At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, We Work Dental Miracles

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Have you ever been told that your smile is beyond repair? That may not be true. At Your Time Dental Urgent Care we perform dental miracles every day. Here are some tough dental problems we routinely solve:

Tough Problem 1: Insufficient Bone for Dental Implant
Solution: Bone Grafting

As a replacement for a missing tooth, a dental implant has many benefits as compared to a dental bridge. However, there must be enough bone to support the titanium post (screw) that is surgically implanted.

Many implant patients require some level of bone grafting and the procedure has a high success rate. Disinfected, processed donor bone is inserted at the implant location where the bone needs structural strengthening. The grafting material is in granular form that can be packed into the contours. It stimulates growth, and eventually, the patient’s newly-created bone replaces the donor bone material.

If you have had another dentist tell you that you don’t have enough bone to place an implant post, talk to Drs. Kernagis. The team at Your Time Dental Urgent Care has performed many bone grafting procedures for dental implant placement.

Tough Problem 2: Severe Tooth Loss
Solution: Full Mouth Restoration

If it feels like your dental dilemmas are beyond repair because you have few or no teeth left, take heart. Regardless of the cause—chemotherapy, recreational drug use, eating disorder, extreme mouth injury, disability, inadequate oral hygiene, or simply poor overall health—there is hope.

Full mouth reconstruction can restore your previously healthy, attractive smile or give you the beautiful smile you never had. Patients who undergo full mouth reconstruction regain their confidence to smile, eat, and speak normally.

Full mouth restoration is composed of a combination of dental procedures as needed according to the patient’s particular situation. These can include dental implants, implant-supported bridges, orthodontia, crowns, inlays/onlays, dental bonding, gum contouring, soft tissue grafts, and teeth whitening.

By listening carefully, asking the right questions, communicating clearly, and counseling with you, Drs. Kernagis can fully analyze your seemingly impossible dental dilemma and provide a solution. Call us today at 813-519-0128.

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

813-519-0128

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida
33534

 

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6 Ways Dental Crowns Restore Smiles

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Dental crowns have been around a long time, but they continue to play a critical role in Your Time Dental Urgent Care dentistry. A dental crown, often called a cap, covers the visible part of the tooth.

Dental crowns are used for numerous common dental problems:

An old crown that is damaged or ill-fitting
A broken tooth
A tooth with severe decay
A tooth that has had a root canal
A tooth that is too small or misshapen
A tooth that prohibits a proper bite

A dental crown serves both structural and aesthetic purposes. It protects a natural tooth from additional decay and damage while permitting normal function. Plus, a crown can save a tooth from extraction and the ensuing bone loss.

Dental patients who get a dental crown should not assume that the tooth is now invincible. Crowns need daily cleaning and flossing just like natural teeth. The remaining tooth structure just around the gumline could still become decayed and the soft tissue around the crown is susceptible to gum disease. Chewing hard foods or using your teeth as a tool can cause a crown to crack or break. (Use scissors to open a stubborn plastic package—don’t bite and pull!)

We can guide you on caring for your new crown so that it will last as long as possible. For details on dental crown prices, urgent dental care treatment, or conscious sedation, call Your Time Dental Urgent Care today.

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

813-519-0128

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida
33534

 

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Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Affordable Gibsonton Dentistry SedationAt Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we treat serious dental emergencies. We also offer sedation to our patients.

The purpose of today’s dentistry article is to debunk some of the most common myths about dental sedation.

Myth #1: With Sedation Dentistry, You Are Completely Unconscious

Some nervous dental patients are not only afraid of receiving treatment; they also fear the thought of not being in control. At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we offer different levels of sedation, but none of the sedation options put you completely to sleep. With oral sedation you are relaxed but not totally knocked out. When we need to ask a dental sedation patient a question during the treatment, the patient is able to hear, understand, and respond.

Myth #2: Dental Sedation Should Only Be Used For Extensive Dental Treatment

Anxiety-free dentistry is completely safe. Many nervous sedation dentistry patients request sedation for routine exams and procedures.

Myth #3: Most Dental Insurance Companies Do Not Cover Sleep Dentistry

Some Florida dental insurers do cover sedation. Check with your insurer for details about your Florida dental insurance benefits.

