Find an Emergency Dental Clinic That Accepts Medicaid
When your child has an accident, you may find yourself in need of emergency dental care at a dentist office that accepts Medicaid. No matter when your child's emergency happens, it's important to know your dentist's emergency care policy and the procedures you need to take.
If you are experiencing a true medical emergency, call 911 right away. For all other emergencies, visit a Kool Smiles office near you today.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency can be a complication affecting the teeth, gums, or tongue that requires urgent attention from a professional. Examples include a chipped tooth or swelling gums. If you're unsure of whether your child is having a dental emergency, consider these questions:
- Is your child bleeding from the mouth?
- Is your child in pain?
- Did your child lose or loosen a tooth?
- Is there swelling in the mouth or face?
- Are there any bulges, swelling, or knots in the gums?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you are most likely experiencing a dental emergency and should call your dentist immediately.
Does Medicaid Cover Emergency Services?
In states with expanded Medicaid coverage, necessary emergency dental services must be provided to patients enrolled in the program. These services must be able to:
- Control bleeding
- Relieve pain
- Treat infections
Kool Smiles Can Be Your Emergency Dentist
If your child is in need of emergency dental care, bring him or her to Kool Smiles. We not only accept Medicaid coverage without limiting the number of patients we see, but we also offer emergency dental services to all our patients.
If your child is having a dental emergency during business hours, you can call us and come into our office. We don't require an appointment, however we do ask that you call in advance so we can expect your arrival.
If the dental emergency happens after hours, Kool Smiles patients are able to give us a call. We can then direct you to a doctor on call.
Contact Kool Smiles for Emergency Dental Services
If your child is in need of immediate medical attention, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. However, for dental emergencies, bring your child to a local Kool Smiles near you.
Consumer Guide to Dentistry: http://www.yourdentistryguide.com/emergency/