Ignoring It Won’t Make It Go Away

Ignoring It Won't Make It Go Away

Are you a busy Gibsonton resident suffering from a toothache, but ignoring the pain?

Have you started chewing on one side of your mouth to avoid putting pressure on the problem tooth?

Have you stopped drinking hot and cold beverages because of the sensitivity?

Dental pain is like an unpaid speeding ticket, ignoring it won’t make it go away.

Many dread seeking relief from a dentist because they fear the treatment will hurt worse than the pain they are experiencing.

Waiting too long to care for your teeth can cause serious health troubles—and not just in your mouth.

At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we are committed to helping our patients get the treatment they need.

We understand how stressful it is to have a toothache, broken tooth, or other pressing dental problems.

Sedation Dentistry for Nervous Patients

If you have dental anxiety, Your Time Dental Urgent Care offers several solutions including sedation dentistry. We can also use anti-anxiety agents to quiet your fears and make your dental visit as safe and relaxed as possible.

In addition to urgent care dentistry, Your Time Dental Urgent Care offers the full spectrum of cosmetic, general, and specialty dental services.

Let the comfortable dental team at Your Time Dental Urgent Care help restore and keep your oral health.


Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida


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Your Mouth Pain Might Be Pulpitis. Call Us ASAP!

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Some men and women hate going to the dentist.  They only seek treatment when the pain is unbearable.

Because we are an urgent care practice in Gibsonton, many of our patients fall into this category.

We take extra care with those who have dental anxiety.

Pulpitis a condition that can lead to so much pain, even the most dental-phobic patients are forced to request treatment.

There are many causes of mouth pain. Some are more serious than others.

If the pain is caused by pulpitis, you need urgent care treatment immediately.

What is Pulpitis?

The “itis” suffix is a clue. In medical-speak, the suffix means “inflammation of.”

Dermatitis is inflamed skin. Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchial tubes. Pulpitis, therefore, is inflammation of the tooth pulp.

Why do body parts become inflamed?

Inflammation is an immune response. Your body couldn’t heal infections or lacerations if it didn’t trigger an inflammatory response.

What are the indications of inflammation?

Medical students learn the acronym PRISH to remember them.

Can you guess them?

  1. Pain
  2. Redness
  3. Immobility
  4. Swelling
  5. Heat

These symptoms warn us that there is a problem in the affected tissue or organ. They motivate us to address it. Some can be treated at home. Perhaps a heat rash or superficial wound. Others are crucial and require visiting a doctor or dentist.

If you have a tooth with inflamed pulp, you definitely want to visit an urgent care dentist. Call Your Time Dental Urgent Care now at the number below.

What causes inflammation of the tooth pulp?

The pulp of the tooth is composed of nerves, blood vessels, and the tissues that hold everything together.

  • Tooth trauma or decay can bring about an infection.
  • Repetitive impact, like tooth grinding (bruxism) can cause pulpitis—even though there is no bacterial infection.
  • A cracked or chipped tooth may trigger or exacerbate pulpitis.

It usually hurts like crazy.

Pulpitis can be reversible or irreversible.

If you have reversible pulpitis, removing the cause of the inflammation can restore health to the pulp. When tooth decay is causing the inflammation, removing the decayed tooth structure and filling the hole is necessary.

If you have irreversible pulpitis, the pulp can’t be saved. But you may be able to save the surrounding tooth. Urgent care dentists (like those here at Your Time Dental Urgent Care) can perform a pulpectomy.

What is a pulpectomy?

Back to our Greek and Latin medical terms. The suffix “ectomy” means “to surgically remove.” An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. A tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of the tonsils. You know where this is going. A pulpectomy is the surgical removal of the tooth pulp.

This is the first stage of a root canal. Your dentist will carefully remove the pulp taking care not to damage the intact tooth. Disinfectant is applied to the hollowed-out area to prevent further infection. Finally, the tube is filled and sealed. Because there is no more pulp to supply blood and nutrients, the tooth is now considered “dead.” A dead tooth is weak and in jeopardy of damage. In most cases, the tooth will require a crown.

In cases of severe pulpitis, it may not be possible to save the tooth. The tooth will need to be extracted.

If you are experiencing unexplained tooth pain, call our office ASAP. We will diagnose the cause and treat the problem. You don’t need to suffer from mouth pain.