Myth #4: Sleep Dentistry Is Still Experimental

Dentists have been safely providing sedation for many years. Your Time Dental Urgent Care meets all the requirements advised by the American Dental Association. Millions of Americans and thousands of Florida dental patients have safely received sedation for dental treatment.

For more information about anxiety-free dentistry, contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care at https://www.yourtimedentalurgentcare.com/ or 813-519-0128 today to schedule a sedation consultation.

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

813-519-0128

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida
33534

 

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We Replace Old Fillings With Tooth-Colored White Fillings

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Superficial cuts in the skin disappear without a trace, infections are eradicated with antibiotics, broken bones mend, and inflamed tissues subside. Our teeth, unfortunately, can’t regenerate. Decay can be halted in its progress, but scientists are still years away from actual enamel regeneration. That’s why the team at Your Time Dental Urgent Care strongly emphasizes preventative dentistry.

The healthiest mouths have all teeth intact and free of current or former tooth decay. But how many smiles can boast such an admirable record? Very few.

The stark reality is that most individuals get one or more cavities over the course of their lifetime. 

In fact, most men and women in Florida probably don’t even know someone who has never had a cavity. Tooth decay is second only to the common cold as the most common health issue in childhood. When we reach middle age, many of us have even had a root canal or two.

Depending on the size of the cavity, after cleaning and preparing the tooth, your dentist can fill it, place a crown, or carry out a root canal (usually followed by a crown).

Restorations Have Come a Long Way

Modern restorations have many advantages over those in years past. There are stronger and more natural-looking materials. Many of our patients at Your Time Dental Urgent Care who have not had a filling for a while, are not aware that white fillings are available. You can even replace old amalgam fillings with white fillings and give your mouth a makeover!

As we said before, when a tooth is affected by injury or decay, it is never exactly the way it was before. But now, with modern fillings and crowns, it can regain strength and beauty.

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

813-519-0128

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida
33534

 

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Don’t Choose an Urgent Dental Clinic Based on Price Alone

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Have you ever gotten an unbelievable bargain on a used car that turned out to be a lemon? After a couple years of continual repairs, you realized that it ended up costing as much as a new vehicle would have. And after spending all that money, you still have a dud.

The same is true of substandard dental work. You have probably received glossy postcard ads that advertise amazing deals on dentistry: porcelain veneers, crowns, and dental implants.

The prices may be tempting, but make certain you do plenty of research before committing. We aren’t trying to imply that all Gibsonton dental practices that proclaim low prices in their ads deliver substandard work—we are just cautioning patients not to decide on a dentist based on price alone. Unlike an automobile, you can’t sell your smile and buy a new one.

We will use porcelain veneers as an example. At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we use porcelain veneers to correct minor chips and cracks in a tooth.

What can go amiss if you receive substandard porcelain veneers?

The dentist may be inexperienced and make mistakes: improper placement, poor color matching, bite complications. The materials may be inferior: unnatural color, prone to breaking, veneers pop off. The lab techs that create the restorations may turn out poor quality work: unnatural color, poor fit.

If you are considering getting some teeth repaired, speak with us at Your Time Dental Urgent Care first.

During your consultation, you will learn about our experience, techniques, specialty training, and the number of procedures performed.  You will learn about the best materials for the restorations and receive information about the dental lab we use. We can also provide references if requested. And, of course, we will talk about how much each procedure will cost.

We are sure that you will find that our prices are competitive for the exceptional dentistry we provide to your friends and neighbors in the Gibsonton area.

Don’t compromise your smile in an attempt to save some money. You really do get what you pay for.

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

813-519-0128

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida
33534

 

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Your Time Dental Urgent Care Works to Earn Your Trust

Your Time Dental Urgent Care in GibsontonAt Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we have been providing urgent care, general, and cosmetic dentistry since 2001. Dentistry is a challenging and fascinating profession; dentists must have diagnostic skills, dexterity, extensive scientific and medical knowledge, and good visual memory. In addition to the technical aspects of dentistry, we really enjoy interacting with my Gibsonton dental patients.

We recognize that our patients have other choices in Tampa area dental practices, and we work continually to earn your trust and surpass your expectations.

Each dental patient is unique. We treat patients with dental emergencies and also have ongoing patients who come in twice-yearly for an exam and cleaning.

Some Lithia patients come seeking major restorative dental work. It is extremely gratifying to complete a smile makeover and see the patient’s reaction when they see their new smile for the first time.

When we have a pre-treatment consultation with a new Apollo Beach patient, it is very informative for both of us. The patient learns the specifics about the possible procedures and we learn about the patient’s goals, concerns, and expectations. Then we work with the patient to develop a dental treatment plan that fits the patient’s needs, desired outcome, and budget.

At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we work to earn your trust and hope you will consider us for any future dental needs.

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

813-519-0128

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida
33534

 

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Answers to 3 Critical Questions About Dental Emergencies

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A dental emergency is any scenario in which damage to the teeth occurs and the patient needs urgent care. While a dental emergency may have never happened to you, it could happen in the future.

Urgent dental care is an aid for tooth/mouth related situations. Some things are too serious to wait for an appointment. How do you know if you need to call for help? Who do you call? How can you be prepared?

Some common questions individuals may have in a dental emergency:

  • “Is this serious enough, can’t we treat it at home for now?”
  • “Should I call 911?”
  • “How can I help in the moment?”

How to know if it is a dental emergency and when to seek help

If you are experiencing any of the following, call Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

  • Tooth breakage/loss/looseness
  • Smell of infection
  • An abscess with pus
  • Unexplained mouth pain
  • Persistent bleeding of the mouth

The wrong qualifications: Should I call 911 for a dental emergency?

If you suspect you are dealing with a potential dental emergency, stay calm. In the heat of the moment, a person’s instinct may jump to calling 911. However, emergency authorities and dentists would encourage you to refrain.

Dental emergencies are serious. There are urgent care dental offices for dental-related situations. If you need treatment, an urgent care dentist is a person for the job. Act fast and responsibly.

Calling 911 may ultimately waste your time in getting the help you need. The police cannot help in dental matters (they are not licensed). And paramedics are not urgent care dentists. They can help if you have a non-dental medical emergency, but not if it is a dental-specific occurrence.

Don’t panic!

What should you do instead?

Instead, call Your Time Dental Urgent Care. We will help you over the phone. We can talk you through your situation to identify and diagnose the problem. No prior appointment needed. We will identify the best course of action and set up a time for you to come in for treatment.

Your Time Dental Urgent Care is here for you when you have a dental emergency

When it comes to your smile, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Obtaining immediate assistance is the first step in helping the situation. When you call Your Time Dental Urgent Care, a dental professional will recommend you over the phone. Do not hesitate. The consequences of untreated emergencies can leave permanent damage. Some serious dental infections can even threaten your life if not treated.

Our contact information is below. Save our number in your phone contacts so you will be prepared in the unfortunate event that you suffer a dental emergency.

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

813-519-0128

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida
33534

 

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When to Go to Urgent Care for Jaw Pain

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Jaw pain can be caused by a variety of dental problems. Oftentimes, jaw pain can be treated with a simple pain reliever. However, if you experience jaw pain that does not get better or worsens with time, it is wise to consider consulting your dentist or doctor.

Drs. Kernagis at Your Time Dental Urgent Care is available to evaluate your jaw pain and help determine the cause.

Some prevalent causes of jaw pain are:

  • Frequent grinding of the teeth
  • Infections or injuries
  • Toothaches or tension headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Wisdom teeth or tooth decay
  • Dental abscesses 
  • Gum disease

When should I go to urgent care dental for jaw pain?

  • If the pain is too excruciating to handle
  • If the pain from the jaw spreads to anywhere else in the face or the neck or if it is challenging to move your mouth
  • If it’s challenging to eat, drink or swallow
  • If you develop a fever or swelling

Ways to treat jaw pain at home:

  • Hot and cold compresses
  • Pain relievers
  • Massaging the jaw
  • Trying to destress and relax

What happens when jaw pain is left untreated?

It can be harmful to leave jaw pain to subside on its own. You never know what exactly is causing your jaw pain, and leaving certain causes untreated can have consequences. For example, you may not know that you have an infection, tooth decay, or gum disease until you consult your dentist. Leaving any of these things untreated can lead to further pain and complications.

In most cases, jaw pain does not require immediate medical attention. However, it is good to know that if the pain persists, is too much to handle, or spreads to other areas of the body, that you can seek counsel from a professional. The cause may be something more urgent than a cavity or tooth grinding.

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

813-519-0128

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida
33534

 

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Multi-Procedure Dental Visits Save Time And Hassle

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In addition to treating dental emergencies and offering extended hours, Your Time Dental Urgent Care is a full-service cosmetic and general dental practice. We can address any general, restorative or general dental need including total smile makeovers. If you are considering a smile makeover, you may be wondering whether to do it all at once or one procedure at a time over an extended period. Here are some factors to think about:

Cost
In the long run, it is less costly to do it all at once. At Your Time Dental Urgent Care in Gibsonton, we are able to complete several procedures in one visit. We know that complete smile transformations are a significant investment for most Tampa residents. We would be happy to discuss affordable dentistry financing options. Call us at 813-519-0128 to schedule a no-pressure consultation.

Time
With the latest materials and innovative dental techniques, healing is speedier than in the past. However, some procedures such as bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, root canals, and dental implants may require a healing period.

It is easier physically and psychologically to have the fewest possible visits to your Gibsonton dentist. You should also think about how your dental visits and needed healing periods will affect your employment and family life. You will have less downtime if you receive several procedures at once.

Aesthetic Results
While we routinely achieve great outcomes when doing a smile makeover in steps, multiple porcelain restorations are best fabricated in the same “batch” for the most precise color matching.

Sedation Dentistry
When you come in for a smile analysis, we can discuss oral sedation dentistry. Many dental patients benefit from this safe and effective solution for pain and anxiety management. Conscious sedation is especially useful for procedures such as multiple wisdom teeth extractions and dental implant placement.

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

813-519-0128

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida
33534

 

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Isn’t a Dental Bridge as Good as an Implant for a Knocked-out Tooth?

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At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we treat dental emergencies such as a knocked-out tooth. Patients who have suffered an injury that either knocks out a tooth or severely damages the tooth have a couple options for tooth replacement.

In today’s message, we will discuss a tooth replacement option prevalent in Tampa: dental bridges.

Dental bridges aren’t ideal

Dental bridges have provided a passable tooth replacement for many individuals, but they are not problem free.

Dental bridges are difficult to clean

Many Florida people with dental bridges find it challenging to keep the small areas around the bridge clean. It’s hard to get toothbrush bristles or dental floss under the bridge. If you have limited mobility, it’s extremely challenging.

Without proper cleaning, detrimental bacteria has no trouble moving in and taking over. When the decay reaches the roots of the surrounding teeth, ouch! It’s not only painful, the person is at risk of losing those teeth.

A dental implant is superior to a dental bridge

That is one reason why a dental implant is superior to a dental bridge. Most Tampa people with missing teeth are great candidates for dental implants.

A dental implant looks just like the beautiful tooth restoration on a high-quality dental bridge, but the vital part is what you don’t see.

A permanent dental implant is screwed directly into the jaw bone. It is not attached to teeth like the dental bridges traditionally used in Tampa.

A tooth implant is a more conservative replacement

In a way, an implant is a more conservative tooth replacement because it leaves the adjacent teeth intact. The bone and gum tissue mesh permanently with the titanium post that serves as the replacement tooth root.

Dental implants do not have the same risk of decay as the teeth that anchor dental bridges. Of course, individuals with dental implants need to brush and floss, but cleaning a dental implant is usually no more difficult than cleaning a normal tooth.

Tooth implants have a better track record in Florida than dental bridges. With proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime for smile-smart dental patients.

At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, dental implants can replace one or more teeth providing stability, beauty, and natural function.

If you have a missing tooth, don’t settle for a dental bridge. Your smile deserves the best tooth-replacement option.

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

813-519-0128

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida
33534

 

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