Senior and High-Risk Patient Hours 9 AM – 11 AM on Mondays and Thursdays. For more COVID related information click here.

Fillings in John’s Island, SC

Even with an excellent oral hygiene routine, some people still get cavities. If your search is for tooth fillings near me, look no farther than Stono Dental Care. We offer fillings to restore the health of your tooth. Cavities do not go away on their own and will only get worse if they are ignored. So if you are experiencing tooth pain and think you might have a cavity, call us today for an appointment so we can keep it from becoming a bigger problem.

What is the tooth filling procedure?

First Dr. Game will use the latest dental technology to locate the cavity. Our DIAGNOdent® laser can accurately detect even hidden cavities. Next, the area will be numbed so you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. The bacteria and decay will then be
removed from the area and the cavity will be filled.

What do fillings cost?

The cost of the tooth filling depends on several factors including the size and location of the filling and the type of material used. Back teeth can be filled with either amalgam or a tooth colored composite material. Fillings on front teeth are usually filled with composite material because it can be matched to the tooth color. There may be a reduced dental fillings cost with insurance. Our front office will help you determine your coverage. If you participate in our in-house dental savings plan you receive a 15% discount on fillings.

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What’s the difference between amalgam and composite fillings?

Amalgam fillings are a mixture of metals that have been used for years to safely fill cavities. They are strong, durable and affordable. Composite tooth colored fillings are made from resin and can be matched to the color of the tooth so the filling isn’t at all noticeable. Our team will help you choose which type of filling is best for your situation based on the size and location of the filling, your budget, and your insurance coverage.

Is it safe to get dental fillings during pregnancy?

The American Pregnancy Association and other reliable medical organizations recommend that expectant mothers continue to get preventive dental care such as dental cleanings and exams. Getting dental fillings is also encouraged to reduce the risk of infection. Some studies have linked oral infections to preterm birth so carrying for your oral health during pregnancy is very important.

Why are my tooth fillings falling out?

There are a number of reasons why old fillings might fall out. Some fillings are under a lot of pressure. Regular visits to Stono Dental Care will allow Dr. Game to keep an eye on the integrity of your fillings. If you lose a filling, call us right away and we’ll get you in as soon as possible to get your filling replaced.

Discuss your treatment plan and
financial options with our office today!

Call our friendly team for more information at (843) 203-0323
or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.

Contact Us

Senior and High-Risk Patient Hours 9 AM – 11 AM on Mondays and Thursdays

Over the next few weeks, we will slowly start to reopen our practice. As most of you know, most dental problems get worse overtime, and we want to treat dental issues before they become bigger problems. We want to ensure our patients that we are taking COVID-19 (and all infectious diseases) seriously and are adding extra precautions to protect you and our team.

We are offering special hours and accommodations for our senior and high-risk patients:

  1. Special hours: We are reserving 9 AM – 11 AM on Mondays and Thursdays for our seniors and high-risk patients.
  2. Mobile check-in: There will be no need for you to come into the waiting area. When you arrive, text 843-779-9096 or call 843-203-5429 to let us know that you are here. We will come to your car, bring you in the side door, and take you directly into a treatment room.
  3. First in room: You will be the first patient using the treatment room in at least 36 hours, since we are not normally open on the weekends or Wednesdays.
  4. Paperwork: Any paperwork that you need to complete will be sent to you via email or text so that you can complete it on your own device. We will also allow you to complete the paperwork in the treatment room using paper or a disinfected iPad.
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  5. Mask: If you do not have a mask, one will be given to you to enter and exit the office. Our team will keep masks on when we are within 6 feet of you. Since we will be wearing masks, please forgive us if it makes communication harder and please know that we are still smiling underneath.
  6. Closed rooms: Each of our treatment rooms are closed with walls and doors and have their own air return vent. Closed rooms are very effective at keeping potential diseases from spreading from room-to-room.
  7. Check-out: The check-out process will be performed in the treatment rooms. After you are finished, you will leave the office through the side door and avoid the waiting area.
  8. Additional screenings: We will be screening all patients and team members for travel, symptoms associated with COVID-19, and contact with anyone showing symptoms associated with COVID-19 or contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case. The temperatures of all patients and team members will be recorded.
  9. Mouth rinse: All patients will use a mouth rinse to destroy viruses and kill bacteria before treatment.
  10. Limit office traffic: We will require all non-essential families/friends to stay at home or wait in their vehicles during appointments.
  11. Infection control: We will continue our normal practice of following universal precautions, as we always do. This means after every patient, the room will be disinfected with chemicals that have been shown to be effective against the coronavirus in 30 seconds (Optim1), the instruments will be sterilized, and our team will continue to wear appropriate protective equipment such as mask and gloves.
  12. Addition cleaning: More frequent sanitation processes for the reception area and bathrooms.
  13. Suctions: As many of you know, we have always used special suctions. Not only do these suctions isolate the area being worked on and protect patient, they also prevent the spread of disease.
  14. Clean air: We have added additional air purification systems to our office.
  15. Stono Dental Care is taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our patients and team. Thank you for your patience and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

    Take care,
    
Andy Game, DMD, MBA

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