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Dental Emergencies Ruining Your Day?

Posted In: Dental Emergencies & Services

Some of the most common dental emergencies patients come in from are severe pain from:

  • Toothaches
  • Dental filling fell out
  • Broken, chipped or knocked out tooth

Does this sound like you? Whether you are a old or new patient, we want to help. Dental emergencies can ruin your day and put you in a painful situation. This is why Dr. Kimes and staff at Mount Olive Family Dentistry are here to help.

Even on our busiest day we will help!

Servicing patients from all over Eastern NC including Mount Olive, Goldsboro, Kinston, and Warsaw since 2008, we want all patients to know that we will be here waiting for you during your next dental emergency. We understand that toothaches or other dental emergencies come unexpected. So whether you make an appointment or walk-in, we are here with open arms!

It’s common for our dental office to see patients from cities surrounding Mount Olive with dental emergencies such as toothaches. If you come across an emergency like this we advise you to come into our office. We will do our best to see you that same day. In fact, we are often able to see a patient within minutes of receiving the first emergency phone call.

Who do you rely on for your dental emergencies?

The dental staff at Mount Olive Family Dentistry understands that busy schedules, heavy workloads, and the cost of dental services can prevent us from seeing a dentist twice a year. Visiting a dentist is like taking your car to a mechanic. Most people don’t bring their car into a mechanic unless their car won’t start, hear an unusual sound or they come across other car problems.

We understand that most people are motivated by pain. Whether your last dental visit was 4 years, 6 months or last week. We want all patients to know that we are here to help during your dental emergency because we want your dental experience with us to be your best!

Call us so you can be seen immediately or walk into our office when it’s convenient for you, we are here to help during your next dental emergency.

Mount Olive Family Dentistry fixing dental emergencies, one tooth at a time.


Porcelain Veneers: What you need to know

Posted In: Dental Emergencies & Services

Porcelain veneers are wafer thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving the look of your smile. Veneers are an excellent cosmetic solution for teeth that have been chipped, stained, or misaligned.

Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. At Mount Olive Smiles Mount Olive Family Dentistry, Dr. Kimes ensures that your veneers are crafted of the highest quality and is dedicated to give you a great new smile.

Will they look like normal teeth?

When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, red wine, tea, or even cigarette stains. Because the porcelain veneer covers the surface of the tooth, the surface is extremely smooth and impervious, meaning the veneer will not pick up permanent stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.

How durable are porcelain veneers?

With proper care, brushing and flossing daily, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade. Refraining from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life, and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved.

For more information regarding our veneer services, call the Mount Olive dental off at (919) 658- 9511 to schedule a consultation today.

Laser Use At Mount Olive Family Dentistry

Posted In: Dental Emergencies & Services

Laser dentistry has developed a broad range of applications that are helping make your dental experience as quick, pain-free and non-invasive as possible.  At Mount Olive Family Dentistry, Dr. Amy Kimes has integrated Laser Dentistry as another component of treatment for her patients.

Laser dentistry can be a precise and effective way to perform many dental procedures.  The usage of lasers allows for treatment of a highly specific area of focus without damaging surrounding tissues.  This minimizes pain and recovery time when compared to traditional instruments and methods. Providing dental services in the Goldsboro area, Mount Olive Family Dentistry provides cutting-edge soft tissue laser procedures that complement many treatments. Dr. Kimes, along with the staff at Mount Olive Family Dentistry use this technology in order to give patients the least invasive, safest, and most comfortable experience. What Dr. Kimes wants you to know about the benefits of Laser Dentistry at Mount Olive Family Dentistry:

  • May cause less pain in some instances
  • Less need for anesthesia
  • Faster healing
  • Reduced anxiety in patients uncomfortable with the use of the dental drill
  • Minimized bleeding and swelling during soft tissue treatments
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Decreased sensitivity
  • Reduced procedure time
  • Less post-treatment discomfort

If you’d like more information about our Laser Dentistry Services, call the Mount Olive dental office (919) 658-9511 to schedule an appointment today.

Stressed Out in Goldsboro?

Posted In: Dental Emergencies & Services

Did you know that about 20% of adults grind their teeth or clench to the point of causing permanent tooth and jaw damage? Teeth grinding can be a sign of too much stress, TMJ disorder, or some other underlying condition. We sometimes see patients who come in to assess the cause of their teeth grinding. As a dentist in your Goldsboro area, there are some things you can do to protect your teeth before you even come to my dental office in Mount Olive:

  • Chronic teeth grinding (bruxism) can result in fracturing, loosening or loss of teeth. Recognize the early symptoms, and be aware of any worn or chipped teeth, ear aches, sensitivity to hot/cold temperatures, or jaw pain. If you have these symptoms there is a strong possibility that you are grinding or clenching your teeth.
  • Find ways to alleviate your stress if it is causing you to clench your jaw. Take time to engage in practices or exercise to relieve stress. You can also relax your jaw muscles by holding a warm washcloth against your cheek.
  • Do not chew on pencils/pens or anything that isn’t food. Avoid chewing gum too.
  • Cut back on caffeine. Cutting back on coffee, colas and energy drinks sometimes alleviates the symptoms.
  • Avoid alcohol. Grinding tends to get worse with alcohol consumption.
  • Come in to our dental office for help. Come in and talk to us about getting a night mouth guard.

If you find that your teeth grinding is causing you pain or damaging your teeth, then call my Mount Olive dental office (919) 658-9511 to schedule an appointment today.

Yes We See Goldsboro Patients

Posted In: Dental Emergencies & Services, North Carolina Smiles

Dear Goldsboro residents: Next time you’re looking for a dentist for you, your children, give us a call. Let us show you how different our dental practice is from others. Besides, the drive from Goldsboro to our dental office is only an easy 15-20 minute drive. Here are some things we’re proud of:

Our Dentist

Great dental care starts with our people. Our dentist Amy Kimes, and our staff are great. Our staff are all really hard workers, and very motivated. Our clinical staff members are all seasoned veterans. The hygienist doesn’t hurt you while cleaning your teeth, we’re good about keeping you comfortable. We’re here to help you in the best way possible.

Dental Emergency

We see patients almost immediately. If you have a toothache or have been injured in the mouth or surrounding area, we are the only call you want to make. Any and all urgent care or dental emergencies, that’s where we shine. We’ll ask you to come in right away if you’re in pain. We  have 6 operatories at the office, and there is almost always some way to work another person in to have an X-ray to determine what the problem is. By the time you walk in and get your paperwork filled out, we are ready with a sterilized room for the exam.

Insurance Coverage

We accept a lot of different insurance coverage for dental treatments, and work hard to expand the list of providers each year. We have meticulous notes on the breakdown of costs for each dental procedure foe each insurance company. So, when you ask us about how much your insurance will cover, we can give you an accurate answer.

We also file insurance claims on the same day the procedure is done, so your claim is paid faster. We understand what X-rays, chart notes and supplementary documentation is required for every kind of claim. So we send out the right information the first time around, and there won’t be any going confusion or post communication needed from you later to resolve billing issues.

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