Patient Resources

Our commitment to our patients extends beyond the confines of our office, encompassing the resources necessary for maintaining optimal oral health. Recognizing that navigating the realm of dental care can be overwhelming, we endeavor to simplify the process, ensuring ease and clarity for each individual under our care

What to Expect at Your First Visit

At Tarpon Shores Dental, we understand that visiting a dentist for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience. That’s why we strive to make our patients feel as comfortable and welcomed as possible during their first visit.

In your initial appointment, we conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and gums, including X-rays if needed. This enables us to gain a comprehensive understanding of your oral health and pinpoint any potential issues that may necessitate treatment.

Following that, our dental team will discuss your oral health history, attentively addressing any concerns or questions you may have. We prioritize listening to our patients, offering thoughtful recommendations for the optimal course of action tailored to their unique oral health needs.

Tailored to your specific needs, your initial visit may include a routine cleaning to eliminate any plaque or tartar accumulation on your teeth. Our team will also offer valuable guidance on maintaining optimal oral health at home, providing advice on healthy eating habits, and demonstrating proper brushing and flossing techniques.

Financing & Insurance

Our dentists near you at Tarpon Shores Dental want to make the benefits of dentistry available to every patient in the St. Armands, Englewood, and Venice areas.

Our St. Armands office is a fee-for-service practice. You are required to pay for all treatment at the time of your visit, but you will be reimbursed through your insurance company based on their contribution as detailed in your benefits plan.

Our Englewood and Venice offices work with many major dental insurance plans – please call to confirm your specific insurance coverage!

Affordable Financing Available

We work with CareCredit to make obtaining dental care easier for our patients. The plan offers 0% interest and affordable payment scheduling that fits your monthly budget.
Depending on your specific circumstances, a routine cleaning may also be performed during your first visit to eliminate any plaque or tartar buildup. Our team will furnish you with valuable tips and guidance for maintaining optimal oral h

What To Do In An Emergency

In the event of a dental emergency, prompt action is crucial to minimize pain and prevent additional damage. If you’re experiencing severe pain, facial swelling, or bleeding, contact our office immediately and explain your symptoms. While awaiting your visit, our team may recommend over-the-counter pain relief medicine.

In the interim, take steps to alleviate discomfort, such as applying a cold compress to the affected area, rinsing your mouth with warm saltwater, and avoiding hard or crunchy foods. If a tooth has been knocked out, attempt to keep it moist by storing it in milk or saliva and promptly visit your dentist.

It’s important to recognize that prioritizing your oral health contributes to overall well-being. Taking swift action during a dental emergency is vital for maintaining wellness and preventing further complications.

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