Got Dental Questions? We’ve Got Answers
The Advanced Dental Center team is happy to answer any dental questions you may have. Feel free to call us any time at 843-627-4076 or visit our Florence, SC dentist office. In the meantime, we’ve provided answers below for some questions we hear often.
- Q: Can you see me in a dental emergency?
- Q: What are my tooth replacement options?
- Q: Can I get dental sedation?
- Q: What are mini dental implants?
Q: Can you see me in a dental emergency?
Thanks to our extended hours and staff of six dentists, we can usually see you on the same day of a dental emergency. We’ve got an endodontist, a specialist in saving teeth damaged by infection or traumatic injury, on our team. And we also use advanced dental technology that helps us diagnose you quickly and get you out of pain fast.
Q: What are my tooth replacement options?
You can choose from multiple tooth replacement options at Advanced Dental Center, several of which involve dental implants. To replace a single tooth, we can attach a dental crown to a dental implant. For multiple missing teeth, we can use a dental bridge or dentures, either of which can be attached to dental implants. If you’d prefer, we can secure a dental bridge or dentures to your remaining healthy teeth. We can even use dental implants to place a full arch of replacement teeth in a procedure called All-on-4®. We will use four (for the bottom) or six (for the top) dental implants to secure your new smile. Our dentists are happy to assess your situation and review your options with you to help you make the best choice.
Q: Can I get dental sedation?
If you’re feeling anxious about a procedure, we can give you a sedative to help you relax. We can offer a prescription pill to be taken ahead of time or administer sedation intravenously once you’re at the office. Both methods have pros and cons, which we’ll discuss with you so that you can choose the method that will work best for you. Even if you’re not feeling anxious, sedation dentistry can be useful in other situations: if you have sensitive teeth, will be undergoing lengthy treatment, experience difficulty getting numb, or have a sensitive gag reflex.
Q: What are mini dental implants?
Dental implants are replacements for the roots of your missing teeth. Mini dental implants are the same, only smaller, but don’t let their size fool you. Mini implants can do the same things as full-sized or standard implants. Mini implants can support a dental crown, a dental bridge, and even a full set of dentures.