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida


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Your Time Dental Urgent Care Treats 3 Urgent Dental Issues

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Our mouth and teeth work hard for us. Consider how much they experience day after day. It’s not surprising that occasionally problems occur.

As an urgent care office, we are uniquely qualified to treat a wide range of oral troubles.

Here are three of the most prevalent:

1. Abscessed Tooth

An abscess is a serious infection accompanied by pus, pain, and swelling. It transpires deep down in the root of a tooth. The infection can destroy tissue and even bone it left untreated.

A root canal procedure is used to remove an abscessed tooth root.

2. Knocked-out Tooth

This is the classic dental emergency. We hope it never happens to you.

But if it does, follow these critical directions:

  • Pick up the tooth by the crown (the chewing surface) NOT the root.
  • If it’s dirty, carefully rinse the tooth with warm water, being careful not to remove any tissue attached.
  • Put the tooth back in the socket immediately (if possible). Gently set it into the socket. Bite down slowly and carefully. If it’s a small child that has suffered the injury, don’t risk swallowing or choking. Put the tooth in milk. Don’t use tap water.
  • Make sure the tooth stays moist at all times.

Visit Your Time Dental Urgent Care within 30 minutes. Our number is listed below.

3. Painful Wisdom Teeth

Whether wisdom teeth have erupted or not, they can cause a lot of oral problems. They move around and bump into other teeth. They can be difficult to clean and increase the risk of decay. They can become painful and inflamed. At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we treat wisdom teeth-related concerns.

If you still have your wisdom teeth and want to avoid future problems, come into our office for an exam and consultation. We can take an X-ray and advise you on a course of action.

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida


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We’ll Fix Your Cracked Tooth. Prevent the Next One.

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You’re munching popcorn at the movies and bite down on an unpopped kernel. You hear a noise that makes your toes curl.


You’ve cracked a tooth.

Nobody wants the pain and inconvenience of a cracked tooth.

Your Time Dental Urgent Care is here after-hours and on weekends to repair a chipped or cracked tooth. We can fabricate a custom crown in one visit with our state-of-the-art CEREC system.

Why is it important to fix a cracked tooth immediately?

  1. When the enamel is compromised, the tooth is more susceptible to decay.
  2. You may start chewing differently and experience head or jaw aches.
  3. The tooth may be so week it’s vulnerable to further damage.
  4. The damaged tooth may damage adjacent or opposing teeth.
  5. Your tongue won’t leave it alone and it will drive you crazy.

Have you been living with a cracked tooth for a while now? Schedule an appointment and we will fix it for you. We have extended hours to accommodate your schedule.

Don’t Chew Hard Things!

Now, let’s focus on how to avoid this preventable problem.

Steer clear of chewing on hard things if you don’t want a cracked tooth! This includes ice, hard candy, and (sorry cinephiles) popcorn. Be careful with pitted fruits. In fact, be careful with fruit that has supposedly had the pit removed. Sometimes a small hard pit fragment remains.

Chew beef jerky carefully or avoid it altogether. (It’s unreasonably expensive anyway.)

Wear Sports Mouthguards

Protect your smile against any impact on the mouth that could be experienced during sporting events. If you are a member of a local Apollo Beach or Fishhawk rec center basketball, ultimate frisbee, or flag football league, pick up a mouth guard at any Tampa area sporting goods store.

Better yet, talk to us about a custom mouthguard.

Have Tooth Grinding Treated

Tooth grinding is never a good thing, and it can even lead to a cracked tooth or temporomandibular conditions. Talk to your dentist, doctor, or physical therapist and try some stress reduction techniques to keep your jaw nice and relaxed.

Have Regular Dental Checkups

Be sure to keep your regular checkups with your Gibsonton dentist. He/she can spot possible problems that could predispose you to a cracked tooth such as an uneven chewing surface or brittle teeth. Your dentist will check for enamel erosion and damage to existing restorations

If you have a cracked tooth, you’ll want to pursue the correct course of treatment and, if needed, explore some cosmetic dentistry procedures. In addition to urgent care dental services, we provide veneers, the aforementioned CEREC crowns, and dental implants.


Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida


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Toothache? Broken Braces? Knocked-Out Tooth?

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Let’s consider three dental issues that may require immediate treatment.


Most of us experience a toothache at some point in our lives. Even one day with oral pain can seem like an eternity.

A toothache could be a symptom of an abscess. If an abscess progresses, it can destroy the root of the tooth. It can even destroy the surrounding bone.

