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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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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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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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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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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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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Tooth Grinding Can Lead To A Dental Emergency

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Plenty of men and women all over the world suffer from the habit of grinding their teeth. Some individuals grind their teeth because they are stressed, some people grind their teeth as a coping mechanism, and some people grind their teeth in their sleep without realizing it.

Grinding of the teeth, clenching of the jaw, or gnashing of the teeth is known as bruxism. Bruxism can occur consciously or unconsciously both during the day and at night. No matter when or why you grind your teeth, it can be harmful to both your oral health and overall physical health.

It can also cause a broken or cracked tooth.

Let’s talk about it.

Some reasons individuals might grind their teeth are:

  • Caffeine consumption
  • Sleep apnea
  • Acid reflux
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Hyperactivity
  • Certain medications

The consequences of tooth grinding can include:

  • Tooth pain
  • Broken or cracked tooth
  • Jaw pain
  • Loss of tooth enamel or worn down teeth
  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • Earaches
  • Broken braces or retainers due to excessive tooth grinding, often at nighttime

Sometimes it is difficult to know if you are grinding your teeth during the night. The main giveaways are if you are experiencing any of the symptoms above. One of the most common and effective ways to quit nighttime teeth grinding is to wear a mouthguard while you sleep.

While there are a variety of reasons for tooth grinding, they can all lead to the same dangerous consequences if left untreated. Most of the time, people with a tooth grinding habit are able to use some of the following methods to kick their teeth grinding habit on their own. However, it is possible that you will have to seek further care from your dentist or orthodontist. You might have a dental impairment that can cause or complicate your grinding.

Ways to kick a tooth grinding habit:

  • Use a protective mouthguard, especially for nighttime tooth grinders
  • Ask your dentist about a habit appliance (especially for children)
  • Avoid caffeine in both food and drinks
  • Learn to manage your stress, depression, anxiety, or hyperactivity
  • Seek counseling

If you are unable to kick the habit of tooth grinding, it is a good idea to consult a professional. Dr. Kernagis at Your Time Dental Urgent Care is available for consultations about tooth grinding. We also provide comprehensive urgent dental care and general dental services.

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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Can I Get My Dental Emergency Addressed Without Insurance?

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It is safe to assume that you or someone you know will suffer a dental emergency at some point in life. Having a dental emergency treated is a lot easier if you have dental insurance. However, what if you experience a dental emergency and you do not have insurance? Can you still have your dental emergency addressed?

The answer is yes, although it is often more complex than that. Dental care without insurance can be expensive, so it is important to know what options are available. It is also important to know what is considered a dental emergency and what is not.

Options for emergency dental care without dental insurance:

  • Payment plans (most dental practices offer low-interest financing)
  • Dental schools
  • Free or government-subsidized dental care clinics

What counts as a dental emergency:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • A loose or knocked out an adult tooth
  • Unmanageable pain
  • An abscess

Preventative measures:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day
  • Floss daily
  • Wear a sports mouthguard when participating in sports
  • Don’t smoke or vape
  • Don’t use your teeth as a tool
  • Avoid acidic or sugary foods and beverages
  • Don’t delay care or a consultation if you begin to feel symptoms

If you do have dental insurance, make sure you understand what your plan covers. At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, our team is experienced with working with dental insurance providers. However, it’s the patient’s responsibility to understand their benefits before seeking 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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