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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Not Your Mother’s Jewelry: 5 Reasons Tongue Piercings Are Dangerous

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Let’s get right to it; while tongue, cheek, and lip piercings are “so in” right now, here’s five reasons to keep piercings where they belong—in your ears:

  1. Excessive drooling—YIKES!
  2. Chipped teeth
  3. Infection (some even in places you wouldn’t think can get infected)
  4. Hypersensitivity to metal
  5. Nerve damage

Drooling

Lip and tongue piercings may make you look cool and edgy. They may express your personality and creativity. But they can cause frequent drooling. That may not be the look you’re going for.

Broken Teeth

Another important reason to keep piercings away from your mouth, lips, and tongue, is because having any metal in your mouth can chip your teeth. This can happen while eating, drinking, or sleeping. Or even while playing with said piercing.

Do you already have a tooth that’s damaged? Take care of these cracks before the whole tooth is in danger.

Small chips in a tooth can be filled, or crowned. But often patients with piercings come in with more serious issues. These may require a root canal or tooth extraction.

Infection

Beware of infection. When it comes to oral piercings, you have to really watch the pierced area. Your mouth is a bacterial zoo, so to speak. Upon piercing anything in your mouth, the bacteria can enter your bloodstream. Neglecting appropriate brushing habits can lead to infection. As well as touching the piercing with dirty hands.

Hypersensitivity or Allergic Reaction to Metal

Many people love body jewelry. But too much of a good thing (like metal) can be bad. Having metal piercings can lead to hypersensitivity to any metal in your mouth, such as silverware. This is problematic for most individuals. (Stock up on plastic utensils!)

There is also the risk of an allergic reaction at the piercing site. If you know of sensitivity to certain metals, you can get your piercing in a metal you aren’t allergic to. But you are still in jeopardy of the other hazards discussed here.

Nerve Damage

Finally, there’s the risk of permanent nerve damage. If the previous dangers don’t convince you, this one should. Experiencing a numb tongue is usually temporary. But in extreme cases, like if you can’t stop playing with the piercing, it can become permanent.

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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Urgent Dental Care Isn’t as Scary as You Think

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Many Gibsonton residents will experience at least one tooth emergency in their life. You could crack a tooth, accidentally dislodge a crown, experience sudden pain caused by an abscess or break a wire on your braces. In the case of a dental emergency, it is vital to see your Gibsonton dentist as soon as possible.

Yet many men and women with a pressing dental issue refuse to go to an urgent dental clinic because they have severe dental anxiety. A common reason for this anxiety is the dreaded dental drill. Just the sound of it is enough to make people cringe.

Many individuals in Gibsonton, Florida wonder if there will ever be an alternative to the dreaded dental drill. Guess what? Now there is. Drill-less dentistry is commonly called air abrasion or microabrasion. Air abrasion can be used for basic dental care such as removing tooth decay or preparing tooth surfaces for sealants or bonding. An air abrasion instrument works like a little sandblaster. It propels a fine stream of particles in the area that would usually be drilled. After the stream of particles strikes and removes the decay, the materials are suctioned out of the mouth.

Another technology that helps make treatment quicker and less painful is laser dentistry. Pinpoint-precise Diode lasers are used for emergency root canalscrown lengthening, root scaling, biopsies, oral lesion removal, and treatment of dental decay. Laser procedures are easier on the patient and require shorter healing times.

Still not convinced? Sedation dentistry to the rescue. If advanced technology and equipment don’t ease your mind, consider sleeping through your treatment. We offer several levels of sedation for even the most terrified patients.

Dental issues–especially urgent ones–don’t go away. They get worse. The team at Your Time Dental Urgent Care will help you through your treatment.

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 Performs Emergency Root Canals

Florida Dentist Calms Root Canal FearsAt Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we perform emergency root canals. Though this procedure strikes fear into the hearts of many people, they should be more afraid of not having a root canal.

What is a root canal?

When a tooth becomes badly infected or decayed, a qualified urgent care dentist can fix it. First, he/she cleans the inside of the tooth by removing the bacteria, soft tissue (called pulp), decayed nerve tissue, and any debris that may be causing the tooth infection from the inside of the tooth.

The dentist will then seal the tooth to prevent further decay and finish by applying a crown or filling. This is the process and purpose of a root canal. The process can be completed, typically, in one or two visits. In many cases, a root canal procedure is a better option than removing the infected tooth since it allows the patient to keep their natural tooth.

Are all teeth at risk?

Teeth that are more prone to requiring a root canal are cracked or chipped, have received repeated dental procedures, have been damaged by trauma to the face, or are suffering from deep tooth decay. Wearing a mouthguard can help prevent damage sustained to teeth and practicing good oral hygiene habits, such as daily flossing and brushing, coupled with regular dental visits, can reduce the possibility of needing a root canal.

Though a root canal can be intimidating or scary, educating yourself and talking to your dentist can relieve much of your anxiety. Root canals are often not painful, and for many men and women the pain of the infection experienced beforehand is worse than any pain that might be experienced during the procedure.

We make patients feel comfortable

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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