Possible causes of a toothache are decay, an injury to the tooth, a broken crown, an infection, and TMD (temporomandibular disorder).

Let Drs. Kernagis take care of you. You will quickly be back to pain-free eating, speaking, and sleeping. What a relief!

Call Your Time Dental Urgent Care if you have a toothache.

Broken Braces

What if one of the wires on your braces comes loose? It can damage your teeth or gums. If this happens and you cut the inside of your mouth, rinse with a solution of salt and water.

Call Your Time Dental Urgent Care if a wire on your braces breaks. We have extended hours for when an oral problem can’t wait.

Knocked-Out Tooth

We hope this never happens to you. But we are here in the unfortunate event that it does. All is not lost.

If a tooth is knocked out, it may be successfully re-implanted if done rapidly. Make sure you hold the tooth only by the crown. Never touch the root!

Rinse the tooth gently with water. Be cautious not to brush off any tissue attached. Put the tooth back in the socket if you can easily, although this can be tricky with younger children.

These are just a few of the urgent-care issues we treat at Your Time Dental Urgent Care. But we are also a full-service dental office.

We perform:

Save our number in your contacts on your phone. If you have a dental emergency, you can call without delay.


Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida


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CEREC Same-Day Restorations For Dental Emergencies

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CEREC “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics” crowns are fast and convenient. They make “same-day” dentistry possible. If your dental practice performs CEREC, your dentist can fabricate strong, natural-looking crowns in one visit.

Because of this, CEREC has many advantages for cosmetic dental patients.

CEREC For Dental Emergencies

CEREC technology also plays a vital role in emergency dentistry.

A dental emergency is, by definition, inconvenient. (You can’t get more inconvenient than an event that takes place with no warning whatsoever.)

Reduce The Impact To Your Schedule

The dental injury and visit to an urgent care practice is disruptive enough. If your dental emergency necessitates ongoing dental appointments, it further complicates your life.

  • You may have to take time off from work
  • You may have to get child care
  • You may have to cancel flight reservations for a vacation or business trip
  • You may have to reschedule other appointments

Same-day restorations don’t require ongoing treatment after an initial emergency visit.

CEREC Crowns are High Quality

Worried that CEREC same-day restorations are inferior to traditional restorations?

Let’s put your mind at ease.

CEREC crowns are engineered using durable, high-quality materials.

A CEREC crown is shaped with CAD/CAM scanning technology which is just as accurate as a traditional impression. (Some dentists believe a CEREC crown is even more precise than a crown developed from a traditional impression.)

CEREC crowns:

  1. Are indistinguishable from your remaining teeth
  2. Function like a standard crown
  3. Don’t require a messy impression
  4. Don’t require a temporary crown that may come loose or fall off—leaving your damaged tooth at risk of further injury
  5. Can last ten years or longer
  6. Are performed in one dental visit

Your Time Dental Urgent Care offers CEREC same-day crowns. This is one way we ease the trauma when you have a dental emergency. Save our phone number to your contacts. In the unfortunate event that you experience a dental emergency, call us ASAP. If someone else is driving, call us on your way to our office. We have extended hours to serve you.


Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida


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How Technology Helps Your Time Dental Urgent Care Provide Same-Day Service

Crown lengthening LithiaToday’s message focuses on some nifty dentistry advances that are used behind-the-scenes to benefit Your Time Dental Urgent Care patients.

Digital Imaging

Digital imaging is not just for Instagram and Pinterest. Most Florida dental offices use digital X-Rays.

Realtime digital images help Drs. Kernagis diagnose and treat oral problems. Digital X-Rays use much less radiation exposure and are easier to archive and retrieve than traditional versions.

Diode Lasers

Pinpoint-precise Diode lasers are used for emergency root canals, crown lengthening, root scaling, biopsies, oral lesion removal, and treatment of dental decay. Laser procedures are easy on patients and need much shorter healing times.

CAD/CAM for Same-Day Restorations

CAD (computer-aided design) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) are used for many procedures at Your Time Dental Urgent Care. These include in-office inlays/onlays, same-day CEREC crowns, and dental implants.

Quality urgent care service requires experience, expertise, and the latest dental technology. You’ll find them here at Your Time Dental Urgent Care.

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida


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Saliva And Dental Health

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Today we review the importance of your saliva. Though most people may think it’s gross, saliva is vital for dental health as well as digestion.

