Sedation Dentistry In Gibsonton For Kids And Parents

Sedation Dentistry In Gibsonton For Kids And Parents

At Your Time Dental Urgent Care we know that many Gibsonton children are afraid of going to the dentist. I am Richard Kernagis and my staff and I at Your Time Dental Urgent Care want to make your child’s first visit to my Gibsonton practice a positive experience. Regular dental check-ups from toddler age are an essential part of oral hygiene.

Florida parents can follow these guidelines to help prepare their child for a dental visit.

1. Talk about the exam with your child. Answer any questions with uncomplicated answers.
2. Don’t share your bad dental experiences with your child.
3. Don’t imply that the exam will be painful.
4. Help your child understand that this is an important part of staying healthy.
5. Don’t offer a reward for visiting the dentist.

It is important for parents to make sure they aren’t anxious about Gibsonton dental visits because children can sense their stress.

At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we have been treating children and adults since 2001. Our professional, friendly staff can calm the nerves of a fearful child and help them have a gentle dental experience.

If you or your Gibsonton child has had a bad dental experience or is unable to stay calm while visiting the dentist, ask us about sedation dentistry. We want all of our patients to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible while receiving excellent dental care.

For simple dental procedures, topical anesthetics are applied to the gums and other tissues reducing oral sensation. If you require more sedation, nitrous oxide and general anesthesia are safe solutions.

Your Time Dental Urgent Care also offers complete smile makeovers which may include dental implants, teeth whitening, dental veneers, or any other cosmetic dental procedures required. All of these can be done with some type of sedation.

Don’t let your fears or your child’s fears keep your child from having a beautiful, healthy smile. Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care at
813-519-0128 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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Don’t Let Stress Hurt Your Smile

Don't Take Stress Out On Your Teeth Gibsonton Hello, I’m Dr. Richard Kernagis. At my Gibsonton practice, I have noticed more and more of my patients with stress-related dental issues. Gibsonton men and women may not think about it, but stress can do a number on your oral health.

Mouth sores, clenching and grinding, periodontal disease, and poor oral hygiene can all be exacerbated by stress.

Gibsonton people who have difficulty managing stress need to realize that it can increase the risk of getting mouth sores such as cankers and cold sores. Most canker sores only last 7-10 days, but for relief from the irritation, we recommend our patients pick up an over-the-counter topical anesthetic at any Apollo Beach, Fish Hawk, or Lithia drug store.

Clenching and grinding the teeth is common for stressed-out Tampa residents, and often it’s done unconsciously. Here at Your Time Dental Urgent Care, our comfortable staff can determine if a nightguard or other dental appliance is appropriate to reduce grinding.

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is exacerbated by stress because stress can result in an increase in dental plaque.

And Gibsonton dental patients may find that when they are under stress it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people in the Apollo Beach, Fish Hawk, and Lithia areas find that they eat more sugary snacks when they’re under stress.

If you’re concerned about the effect stress can have on your teeth, schedule an appointment at Your Time Dental Urgent Care today. We offer urgent dental care, emergency dental care, sedation dentistry, and dental implants. We hope to hear from you soon!

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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The Your Time Dental Urgent Care Guide To Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth And Your Gibsonton Dentist

At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we do wisdom teeth extractions.

Let’s review these unpredictable (and somewhat mysterious) teeth.

Wisdom teeth are the last of the molars to erupt from the gum. They usually erupt in the late teens and early twenties. Not all men and women develop these teeth. Those that do can have one, two, three, or four.

Some Gibsonton dental patients never experience any troubles with these extra molars. But sometimes wisdom teeth can lead to dental complications.

If the wisdom teeth do not have the room to develop and come in normally, they are referred to as impacted wisdom teeth.

An impacted tooth may never emerge from the bone and gum, emerge only partially, or come in sideways.

Impacted teeth can damage the adjacent molar, cause infection, or trigger gum disease. Sometimes these conditions cause no noticeable symptoms for a period of time. To prevent these complications, Drs. Kernagis may recommend extraction.

Wisdom teeth symptoms include pain when opening the mouth, gum swelling, bad breath, and pain when chewing. These indicators can be continual or intermittent.

To learn more about wisdom teeth extraction, call us to schedule an exam. We can accommodate your schedule.

Your Time Dental Urgent Care has been providing comprehensive dental care for Tampa area families since 2001.

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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Restoring Teeth At Your Time Dental Urgent Care

Tooth Restoration in Gibsonton At Your Time Dental Urgent Care in Gibsonton, we use a variety of processes to restore damaged teeth. Most dental patients are familiar with fillings. Traditional fillings are also called ‘direct restorations‘ because they are applied to the tooth and then shaped and polished in one visit.

Another type of filling is called an ‘indirect restoration’ and is produced in a dental lab. There are two types: inlays and onlays.

When a tooth needs a more extensive dental restoration, a crown is often used. At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we create strong, natural-looking crowns from a variety of materials.

What if the tooth is damaged beyond repair? There are a number of satisfactory replacements for missing teeth. Dentures are not the only option. We have been improving smiles for our patients since 2001.

Whether the damage is caused by decay, injury, bite problems or natural wear; Richard Kernagis DDS DMD will choose the best dental treatment plan for your tooth restoration needs. Your Time Dental Urgent Care provides quality dental care for Gibsonton area families.

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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Suffering From Jaw Pain?

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At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we treat several causes of pain in the oral area. In today’s post, we will discuss jaw pain.

