Get Immediate Same-Day Care
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency in Covington, it’s important to get immediate care to ensure the best possible outcome for your oral health. We offer same-day appointments, and can see you right away. The sooner you get help, the sooner you will get relief from your pain and discomfort. Call us at (985) 869-8020 to schedule your same-day appointment.
Same-Day Emergency Appointments
Call Us Right Away
At Cornerstone Dentistry, we understand that dental emergencies don’t happen on your schedule. That’s why we offer same-day emergency appointments for all of our patients. If you suffer an unexpected dental emergency, we’re here to help you get the care you need right away.
To schedule your appointment, please give us a call at (985) 869-8020. Though we do accept walk-ins, we do ask that you call ahead so we can adequately prepare for your visit and treat your condition more quickly. However, if you do not have time or cannot call ahead, come to our office at 16564 E. Brewster Road, Suite 104, Covington, LA 70433, and we will treat your condition as soon as we can.
When to Get Help
What Is a Dental Emergency?
As a rule, we define a dental emergency as any oral condition that you don’t know how to treat on your own and is causing you serious pain, discomfort, and/or bleeding. If your condition meets these qualifications, get emergency dental care right away.
Some of the most obvious dental emergencies are oral injuries caused by dental trauma, such as knocked-out or loose teeth, damaged and chipped teeth, or cuts to the lips, gums, tongue, and cheeks. However, many other oral conditions also count as emergencies.
A serious toothache or very sensitive tooth is an emergency, as it could indicate a tooth infection or a deep cavity. If your gums bleed for no apparent reason, this could be caused by advanced gum disease, which also counts as an emergency. Broken dental work like a filling or crown that causes pain on biting is also considered an emergency. Still unsure? It’s better to be safe than sorry, so give us a call to discuss your symptoms and we’ll offer honest guidance and advice.
What to Do with a Knocked-Out Tooth
A knocked-out tooth is one of the most serious and time-sensitive dental emergencies. Unless your tooth is replaced and splinted within 1-2 hours, it will likely need to be replaced with an implant, bridge, or denture. Give us a call immediately after you lose your tooth, and let us know that you’re coming in.
Next, recover your tooth. Keep it moist at all times. If you can, try placing the tooth back in the socket without touching the root, or bottom, of the tooth. If that’s not possible, place it in between your cheek and gums or in milk, but avoid rinsing off the tooth.
Don’t waste time trying to treat pain, bleeding, and discomfort on your own. Your priority should be to come into our office as soon as possible. The sooner you see Dr. Lascari, the sooner you can get relief from pain, and the more likely it is that we will be able to save your tooth.