How do I make an appointment?
You can call or text our office at 803-736-5300 or click the “Contact” tab at the top of the page. We look forward to hearing from you!
MY CROWN HAS COME OFF, WHAT CAN I DO?
If your crown has come off you can use a little bit of denture adhesive, chap stick, petroleum jelly or even toothpaste to temporarily hold your crown in place. Place a little bit of substance in the crown, and making sure that it is positioned correctly, press the crown back on. This will help to temporarily hold your crown until you are able to see Dr. Patel.
My wisdom teeth are hurting, can you help?
Schedule an appointment for Dr. Patel to take a look. After your evaluation, we will refer you to a Board Certified Oral Surgeon if indicated.
Do you make Dentures?
We work very closely with a great lab to make beautiful dentures and partials to replace missing teeth.
Do you take kids?
Yes we see patients of all ages. Feel free to bring him or her in anytime after the age of 2. If your child needs specialized care, will refer them to a pediatric dentist that Dr. Patel recommends.
Are you in network with my insurance?
We are in network with Delta Dental Premier Cigna.
We accept and file most major insurance companies as a courtesy to the patient.
Please call us with your insurance information so we can provide you with more details on your specific plan.
Do you take walk-in emergencies?
If our schedule permits, yes.
What is a deep cleaning?
It is a specialized cleaning that focuses on getting the infection and inflammation around your teeth under control. Also called Scaling and Root Planing in which your hygienist will remove plaque and tarter down your tooth which will then allow the gum tissue to heal and re-attach to the teeth. Your dental team may recommend certain rinses to aid in healing.
Why do I need a crown?
A crown is a dental restoration that covers a tooth to restore it to its normal shape, size and function. It’s purpose is to strengthen and improve the appearance of a tooth. It is indicated when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to provide support for a large filling.