Find a Dentist Open on Saturday Near You

Looking for a dentist open on Saturdays near you for your child’s dental needs? Finding a dental clinic that is willing to serve patients on Saturdays can be difficult or even downright impossible. Even if you do find a dentist open on Saturday, they may not be in a location that is convenient.

Many Kool Smiles dental practices are open on Saturday for children’s routine dental services and emergencies to ensure that your family receives quality and affordable care when they need it. Our goal it to provide affordable, convenient dental services for children. We make sure our locations are in areas that can benefit from a dentist open on Saturday.

Call 254-781-0553 now to find your nearest location and schedule your child’s appointment. Kool Smiles has more than 120 locations and nearly all of them have flexible hours on Saturday for children’s dental services (usually 9:00 am–2:00 pm). Our dentists and dental staff are ready to make your kid’s Saturday dentist visit an enjoyable experience.

Why Choose Kool Smiles for a Saturday Dental Appointment?

Offering convenient Saturday hours is not the only way we make it easy to bring your kids to the dentist. At Kool Smiles, we also provide kids and parents alike with comfort, fun and an enjoyable dentist experience. Making your child feel comfortable at the dentist from a young age helps prevent the development of fear or anxiety when going to the dentist. Feeling comfortable at the dentist is an important step toward ensuring lifelong dental health.

There are lots of other reasons to choose Kool Smiles.

  • Payment options. We accept most types of insurance, including Medicaid, state health insurance plans and TRICARE. We even see patients with no insurance who wish to pay by cash or credit card. We also offer CareCredit to make the cost of your child’s dentist visit work with your budget.
  • Kid-friendly waiting areas. Our waiting areas are equipped with fun games and play areas for kids, and some Kool Smiles locations even have full playground sets.
  • Single visit treatments. Many treatments can be completed in one visit, so you don’t have to bring your child back again for another visit.
  • Parents are welcome. All parents are welcome to join their children in the treatment area or watch the procedure from a viewing area.
  • Specialty services. Some of our locations even offer orthodontic services.

Insurance and Payment Options for Dental Care on Saturdays

When you schedule a dentist appointment on a Saturday, you may wonder how you’ll be able to pay for the visit. Even if you have dental insurance, there’s always the fear that something will go wrong and you won’t be able to fix the issue until Monday.

Kool Smiles provide parents with flexible payment options. Our clinics accept several forms of government insurance. Patients who are on Medicaid or receive health and dental insurance through a state program, such as CHIP, can be confident their payment will be accepted at Kool Smiles. Medicaid covers many different children’s dental procedures to promote healthy dental habits. We are also proud to accept TRICARE for our Saturday and weekday dental services.

If you are uninsured or your child’s procedure is not covered by insurance, Kool Smiles offers payments options for your family. We understand that it’s not always possible to pay up front for a large dental bill. If your child needs a dental procedure on Saturday, we are happy to determine which payment option works for you.

Our clinics accept cash and credit payments for our affordable dental services. Kool Smiles offers flexible payment plans to fit every budget. In addition to payment plans to pay for your Saturday dentist visit, we accept CareCredit. CareCredit and other healthcare credit cards are designed to offer patients a way to pay off their dental and medical bills at a low monthly rate.

Putting Your Child at Ease

One of our biggest goals at Kool Smiles is to provide your child with a safe and fun dental experience. Kids are often scared of the dentist. A child who is afraid of a dentist appointment won’t want to give up their Saturday to get dental work done. We know that putting a child at ease for their Saturday dentist appointment can make their dental procedures go smoother.

All of our clinics provide spacious waiting areas where your child can feel free to move around. Each of these waiting areas features fun toys and games to take your kid’s mind off of the dentist appointment. Even on Saturdays, children enjoy playing in our clinics and making friends. The playgrounds at some of our clinics are especially helpful for calming a child with a Saturday dentist appointment.

Emergency Dental Services

Emergencies never seem to happen at a convenient time. Dental emergencies are no exception. When your child has a dental emergency, it’s important to understand when the emergency room is the right option.

If your child is seriously injured or has a medical emergency, call 911 right away.

Sometimes a child’s dental emergency is not severe enough for an emergency room visit but still needs immediate attention. Having a dentist that offers flexible hours and Saturday appointments can help make getting emergency dental care easy.

Kool Smiles offers extended and weekend hours, so we can quickly take care of your child’s dental emergency. Call your nearest location in advance for the best care.

Common Emergency Dental Procedures

When your child is in pain, you want to help them feel better as soon as possible. The Kool Smiles dental offices are open on Saturdays and weeknights. We provide expert emergency dental treatment for common dental emergencies including toothache and broken braces.

If your child has a toothache, the Kool Smiles dentists can figure out what’s causing the problem. Even if a toothache turns out to be caused by a minor issue that is easily fixed, your child could still be in intense pain. In other cases, a toothache may be caused by tooth decay, a common cause of toothaches. We offer Saturday appointments, so your kid doesn’t have to stay in pain until Monday.

Children who have braces may break off pieces of the wires and brackets. These sharp edges can be painful when pressing into the sides of your child’s mouth or gums. Besides causing constant pain when eating or chewing, these sharp edges can cause sores that may lead to infection. Being able to get a dentist appointment on a Saturday or late in the evening can help protect your child from serious dental issues from broken braces.

When to Visit the Emergency Room

As a parent, you want what is best for your child, especially when they are in pain. This includes knowing when to go to the emergency room. When your child has a serious tooth or oral health issue, an emergency dentist visit may not be enough.

If your child is facing a serious dental emergency, head to the emergency room right away. You can call 911 if you cannot get your child to the emergency room yourself. A trip to the emergency room may seem scary or unnecessary, but in a true emergency, it is the best choice for the health of your child.

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Visit Kool Smiles Today

Making time for regular dental checkups is important for your child’s dental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 17% of kids ages 5–19 have untreated dental problems like tooth decay and cavities. If left untreated, these conditions can lead to an adulthood of unhealthy teeth and other, more serious problems.

At Kool Smiles, we know that making children feel comfortable at the dentist can help them form healthy oral hygiene habits. That’s why we offer low-cost dental clinics in convenient locations. Finding a dentist open on Saturday near you can help you keep your kids healthy.

With over 120 locations across the United States, Kool Smiles likely has a clinic with Saturday appointments in your area. Find your nearest Kool Smiles by calling 254-781-0553 and requesting an appointment for your child in just minutes. See you on Saturday!

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Sources:

Colgate: colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/basics/dental-visits/how-dental-phobia-develops-and-what-offices-do-to-help-0515

Medicaid: medicaid.gov/medicaid/benefits/dental/index.html

CareCredit: carecredit.com/howcarecreditworks/prospective

WebMD: webmd.com/oral-health/easing-childrens-fears-dentist

WebMD: webmd.com/oral-health/guide/toothaches

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/dental.htm