during a trip to the dentist. Everything went perfectly! I was in and out before I knew it.
Chris T.
It was pleasurable.
Maria M.
polite and painless
Douglas L.
I had a great experience. Thank you
Regina G.
As always, everyone that works at Gentle Dental West Chester are awesome.
Lucy D.
I was taken on time. Service was quick and painless. I had a filling done and a cleaning the previous week. Everyone from the receptionist to the […]
Al K.
I have been treated with respect from the front desk, Dentist to the paying of my bill. This is from a life long dentist hater who is no longer in […]
Nancy H.
Excellent service and great advice.
Lee T.
Great dentist, very personable and put me at ease right away. And that's saying something since you usually have to gas me before I'd let you near me.
Dusty T.
Fast, great service from friendly staff.
I have been seeing Dr. Penfil for over 25 years and highly recommend this dentist!
Always a good experience
James K.
Dr Valentine continues to be the best dentist I've seen. Quick, painless, efficient. Couldn't be happier.
Bret R.
Still amazing! Dr. Penfil and Laura! They are awesome!
Jacqueline W.
Dr. Valentine is very very nice and very patient with me I know I can be a difficult patient at times. I am thankful to her and her staff
Carolyn B.
treatment was very gentle
Sharon R.
Great service and everyone was extremely helpful and informative.
Sean P.
Very accommodating
James K.
As always, I had a great visit.
Lucy D.
Dr. Valentine is very personable, and truly seems to care. She makes sure that you see your X-rays in order to understand exactly what may be an […]
Thomas S.
Most professional, friendly and accomodating.
Frank P.
Great appointment as always!
Lucy D.
I have finally found a dentist (Dr. Valentine) who is absolutely amazing. She is professional, sincere and efficient. I never leave her office […]
Melinda A.
Everyone at Gentle Dental is professional and polite. Dr. Valentine checked out my situation and provided me with her professional opinion and […]
John R.
Difficult situation worked out very well so far.
Michael S.
Made me feel comfortable and people were friendly
Pamela J.
They do great work very happy and I would recommend everyone to go there.
Elwood C.
Saw me immediately for dental emergency
James K.
I was very pleased with Dr. Valentine's professional work. She always makes me feel very comfortable!
Joseph Y.
very good dentist would recommend to anyone.
Elwood C.
Extremely kind. Great customer service. They were able to schedule me in for an emergency appointment the same day I called.
Mike C.
I had a good experience this past Friday. I had 2 teeth extracted by Dr. Valentine. She did a great job. She is very nice and professional at the […]
Patricia D.
This is my first visit. The staff is very nice on the phone and in person. I really like Dr. Valentine. She is thorough,caring of my needs and made […]
Susan F.
very through
Beverly J.
Caring, patient treatment. Answered all of my questions and kept me apprised of what was going on. Friendly, excellent and painless care. Very good!
Daniel M.
The folks at Gentle Dental are professional and friendly.
You guys were awesome !
Matthew R.
I was able to get in the same day for a broken filling replacement. I was explained my options to fix the tooth along with the financial impact […]
Curt L.
Friendly, accommodating, and most importantly the work that's been done on my teeth is fantastic. I could ask for anything more in a practice.
Wesley W.
Every one is so nice and they make you feel comfortable !!
Pamela J.
Both excellent dental care and an efficient and informative office staff and administrative system.
Douglas S.
Excellent service and professional staff.
Rebecca A.
As always, everyone in the West Chester office are awesome!
Lucy D.
Fast and painless tooth extraction
Chris N.
Always on time for appointments and very friendly staff.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (484) 643-4417
Fax: (610) 738-9445
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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