Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace
11157 N 56th Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617

In a Dental Emergency, You Need a Dentist, Not a Hospital

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Across America, people with severe dental pain are showing up in hospital emergency rooms. The troubling trend is probably fueled by the fact that only one out of three Americans has dental insurance. Some areas report emergency room visits related to dental pain make up 37 percent of all uninsured visits. Many of those who are avoiding regular dental care for financial reasons wait until pain becomes unbearable and then seek emergency dental treatment. Unfortunately, emergency rooms only provide care to stabilize the patient or relieve pain until he or she can obtain true dental treatment.

Hospitals are being inundated with dental patients and typically treat them with antibiotics and pain medications, but do not provide emergency dental care that could save an affected tooth. Emergency rooms are designed to save lives, not teeth. The increase in hospital visits for emergency dental care is primarily associated with people between the ages of 20 and 39. Although these patients are opting out of dental care to save money, emergency room treatment for an abscess can cost thousands of dollars, and the underlying cause of the condition is never addressed. In contrast, an emergency dentist could treat both the immediate symptoms and the underlying dental condition.

Neglecting to obtain dental care can have devastating effects over time on both oral and general health. People who insist on avoiding going to the dentist need to pay close attention to their oral hygiene. Daily brushing and flossing can help remove bacteria that could later cause serious infections, gum disease, and tooth loss. Even with the best home care, a dental emergency can arise. Dentists are the only professionals equipped to properly diagnose and treat tooth and gum conditions. Routine dental visits can stop a dental emergency before it happens.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Temple Terrace, call Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace today at (813) 440-3981 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Temple Terrace. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace.

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Patient Reviews
I’ve been with the practice for years. I like Dr. Herron’s manner, and I like Elaine’s service when she cleans my teeth.
Russell P.
convenience & price
Russell V.
Everyone is so nice and helpful!
Stephanie W.
Professional, personable, informative Dentist, Hygienist, and Staff. Best filling and cleaning I have ever had and I am over 40 years old. My kids, wife, and I all go to this office now and I am so […]
Gregory H.
Timeliness and efficiency without the hard sell.
Jane H.
My experiences every time I go here is great — friendly & courteous staff, they explain everything and make you feel that your dental care is their primary concern.
Idalia F.
The care I received was of the highest quality. I was getting braces put on and Lisa and Dr. Perret were wonderful.
Stephanie D.
Love the staff..friendly and helpful… professional through and through.. been a patient here since 2009
Karen J.
Great Service. Friendly Employees, and I do not have to wait for my appointment for an hour.
Cynthia M.
Always a pleasure going to the dentist since I started going to this location.
Mary B.
Professional, courteous service
Tonja B.
My consult was great. The staff was fantastic and I was able to get fit in for a cleaning that day.
Pamela M.
Great service
Dominic M.
I thought my appointment was at 3:00, but it was supposed to be at 2:00. I was still able to see the dentist by 3:15.
Judy A.
I had a great experience at Advanced Dental Care. The staff was very friendly.
Paula N.
The service was on time and staff was friendly and efficient
Datrian R.
Easy to schedule a non routine appointment. Very little waiting time to see Dr. Efficient in office procedure with great outcome.
Barbara M.
Always explain everything and never waited for my appointment more than 10 minutes. Staff very friendly.
Susan A.
This was second visit there, I felt a Queen, yes I be going back for to finish work on mouth l am loving that staff today 8/11/2017.
Harriet L.
Satisfied with service
Jamil J.
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  • Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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