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The Questions Most Frequently AskedBy Our Patients

How Quickly Can I See a Dentist at Dental Walk-In?

We offer same day appointments. Walk-Ins are always welcome, but appointments are always recommended. Our team is available g to help schedule you an appointment.

How Much Does It Cost to See A Dentist At Dental Walk-In?

The limited problem focused dental examination fee is $95.00. This is exam is not charged if treatment is accepted. The cost of a single Peri-Apical Radiograph is $50.00. If a full mouth panoramic radiographs is necessary, the cost is $150.00.

How Much Does Tooth Extraction Cost?

The cost of a tooth extraction at Dental Walk-In varies based on factors such as the tooth’s difficulty to remove, whether dental sedation is used, and if so, what kind, and whether the extraction is part of a larger treatment plan. Though not always the case, a tooth extraction procedure may also involve a bone graft procedure which will increase the total cost of treatment. Typically, a straightforward extraction at Dental Walk-In costs $125-$185, with surgical extractions incurring additional costs. Rarely do surgical extractions exceed $500. We aim to provide outstanding care at an affordable price. When considering the total treatment expense, the following consideration may apply:

  • Limited Problem Focused Dental Examination (Not charged if tooth extraction is performed) $95.00

  • Periapical Radiograph (X-Ray) $50.00

  • Panoramic Radiograph: $150.00

  • Cone Beam CT: $250 - $500

  • Sedation: $150 - $600

  • Bone Graft: $350 - $1500

Dental Walk-In is dedicated to delivering state of the art dentistry with simplicity and efficiency. To help meet individual needs we offer the following financial options.

Does Dental Walk-In take dental insurance?

Payment is due at the time of service. The DWIC team is happy to provide you with an insurance claim form and assist with filing your insurance.

Does Dental Walk-In provide “regular” dental services?

The Dental Walk-In Clinic (DWIC) is a general restorative dental office. We have an onsite dental laboratory at all our locations, allowing us to fabricate crowns, dentures, partials and both plan and place dental implants. All the dentists at DWIC are trained in all aspects of general dentistry. We are the only dental office you will ever need.

Can my crown be completed in a day?

Absolutely! Thanks to our in-house lab, we can craft your final restoration within a day. However, please note that certain materials may necessitate additional processing time. In such cases, we'll coordinate a separate delivery appointment. Our skilled doctors will assess your unique needs and recommend the materials that best suit your case, presenting you with various options for your consideration.

Which cutting-edge technologies do you employ in your dental procedures?

Our practice integrates state-of-the-art tools such as intraoral scans, facial scans, CT scans, 3D printers, milling machines, and various software platforms. These advanced technologies not only streamline our procedures for efficiency but also ensure predictability in achieving optimal results.

Is it possible to have teeth in a day?

Absolutely, our streamlined workflow ensures a quicker and more predictable process for achieving your best smile. However, we believe in a thorough analysis of your case and a discussion with you to determine if this option is the most suitable. Our commitment to integrity, reflecting years of service to the Tampa Bay community, means our doctors will present all available options, guiding you to make the best decision for yourself.

How do braces or clear aligners work?

Braces and clear aligners are orthodontic devices designed to straighten teeth and correct bite issues. Orthodontic treatment options, such as traditional braces and clear aligners like Invisalign, offer distinct approaches to achieving a straighter smile. Traditional braces consist of brackets, wires, and bands that are periodically adjusted by an orthodontist to gradually reposition the teeth over a period of one to three years. In contrast, clear aligners are custom-made, removable trays crafted using 3D imaging technology, offering a discreet and flexible solution. Patients progress through a series of trays, experiencing gradual tooth shifts, with the ability to remove the aligners for daily activities. Both methods apply controlled forces to the teeth, stimulating bone remodeling for alignment and bite correction, ultimately enhancing overall oral health. Choosing between the two often depends on individual preferences, treatment needs, and the orthodontist's recommendation, emphasizing the importance of consulting with a professional to determine the most suitable approach based on specific factors such as misalignment severity, oral health, and lifestyle.

Are affordable dentures available?

Our highly knowledgeable team is well-versed in a variety of materials on the market, allowing us to tailor the cost of your dentures based on the chosen fabrication material. During your consultation, our team will provide a detailed explanation of the materials available, highlighting their differences and suggesting the most suitable options based on your specific case. We recommend booking a consultation with our team to explore the extensive range of choices and find an affordable denture solution that meets your needs.

The Questions Most Frequently Asked By Our Patients After Extractions

Will I have pain?

A certain amount of pain following the removal of teeth is not uncommon. If no prescription for pain medicine is given, you may use over the counter pain medicine such as Tylenol®. Do not use aspirin products.

What if there is bleeding?

A small amount of bleeding is to be expected following tooth extractions. Oozing may continue twenty-four to forty-eight hours. If a lot of bleeding occurs, remove any large liver-like clots, then place a piece of folded gauze over the bleeding area and bite down firmly for twenty minutes. The gauze pack must be thick enough so you can press when biting down. Repeat this procedure if necessary. Biting pressure on a wet tea bag may be effective in stopping bleeding. If bleeding happens, avoid hot liquids, stop mouth rinse, sit upright and stop exercise.

Will I see swelling?

Following extractions, swelling and sometimes bruising can be expected. Normally, swelling will reach its peak on the third day after surgery, then go away. To help swelling go down, ice packs should be put on your face where the swelling is twenty to thirty minutes each hour for the first twenty-four hours, then five to ten minutes each hour for the next day if swelling is extreme. After two days, stop the ice.

Can I use mouthwash?

Vigorous mouth washing may cause bleeding if clots are not formed. Therefore do not rinse your mouth for at least 24 hours following extractions. You may then gently rinse mouth with warm saltwater solution (1/2 teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water) four or five times a day for several days. If bleeding continues, stop all mouth rinsing and bite on folded gauze. The third day following surgery you may use a mouthwash such as Cepocol®, Lavoris®, or Chloraseptic® in addition to the salt water. This will leave a more pleasant taste in your mouth and also act as an antiseptic.

What can I eat?

Your diet should be light, smooth foods (soups, custards, junior baby foods, egg nogs and Jell-O, etc.) until healing has gotten to the point where more coarse foods can be chewed. Dietary supplements such as Nutrament®, Sustacal® or Boost® may be helpful to maintain daily dietary requirements. Drink six to eight glasses of water daily. Maintain normal bowel movements. A mild laxative is recommended if necessary.

What Are Other Things I Need To Know?

  • Temperature – Following extensive oral surgery, it is not uncommon to have a temperature. Rest and plenty of liquids will help you return to normal temperature.
  • Stitches – Following the removal of your teeth, an alveoplasty (surgical bone trimming) will be performed to prepare your mouth for dentures. Stitches have been used to reposition the tissues and speed healing. After a few days, the stitches may cause a “drawing” to tight feeling. This is normal and will be relieved when the stitches are removed. Return for the removal of stitches at the time your doctor told you.

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