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

An Untreated Dental Emergency Can Lead to an Unfavorable Outcome

Dental Emergencies

Dental pain is a sign that something is wrong. Whether it is the development of a cavity, the early stages of gum disease, or a trauma such as an abscess or knocked-out tooth, it needs to be addressed right away by a dentist in West Chester. Most dentists build time into their daily schedules for emergency dental care, but there are short-term treatments—like cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medications—that will ease discomfort until you can see an emergency dentist. Don’t think that just because your pain subsides or becomes tolerable that you should leave the issue untreated. The problem will only get worse and can cost you in more ways than one.

Dental Pain – Many factors—including non-dental issues—can cause dental pain. They include migraine headaches, sinusitis, TMJ, and myofascial inflammation. Find an affordable dentist in West Chester who will identify the source of your dental pain.

A dentist can treat pain caused by the following:

  • Abscess
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Inflamed pulp
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Dislodged teeth
  • Missing fillings and crowns
  • Broken braces

Dental Trauma – Dental trauma is common, with children being affected the most often. A large number of children sustain damage to their permanent teeth before the age of thirteen. Injuries to the teeth and mouth include fractures, loosening, or a tooth being knocked out of its socket.

It is crucial to get help quickly in a dental emergency to minimize damage and prevent further injury. An emergency dentist in West Chester will examine the mouth, focusing on potential soft tissue damage requiring stitches; signs of loose, displaced, or fractured teeth; and changes to the bite.

Following emergency dental care, it is important to follow up with your dentist for long-term treatment, if required. A dental emergency that results in pulp death, root problems, or displacement of permanent teeth will need to be monitored carefully by your dental care professional.

Preventing a Dental Emergency – Proper dental care can help to prevent a painful dental emergency. You can reduce the incidence of tooth decay and gum disease by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and limiting the amount of sugar-filled and starch-heavy foods you eat. You can lower the likelihood of a dental emergency if you use scissors instead of your teeth to cut tape; avoid eating hard candy, popcorn kernels, and chewing ice; wear a mouth guard during sports activities; and have regular dental care by an affordable dentist in West Chester.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in West Chester, call Gentle Dental of West Chester today at (484) 643-4417 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in West Chester. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of West Chester, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of West Chester. 

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Patient Reviews
The staff at Gentle Dentle remember all my family individually, we have a daughter who is special needs-they were great with her! It’s exactly what a great dentist office should be.
Marie L.
Dr. Valentine makes me extremely comfortable and is easily the best experience with a dentist I’ve had.
Jonathan P.
The dental hygienist was very nice, she answered all my questions and was great at explaining them along with pointing out what concerned her and why. She was also very gentle (no pun intended) with […]
Dave C.
Nice People
Bruce N.
The office is CLEAN, everyone is so NICE. The work is done in a good time limit. I like everything about the office.
Linda T.
Wonderful dental hygienist! She is friendly and professional. I feel comfortable with her and she’s just fantastic!
Melissa S.
Very professionally run office,my appointment was on time and the staff extremely helpful. I met Denise as I entered, she was so pleasant and courteous and a joy to talk with. Any fears of being in a […]
Neal M.
Everyone was very professional, informative and friendly.
Nereida B.
Friendly staff and great teeth cleanin!!
Danele M.
Good and quick service
Richard W.
Great staff, willing to go above and beyond for patients.
Maggie K.
Dr. Valentine explained everything step by step before she proceeded w my crown. She was very professional and made sure I was omfortable throughout the process.
Holly M.
Everyone in office is great. Excellent service always with a smile. I take my entire family there. Including my mother.
Theresa M.
Dr, Valentine & the Staff.
Alice W.
Excellent care and on time
Joseph M.
Friendly staff
Renee R.
Excellent service, quality care.
Patrick M.
Professional, competent, non-judgemental
Beth S.
Once again, I had another pleasant experience! The staff is always nice and puts my dentist jitters at ease.
Kari P.
Dr. Valentine is awesome. Love her welcoming approach and genuine personality. Ellie and Regins are always courteous and knowledgable of my family.
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  • 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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