Improve Your Child’s Oral Health With Beaumont Kids Dentistry
Our office provides children with the best dental care in Lexington, all in a fun and kid-friendly environment. Contact us or continue reading to learn more about the importance of pediatric dentistry.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Pediatric Dentistry
What age should my child start seeing a dentist?
Your child should have their first dental exam no later than six months after they get their first tooth. Their first birthday is a great time to schedule their first appointment. Little teeth need attention and care to help prevent decay and encourage healthy oral habits.
How often should they visit the dentist?
Your child should come in for a routine exam every six months. This helps us track their hygiene, oral habits, and tooth growth on a regular basis. We’re able to prevent any dental issues from arising before we have to do restorative dentistry procedures.
Does a pediatric dentist cost more?
Our office offers a variety of payment options and accepts most dental insurance. Contact our office today to learn about our financial services.
How is a pediatric dentist different from a general dentist?
A kid-friendly dentist, like Dr. Jane-Katerine Jones, has received special training that’s dedicated to pediatric dentistry. They learn special techniques and skills that assist them with treating children. They’ll also learn more about dental problems that affect children, such as thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, and tooth decay.
When do I need to start brushing my kid's teeth?
You can start using a small, soft-bristled toothbrush as soon as your child’s first tooth appears. There are infant-sized toothbrushes available at your local pharmacy. You can use non-Fluoride toothpaste on children younger than three since Fluoride can pose a danger for very young kids.
How Our Process Works at Beaumont Kids Dentistry
Step 1: Schedule an Appointment With Our Office
Step 2: Visit Our Lexington Location
During the first visit, we’ll gently evaluate your child’s mouth, teeth, and gums. We won’t do anything that makes them feel uncomfortable. Based on the health of their teeth and mouth, we’ll create a customized treatment plan.
Step 3: Enjoy Healthy Teeth for Years to Come
Financing & Insurance
We accept most insurances at Beaumont Kids Dentistry, but encourage you to speak with the receptionist when making your appointment to ensure your provider is in network. Additionally, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and other major credit cards.
If you have a question about financial options, you can speak with a member of our team by calling or texting 859.223.4888.
In Case of an Emergency
Disinfect the impacted area. Thoroughly rinse the mouth out with warm water. With floss, try to gently dislodge any food that may be stuck. Contact our office if the pain persists. Please do not apply heat or aspirin on the tooth or the gum. Apply a cold compress and contact us immediately if there is swelling in your child’s face.
Bitten or Cut Lip, Tongue, or Cheek
In order to control swelling, administer ice to the wounded area. Should there be bleeding, use cloth or gauze to apply a gentle yet firm pressure. If you’re unable to control the bleeding with these methods, contact your doctor or go to the emergency room as soon as possible.
Knocked Out Permanent Teeth
Locate the tooth if it’s possible. When handling the tooth, be sure to do so by the crown and not the root. Rinse the tooth using water, avoiding other liquids. Please avoid cleaning with soap, scrubbing or handling the tooth when it isn’t necessary. Check the tooth in question for fractures. If all looks ok, attempt to reinsert the tooth into the socket. Ask your child to bite on a clean cloth or a piece of gauze to hold the tooth in place. If the tooth can’t be reinserted, put the tooth in a cup with milk or your child’s saliva. Please do not use water to transport the tooth. Depending on the age of your child, the tooth may also be transported in your child’s mouth (beside their cheek). Time is of the utmost importance if you wish to save the tooth. Please bring your child to our office immediately.
Knocked Out Baby Teeth
Dealing with a knocked out baby tooth is different from dealing with a knocked out permanent tooth. As such, baby teeth should not be replanted as that could cause damage to the developing permanent teeth. Reach out to us during normal business hours to schedule a visit should you have any concerns. Most of the time, no treatment is needed.
Chipped or Fractured Permanent Tooth
Reach out to your pediatric dentist as soon as possible in order to prevent infection and the need for major treatment for your child in the future. Time is of the essence when it comes to chipped or fractured permanent teeth. Have your child rinse with water. You can reduce swelling by using a cold compress. If you’re able to, bring the broken piece of tooth to your appointment.
Chipped or Fractured Baby Tooth
It’s normal for children to experience chips in their baby teeth. Emergency treatment is often unnecessary unless a nerve is visible. If you are concerned about aesthetics, we invite you to schedule a visit.
If Your Child Experiences the Following, Visit the Emergency Room Immediately:
-An Intense Blow to the Head: Dial 911 right away or visit the emergency room.
-A Potentially Fractured or Broken Jaw: Ensure the jaw remains still and visit the emergency room.