Be Ready for Anything

At Bob Dalsania Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand that dental emergencies can be stressful, and we're here to help. Your oral health is our priority, so our Covington office provides prompt and effective emergency dental care.

What Are Dental Emergencies?

Dental emergencies and accidents happen, so it's important to know how to handle them when they affect your teeth and mouth.

An emergency includes any oral health issue that requires immediate attention to alleviate pain, prevent further damage, or save a tooth. These emergencies can occur unexpectedly and may include various situations, such as:

  • Severe toothaches.
  • Knocked-out teeth.
  • Cracked or broken teeth.
  • Lost dental fillings or crowns.
  • Injuries to the gums, lips, or mouth.
  • Abscesses or infections.

Handling a Dental Emergency

Knowing what to do in a dental emergency can make a significant difference in preserving your oral health and minimizing complications. Here are some steps to take:

  • Contact our emergency dental team: Call our Covington office immediately if you're experiencing a dental emergency. Dr. Bob will provide you with guidance and schedule an emergency appointment.
  • Manage pain and swelling: Use a cold compress on the affected area to reduce swelling and take over-the-counter pain medication as directed.
  • Control bleeding: If you're experiencing bleeding, rinse your mouth with warm water and apply gentle pressure with a clean cloth or gauze to the area until the bleeding subsides.

Types of Dental Emergencies

When it comes to your smile, you should be ready for anything! Here are some tips for handling the most common emergencies we see in our Covington office:

Knocked-Out Tooth

Having a tooth knocked out is a dental emergency that requires immediate attention. If a permanent tooth is knocked out, handle it carefully by the crown (top part) and avoid touching the root. Rinse the tooth gently with water if it's dirty, but do not scrub or remove any attached tissue fragments.

Try to reinsert the tooth back into its socket, if possible. If that's not feasible, place the tooth in a container of milk or saliva and rush to a dentist immediately. The chances of saving the tooth are higher if you receive dental care within the first hour.


One of the most common dental emergencies is a severe toothache. Toothaches can occur for various reasons such as dental decay, gum infection, or a dental abscess. If you have a persistent or intense toothache, seek immediate dental care from Dr. Bob.

In the meantime, rinse your mouth with warm saltwater, floss gently to remove any trapped debris, and take over-the-counter pain relievers if necessary.

Broken or Fractured Tooth

If you break or fracture a tooth, contact our Covington office immediately. In the meantime, rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area, and apply a cold compress on the outside of your cheek to reduce swelling.

If you find the broken tooth fragment, place it in a container with milk or saliva and bring it to the dental appointment. Dr. Bob will evaluate the extent of the damage and recommend appropriate treatment options, such as bonding, dental crowns, or root canal therapy, depending on the severity of the fracture.

Lost Filling or Crown

A lost filling or crown can expose the sensitive inner layers of your tooth, causing discomfort and vulnerability to further damage. If this happens, schedule an appointment with Dr. Bob right away.

In the meantime, you can use dental cement or temporary dental filling material, available at most drugstores, to cover the affected area and protect it from sensitivity and food debris. Avoid chewing on that side of your mouth until you receive proper dental treatment.

Emergency Dental Care You Can Trust

When a dental emergency strikes, you need a dental team you can rely on. At Bob Dalsania Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, you'll get compassionate and prompt emergency dental care.

Our skilled professionals will assess your condition, address your concerns, and provide appropriate treatment to relieve your pain and restore your oral health. Here's why you can trust us for your emergency dental needs:

  • Experienced team: Our dental professionals have extensive experience handling various dental emergencies. We stay updated with the latest techniques and technologies to provide the highest quality care.
  • Advanced facilities: Bob Dalsania Family & Cosmetic Dentistry utilizes state-of-the-art facilities and modern dental technology. We have the tools and equipment to accurately diagnose and treat your emergency.
  • Compassionate care: We understand that dental emergencies can be stressful and overwhelming. Our team provides compassionate care and a comfortable environment for your family.
  • Emergency appointments: We prioritize dental emergencies and offer same-day or next-day appointments whenever possible. Contact us immediately, and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.
  • Comprehensive solutions: Whether you require a tooth extraction, dental restoration, or other emergency treatments, Dr. Bob offers several solutions to address your needs. We aim to restore your oral health and help you regain your confident smile.

Protect Your Smile

Remember, early intervention is key when it comes to dental emergencies. Don't hesitate to seek professional help to prevent further complications and ensure the best possible outcome for your oral health.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Bob at our Covington office today, and let us help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for years to come.