Dental FAQs

Where is your office located?

We are located at 2578 West Volusia Ave. Orange City Florida 32763.

Directions from Deland
Take 17-92 toward Orange City. We are located right at the Saxon Intersection on the left-hand side across from Acardi Pharmacy and next to 7-11.

Directions from Debary
Take 17-92 toward Orange City we are located right at the Saxon intersection and the 7-11 gas station on the right-hand side.

Directions from Deltona
Take Saxon toward the I-4 intersection and keep going on Saxon until it dead ends on 17-92 take a right at the 7-11 gas station, we are the second driveway on the right after the stop light.

Directions from I-4
Take exit 111 toward Orange City/ Debary. Take Saxon until it dead ends on 17-92 at the stop light, take a right, we are the second driveway on the right.

How do I schedule an appointment for a new patient exam?

Simply call our office (386-775-1552), send us an e-mail or use the request an appointment button at the top of our home
page). We will be happy to schedule you.

Are you accepting new patients?

Yes, we are always accepting new patients.  For our established patients, if you feel comfortable with us you may also refer your friends and family.

What forms of payment do you accept?

For your convenience, we accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. We also have financing available through Care Credi. We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients, therefore payment is due at the time service is rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance.

Do you accept insurance?

We accept most insurances and will be happy to do a complimentary insurance verification and benefits breakdown for you. If you have any questions about insurance, our experienced front staff can assist you with your concerns.

Do you treat children?

We see children 12 years of age and older. Younger children are better served at a Pedodontist (children’s dentist) where they have special instruments that are smaller for the children’s mouth.  Also, most Pedodontists have games or more of child-friendly atmosphere making it comfortable for them and building a good foundation where a child is not afraid of the dentist.

How long will it take to complete treatment?

Treatment time obviously depends on each patient’s specific problems. We are able to work as fast or as slow as you need for financial aspects. In cases where there is a rush, we will work as fast as we can for you but we will not work so fast that the quality that we strive for is lost.

Will my treatment be painful?

We will take every measure to ensure that your procedure is in no way uncomfortable or painful. If treatment is needed, we will inject a small amount of anesthesia to gently numb a concentrated area of your mouth. For most patients, the feeling of numbness usually subsides after 2-3 hours. If we believe that a pain medicine is needed we will write a prescription for you.

What should I expect on my first appointments?

When you arrive at our office you will be greeted by our warm, friendly staff. We will help you finish any paperwork if needed. Once your paperwork is completed, one of our dental assistants will escort you to a treatment room and begin by taking needed x-rays and asking questions that are vital to the reason for your visit. From there, Dr. Soule will come in and meet you, find out why you are here, explain his findings, and proceed with whatever treatment is needed after you approve. We will also make sure you understand your ins. benefits if any, and your expected payment for your visit.

What causes sensitive teeth?

Toothbrush or toothpaste damage (abrasive toothpaste such as whiting brands) may be the most frequent cause of sensitive teeth. By brushing too hard and/or using abrasive toothpaste, you may be removing tooth structure at the necks of your teeth. This can result in pain, especially to cold drinks, food, and air, but also to physical pressure, hot, sweet and sour.

The reason for the pain is exposed dentine – the inner substance of the tooth, which is covered by enamel. The enamel can get quite thin, especially where the tooth meets the root (at the gum line). The root is covered by a substance called cementum, which is easily worn away. Dentine contains little tunnels (tubules) that link to the nerves on the inside of the tooth, and when dentine is exposed, these nerves are easily stimulated, resulting in pain.
Other things which can cause sensitive teeth include:

  • Acid erosion
  • Gum recession,
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth grinding
  • Tooth bleaching
  • A cracked tooth or filling.

If it is one tooth that is bothering you it may be that you need a root canal therapy (see next question for explanation) or your teeth have shifted and your bite is not aligned correctly. In this case, contact our office and we will get you in. 
We recommend that you start using pro-enamel by Sensodyne for the sensitivity.

What causes cavities and decay?

Decay is caused by plaque -- a thin, sticky, colorless deposit of bacteria that constantly forms on everyone's teeth. When sugar is eaten, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack the tooth enamel. After repeated acid attacks, the enamel breaks down and a cavity or hole is formed in the tooth.

Why Do I Need A Crown? 

Crown braces and protects the tooth from fracturing under the heavy forces of biting and chewing as well as seals the tooth from the destructive and infectious effects of bacteria within the saliva.  Most often a crown is recommended when it's determined that your tooth is susceptible to fracture.

How often do I need x rays? Why? Are they safe? 

There is a very little risk in dental X-rays. Our state-of-the-art digital technology utilizes a fraction of the radiation used in other "film based" dental offices.  X-rays are highly valuable to find hidden decay, missing teeth, extra teeth, tumors, and to help determine growth patterns (cancerous lesions). Bitewing x-rays we like to take 1 time a year. Panoramic (full mouth picture) we take usually every 3-5 years.

Do I need my wisdom teeth out?

Dental implants represent a common procedure of permanently replacing missing teeth without affecting neighboring teeth. With the help of dental implants, we can fully remedy toothlessness and thus strongly improve chewing and speaking abilities as well as restore a beautiful smile. Implants can also serve to support fixed dental bridges or removable partials and dentures.

Dental implants provide an excellent long-term solution to missing teeth. With durable titanium posts that virtually become part of your jawbone and natural-looking teeth attached to the implants, implants restore the mouth to full function and dramatically improve its appearance. Implants are important to oral health because they provide patients with security and confidence and are the closest solution we can provide to give you back a tooth you lost. Implants also aid in the preservation of the jaw bone to help maintain the facial structure.

Is it normal for my gums to bleed when I brush my teeth? 

Bleeding gums are one of the signs of gum disease. Think of gum tissue as the hair. If you brushed it and it bled every time you washed it, you would know something was wrong.

What are the Advantages of Dental Implants?

Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. They can help prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework or dentures. They are a great option when a tooth is needed in an area, they don't sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. Implants are secure and offer freedom from the clicks and wobbles of dentures. The success rate of implants is highly predictable.

What is Tooth Whitening? 

Tooth Whitening involves wearing a thin, transparent plastic tray molded to your teeth (also known as bleaching trays), which is used to hold a whitening agent in contact with the tooth surface. This agent is in most cases at least double the % of the store bought material. Getting the result you want faster.

Do you have sedation dentistry?

Yes, we do! With the nitrous oxide-oxygen (N2O), also known as "laughing gas", you will remain conscious throughout the procedure, and the N2O will help to keep you feeling relaxed and comfortable. You may feel fuzzy for a short time right after the procedure; however, it will help to make your overall experience a positive one.

With Xanax, you will remain conscious throughout the procedure, but you will most likely not remember any of the procedure afterward. Most people sleep the medicine off after several hours.  This is a cheaper option and you WILL need a driver to and from the office and also to stay and keep an eye on you during the day.

Is there a relationship between tobacco use and periodontal disease? 

Studies have shown that tobacco use may be one of the most significant risk factors in the development and progression of periodontal disease. Smokers are much more likely than non-smokers to have calculus form on their teeth, have deeper pockets between the teeth and gums and lose more of the bone and tissue that support the teeth.

My teeth are shifting is this normal?

The teeth are alive in the body and will move over time. If you have a tooth extracted the 2 teeth on either side can collapse into the open area that the extraction has made.  Also, the opposing tooth in the other jaw bone can work its way out of the gum tissue as it does not anything to bite against. In both cases, the bite could be affected or the movement can cause more food impaction or plaque accumulation. This is why we recommend that a patient have some dental work done in the area to preserve the alignment exp (Implant, bridge, partial).  

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