Where to Go for Emergency Dental Service


When your child needs emergency dental services, time is of the essence. It’s essential you have a plan in place before your child needs emergency care, so you don’t have to waste precious time searching the web or phone book for a dentist when an emergency comes up.


If your child is experiencing an emergency that may be life-threatening, call 911 or head to your nearest hospital’s emergency department immediately.



How Do I Know if My Child Needs Emergency Dental Services?

Some problems aren’t time-sensitive and can wait until a regular dentist appointment, but others are severe and demand same-day emergency care. Dental issues that may require immediate attention may include:

  • A cracked, broken, fractured, chipped, loose, or knocked-out tooth.
  • A lost filling or crown.
  • Broken braces.
  • Facial pain and tissue injury.
  • A severe toothache.
  • An object that’s stuck between two teeth.
  • Abscess infections.
  • Any issue that causes significant pain.


In case of a medical emergency that a dentist’s office may not be equipped to handle, call 911 right away.



Why Should I Take My Kid to a Kool Smiles Partner Dentist?

When you choose a Kool Smiles Kids Club partner dentist for your child’s dental care, you can rest assured that your child will have full access to emergency dental services.


Emergency dental care can be costly. Kool Smiles’ partners offer a variety of payment options to make dental care more affordable. If your child’s emergency can be treated at a dental office, care from a Kool Smiles partner dentist will typically be less costly than emergency room care.



How Can I Pay for a Dental Emergency?

All Kool Smiles partner dentists accept Medicaid and most major insurance plans, including CHIP (formerly SCHIP) and TRICARE. To accommodate patients who are uninsured or underinsured, our partner dentists accept cash, credit, debit, and CareCredit.





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