Sometimes it’s difficult to identify the cause of jaw pain.

Here are some of the possible causes:

Infection

A localized infection can trigger or aggravate jaw pain. An infection puts your tooth and jaw bone at risk, so swift intervention is essential for many reasons. If your jaw starts swelling, call us right away. This could indicate a serious, fast-moving infection.

Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle Disorder (TMD)

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge-type joint that allows you to open and close your mouth. Chronic TMD can be debilitating. Teeth clenching or grinding can cause or exacerbate TMD. It can also be caused by injury or arthritis. Some people who experience TMD notice flare-ups when they are under a lot of stress. If stress is the only cause, stress-reducing behaviors can help you prevent it or reduce the severity. But the first step is diagnosing the cause.

Sinusitis

Sinusitis is inflammation of the tissues that line your sinuses. Inflammation commonly takes place with a cold or allergies. When these tissues are inflamed, they can generate pressure in surrounding sites. Thus, inflammation from a cold or allergies can bring about jaw pain.

Heart Attack

A heart attack can create pain in some surprising places, including the jaw. If jaw pain comes on suddenly and is accompanied by shortness of breath, chest pain, or dizziness, call an ambulance right away. Be especially concerned about pain only in the left jaw joint.

You May Need Additional Treatment From a Medical Healthcare Provider

Jaw pain can be related to a combination of issues, both dental and medical.

If the cause of your jaw pain warrants an additional medical specialist, we will refer you to a trusted professional. We work with your healthcare team to provide the best possible care.

Jaw Pain Doesn’t Have to Wait Until Monday

If you have an urgent jaw problem in the evening or on the weekend, the team at Your Time Dental Urgent Care can take care of you.

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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How White Fillings Improve Your Smile

Tooth-Colored Fillings in Tampa Hello! Welcome to the Your Time Dental Urgent Care dental blog. If this your first visit, we hope you find useful information about our outstanding Gibsonton dental practice. If you have read some of our previous articles, we are glad you checked back with us. We post new articles regularly.

My name is Richard Kernagis, DDS DMD. I have been practicing dentistry in Gibsonton since 2001. Your Time Dental Urgent Care is a full-service dental office located at 13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B in Gibsonton. In addition to providing comprehensive examinations and deep cleanings for patients in the Tampa area, we perform all types of tooth restorations.

When a tooth has decay or has been damaged, a dental restoration is needed to restore the tooth to its previous intact condition. Dental filling is one of the most common and well-known types of restorations. A dental filling is used to repair decayed or damaged tooth surfaces. Most people have a few fillings in their mouths.

If you have old silver amalgam fillings, we can replace them with nearly-invisible fillings that are tooth-colored. These filings are made out of a strong composite resin. Many of our cosmetic dentistry patients have replaced their old silver fillings with fillings matched to their teeth. You can improve your smile instantly and relatively inexpensively by getting rid of the metal.

We are currently accepting new patients and would be happy to show you around our Gibsonton dental office and introduce you to our friendly team.

Smile – it increases your face value!

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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Advanced Dental Technology At Your Time Dental Urgent Care

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Today’s article highlights how behind-the-scenes dental technology helps us serve our patients.

CAD/CAM

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.

Digital Imaging

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.

Lasers

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.

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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Top 6 Ways To Destroy A Beautiful Smile

porcelain veneers cost TampaHere are some guidelines on some daily activities that can definitely contribute to tooth issues that may require emergency services. Although we’d love to see you, we always hope you don’t have to visit us under urgent or painful circumstances.

1. Be a Builder Not a Wrecker
Bacteria are constantly trying to build an empire in your mouth, give it what it wants: juice, soda, chewy candy for the small crevices and hard to reach surfaces!

2. Let Acid Rock It!
Energy drinks, diet soda, red wine, coffee, tea. Great at staining and wearing away surfaces. The perfect magnet for acid-loving bacteria. So avoid gums with Xylitol and Recaldent and shoot for foods and beverages containing citric acid and the super-duper sourest of candies.

3. Enjoy an Overcast Day Every Day
Lighting up and remaining in a tobacco fog is an efficient way to achieve the vibrant yellow hue we’re all looking for in tooth apparel.

4. Toss out Toothbrush and Floss
Avoid brushing after every single meal with a soft, gentle bristled toothbrush and fend off the urge to floss twice a day. This is critical if you want the bacteria to take over and result in gum disease and tooth decay.

5. Use Your Teeth as Tools
Hammer, wrench, screwdriver, scissors, bottle-opener. Use your imagination. Who needs a toolbox when you’ve got 32 solid options?

6. Cancel Regular Check-Ups

It is more difficult to ruin your smile if you have regular check-ups with your favorite Gibsonton dentist. Best to avoid them altogether if your goal is pure chaos and painful destruction.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this article and walked away with a renewed desire to take care of those enamel-covered marvels that serve you faithfully day in and day out.

I know many people throughout Apollo Beach and Fishhawk have difficult struggles with oral health and lack smile satisfaction. That’s why I’m here. I am Richard Kernagis of Your Time Dental Urgent Care in Gibsonton. If you are experiencing dental problems, schedule a consultation today. I look forward to creating a plan to restore your oral health and the beauty of your smile.

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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Why You Shouldn’t Dread Going To The Dentist

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Do you have a dental issue that needs attention?

Have you been putting off a dental visit?

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.

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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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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