Emergency Kids’ Dentistry – Towson, MD

Get Help for Your Child’s Smile Quick

Children laughing together after emergency kids dentistry

Dental emergencies strike fast and unexpectedly, often leaving your child in a lot of pain or with badly damaged teeth. Call our dental office immediately to set up an appointment for your little one if they need emergency kids' dentistry in Towson, MD. We will address their immediate pain, figure out the source of the problem, and devise a treatment plan, so your little one can continue to enjoy a healthy, functional smile as they continue to grow up.

Why Choose Kids Dental Space for Emergency Kids’ Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments
  • Complete Pediatric Dental Care in One Location
  • Dentist That Helps Nervous Children Feel at Ease

How We Handle Dental Emergencies

Child smiling during treatment for dental emergency
  • Schedule a Same-Day Appointment: Time is of the essence in any dental emergency. We will schedule a same-day appointment for your little one whenever possible. After-hour and weekend emergency appointments are available for patients that need them.
  • Perform a Comprehensive Exam: A detailed emergency examination is performed to figure out what’s causing the emergency and evaluate how bad the damage is. If your child is in severe, immediate discomfort, we’ll make it our priority to get them out of it.
  • Review Findings: After gaining a clear understanding of what your child needs, we’ll explain your treatment options as well as the costs associated with them. You’ll be given all the information you need to make the best decision.
  • Get Your Child the Care They Need: Our team will keep your child calm and comfortable while we give them the treatment they need, whether that means placing a filling or performing pulp therapy.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Sometimes it’s hard to tell what is or isn’t an emergency. If you have any doubts, call our dental office and let us know what symptoms your child has; we’ll advise you on the best next steps to take. Below is a list of common reasons why you might need to make an emergency appointment at Kids Dental Space.

Understanding the Cost of Children’s Dental Emergencies

Child in need of emergency dentistry covering her mouth

You probably won’t be thinking of the cost too much when you’re still dealing with the shock of your child’s dental emergency, but once treatments start being discussed, you may have concerns about whether you’ll be able to afford emergency care. Rest assured that we only ever recommend treatments that are truly needed for your child’s specific emergency, and we’ll be transparent about the costs upfront. We’ll also make sure that you’re fully aware of your payment options.

Every Dental Emergency Is Different

Frowning boy with toothache

Naturally, the specific details of your child’s situation can influence the total cost of their care. Some dental emergencies are fairly simple, whereas others require complex treatment. For example, a minor chip in a tooth might call for some dental bonding, whereas extensive damage might bring about the need for an extraction or crown.

After we examine your child’s mouth, we will recommend a treatment plan and make sure you understand the costs associated with each option. We always aim to be as straightforward as possible so there are no unpleasant surprises when you pay your child’s care bill.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Children’s Dental Emergencies?

Smiling little girl in dental treatment chair

Many dental insurance plans completely cover the cost of one emergency exam each year. As for the treatments that may be required, coverage levels can vary. Generally, minor services, such as fillings, are up to 80% covered, whereas more extensive treatments might be 50% covered. Our team welcomes insurance, and we will be happy to help you figure out how your policy applies. We are even in-network with many popular insurance companies.

Taking Care of Your Child’s Smile Can Save You Money

Mother brushing her child’s teeth

Circumstances are unpredictable, so there is no way to completely eliminate the possibility of a dental emergency for your child. However, if you take some practical steps, you can reduce their risk of a severe oral health problem and save yourself some money in the process.

For example, you should be sure that your child attends a checkup every six months or so. Our team can spot most dental issues while they are still in their early stages, before they lead to an emergency.

You should also encourage your child to develop good habits. Try to instill in them the importance of thorough oral hygiene and smart food choices from a very young age. You should also make sure they have a high-quality mouthguard if they play sports.

Would you like to learn more about children’s emergency dentistry and the costs associated with it? Get in touch with our team today — we will be happy to speak with you!

Keys to Preventing Children’s Dental Emergencies

Mother help child brush teeth to prevent dental emergencies
  • Make sure that your child is brushing and flossing at least twice a day (or that you’re brushing for them if they aren’t old enough to use a toothbrush on their own yet).
  • Schedule checkups and cleanings for your child every six months.
  • If your child plays football, basketball, or any other contact sport, make sure that they always wear a personalized mouthguard while engaging in said activity.
  • Discourage your child from biting their nails, chewing on pencils, or other bad habits that could lead to damaged teeth.