Saliva is mostly water, but a small portion of it is made up of enzymes, antibacterial substances, mucus, and minerals. The optimal pH balance of the mouth is maintained by saliva, and pH balance is a critical factor for preventing cavities.

The minerals in saliva help to maintain the enamel surface of the teeth. Immunoproteins in saliva curb the overgrowth of microbes in the mouth, thereby protecting the gums from gingivitis.

Now that you know how critical saliva is to dental health, I’m sure you can see why sufficient salivary flow should concern you. For most individuals, everyday chewing is enough to stimulate salivary glands to release saliva. However, dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is a condition that should be dealt with quickly before oral health troubles take place.

If you are in the Gibsonton area and are looking for quality dental care, please contact our office today at 813-519-0128.

Our comfortable staff would be happy to speak with you about urgent dental care, sedation dentistry, and the other services we provide to our valued patients.


Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida


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See Your Time Dental Urgent Care For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

Your Time Dental Urgent Care For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

Many Gibsonton residents consider the myriad options available to stop the aging clock. Whether it is a surgical procedure, botox, hair implants, or a chemical peel, Florida residents have countless choices to help them look more youthful. I am Dr. Richard Kernagis and I am excited to tell you about a simple and affordable procedure we offer at Your Time Dental Urgent Care that can create a younger looking you.

Porcelain veneers will produce a smile that will have people asking you if you have lost weight or started going to the gym because the effect is stunning.

Haven’t you noticed that when you talk with someone who has sparkling, straight white teeth, their smile catches your eye? An engaging smile draws attention away from wrinkles or a flabby belly because a dazzling smile is the first impression others have of you – and it is impossible to ignore!

At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, our porcelain veneers will improve the color of your teeth, cover chips, cracks, or misshapen teeth. Veneers can lengthen teeth that look too short, fill in gaps between teeth and cover any irregularities your teeth may have. Porcelain veneers reflect light the same way natural teeth do making them a great choice for a smile makeover.

If you are a middle-aged (or older) Gibsonton or Tampa resident pondering ways to improve your appearance, Your Time Dental Urgent Care can help you turn back the clock by creating a youthful smile. Your Time Dental Urgent Care has been serving patients in Gibsonton since 2001.

The smiles in the 33534 zip code area can rival those of Beverly Hills 90210 thanks to porcelain veneers. Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care today for a younger you!

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida


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Veneers Transform Smiles

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

Same Day Smile Makeovers At Your Time Dental Urgent Care In GibsontonAt Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we are known for walk-in appointments, weekend hours, and emergency care. Because we are an urgent dental care provider, some of our patients don’t realize that we offer the full spectrum of cosmetic dental procedures.

The team at Your Time Dental Urgent Care in Gibsonton wants to discuss dental veneers. Porcelain veneers can transform your every-day ok smile into a magical one.

Have you ever wished your dentist could glue new pearly white covers on your existing teeth as quick and easy as you paint a wall in your house? Guess what? With porcelain veneers, it’s possible. Our team will permanently attach the wafer-thin tooth-shaped fronts to your natural teeth.

Unlike a crown procedure, our team doesn’t need to remove tooth structure to place the restoration.

We will use veneers alone and in combination with other cosmetic dental procedures in complete smile makeovers. Because they can correct cosmetic tooth misalignment in one visit, veneers are sometimes called instant orthodontics.

Do veneers look like natural teeth?

Skilled dental lab artists create porcelain veneers with the color, reflective properties, and translucency of natural teeth: perfect natural teeth, that is. In addition, we can create porcelain veneers in any size or shape.

Are veneers strong?

We make porcelain veneers out of extremely durable material. If you have questions about whether a veneer or dental crown is the best choice for you, talk to our team.  We will consider the size and condition of the tooth and its position in the mouth.

How long do veneers last?

Some smile makeover patients have veneers they received over 15 years ago. (And they still look incredible!) If properly cared for, veneers can last as long as dental crowns.

Are porcelain veneers affordable?

Porcelain veneers are often less expensive than crowns and orthodontia. For questions about the cost of porcelain veneers, call our office.

Your Time Dental  Urgent Care serving Gibsonton, Riverview and Apollo Beach areas is a full-service dental practice. An urgent care dentist must be skilled in emergency, general, and cosmetic dentistry. If you have a dental emergency, or are looking for a team of experienced dental professionals, give us a call.

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida