Consider the following scenario: You are stretched out in a chair at the dentist’s office holding a remote as you try to tune into your favorite radio station. A dental assistant attaches a paper bib around your neck. Someone clicks on a bright overhead light and you see latex-gloved hands moving toward your open mouth. You close your eyes.
How does this impact you? Does your heart start to pound? Are your palms sweaty?
Same-day dentistry is for dental emergencies. Plus many general and specialty services as well.
Let’s discuss some of the same-day services we offer at Your Time Dental Urgent Care in Gibsonton.
Same-Day Dentistry Is For Toothaches
A sudden toothache is never convenient. And when it originates in the evening or on the weekend, it seems to hurt even worse.
When other Gibsonton dentists have gone home, you can walk into Your Time Dental Urgent Care and we’ll provide exceptional service. Most importantly, we will treat the cause of your toothache and ease your pain.
Same-Day Dentistry Is For A Broken Tooth
If you break a tooth and it hurts, put a cold compress on the area (inside and/or outside the mouth). Even if it doesn’t hurt, give us a call to talk about your options.
Same-Day Dentistry Is For A Knocked-Out Tooth
We hope this never happens to you. But if it does, we can treat you right away. Your tooth may be successfully re-implanted if done rapidly.
Make sure you only hold the tooth by the crown, never touch the root. If the tooth is dirty, rinse it gently with water being cautious not to brush off any tissue. It is best to reinsert the tooth into the socket. Don’t try this with children, they may swallow it!
Same-Day Dentistry Is For A Broken Crown or Lost Filling
If you have had a filling fall out, call us promptly. Ditto for a broken crown, bridge, or veneer. Without the restoration, the tooth is vulnerable to additional damage. We provide beautiful same-day restorations.
Same-Day Dentistry Is For Nervous Dental Patients
If you need treatment but hesitate because of dental anxiety, talk to us about sedation dentistry. We have several methods to help you through the procedure.
Today’s article highlights how behind-the-scenes dental technology helps us serve our patients.
CAD (computer-aided design) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) are used for many restorative services. These include same-day inlays/onlays and crowns.
Dentists who offer dental implants can use CAD/CAM technology in every phase of the dental implant procedure.
CAD/CAM is also used in dental laboratories to engineer crowns, bridges, implants, veneers, and ceramic braces.
Most Florida dental offices use digital X-rays. Real-time digital images help dentists more easily make diagnoses. Dentists can enlarge and otherwise optimize a digital image to get a clearer picture of what’s going on.
Digital X-rays emit up to 70% less radiation. Plus, they are easier to store and access. Because they don’t require film or processing chemicals, they are more eco-friendly than conventional X-rays.
Pinpoint-precise Diode lasers are used in dental care including crown lengthening, root scaling, biopsies, root canals, teeth whitening, oral lesion removal, and treatment of tooth decay.
Laser procedures often limit the need for anesthesia. They cause less bleeding because the laser stimulates blood clotting. Lasers help sterilize the treatment area, reducing the risk of infection.
The latest technology helps our team provide extraordinary dental service to our patients. The future of dentistry is here today at Your Time Dental Urgent Care.
DON’T use all-purpose or “super” glue to cement it back on the tooth. You can try denture adhesive to keep it in place temporarily until you can get to your urgent care dentist.
DON’T touch the root of the tooth.
DON’T clean off any tissue attached to it.
If the tooth gets dirty, DON’T scrub the tooth. You can rinse it gently with warm water.
If a tooth is knocked out, it may be successfully re-implanted if done swiftly.
While it’s important that you visit your urgent care dentist regardless of the type of, in the case of a knocked-out tooth, it’s crucial that you come promptly!
By visiting your Gibsonton urgent care dentist as soon as possible, you avoid pain, infection, and possible further tooth damage. If you delay treatment, even for a few days, you risk needing more extensive treatment later.
Your Time Dental Urgent Care Treats Dental Emergencies
A toothache, a broken tooth, or a knocked-out tooth. We are here for you with extended hours, urgent care expertise, and pain relief.
We also provide a wide range of general and specialty dental services. These include root canals and CEREC same-day restorations.
Do you ever treat yourself to a few hours of pampering and leave feeling relaxed and refreshed? Perhaps you get a massage or have dinner at a nice Tampa restaurant.
Have you ever thought about getting your teeth whitened? You get to relax in a comfy chair and enjoy a bright smile when you leave. Our distinctive dental practice in Gibsonton has a warm, friendly, and relaxing atmosphere.
The proven teeth whitening system used in our practice has been thoroughly tested for safety and effectiveness. We beautify smiles every day and have hundreds of satisfied cosmetic dental patients.
If you are in need of cosmetic dentistry to remedy some troubles with your smile, we can also help you with that at Your Time Dental Urgent Care in Gibsonton. We have beautified countless smiles using a variety of common and not-so-common cosmetic dental procedures.
Ask us about invisible braces, crown lengthening treatment, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers, and tooth implants. We are singular dental practice serving the greater Tampa area from our well-appointed Gibsonton facility.
You deserve to be pampered! Experience a comfortable, relaxing dental visit and receive top-quality dental care at Your Time Dental Urgent Care.
Good news! Dentistry in the Gibsonton area and around Florida is nothing like it was when you were a kid. (Even if you’re still a kid, we invite you to keep reading.)
There Is No Reason to Avoid Dental Visits
First off, if you need dental treatment, oral sedation dentistry allows you to sleep during the procedure. There are several levels of sedation–you can remain conscious or take a trip to la-la land.
Schedule a consultation with Drs. Richard Kernagis for more important information about sleep dentistry.
If you have a bad memory of hurting for days after a procedure, relax. Improved painkillers, lasers, and advanced techniques have reduced the pain experienced by Your Time Dental Urgent Care patients. If you need extensive treatment, we will create a pain management plan to ensure that you remain comfortable.
You Won’t Be Here All Day
We can perform procedures much quicker with today’s extremely precise dental instruments. Healing times for oral surgery are also much shorter.
You don’t have to live with gaps in your smile, sore gums, stained teeth, or a toothache. We can take care of all your dental issues. We will help restore your oral health to improve your quality of life and prevent dental issues from affecting other parts of your body.
Today’s dentistry is not your father’s dentistry. We invite you to discover why you shouldn’t avoid the dentist any longer.
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.
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.
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.
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.