Life Won’t Wait – Why Should Your Smile?

We know our neighbors and friends in Columbia lead busy lives and have tight schedules. Dental care may fall a few places on your list of priorities due to those time constraints and other financial obligations, but at Bear Creek Family Dental, we work hard to eliminate the barriers between you and optimal oral health.

If the common practice of having to schedule a separate appointment after an exam to get the treatment you need keeps you from taking the first step, find comfort in the fact that we won’t make you wait! If your initial exam or checkup reveals something that should be taken care of promptly, we can proceed the same day.

How Do We Do It?

It begins with scheduling. We make sure you’ll have enough time to get acquainted with our practice, have all your questions and concerns thoroughly addressed, and for Dr. Shull to collect the images and details necessary to establish your oral health baseline. If you’ve got a tooth in need of a filling, we can remove the decay and restore your tooth without you having to move from the chair. If you have infected gums putting you at risk of other health complications, we can provide deep cleaning treatment or perform scaling and root planing depending on the level of infection.

Expect the Unexpected

Our scheduling practices include allotment of time each day for urgent appointments. Dr. Shull can remove decay and place fillings in one appointment. If you have decay that will require the removal of one or more teeth, we can perform the extractions and discuss tooth replacement options.

If an infection has reached the pulp of your tooth, we can clear it out, sterilize the space, and restore the tooth with a strong, beautiful crown. If you’ve chipped one or more teeth, we can make your smile smooth again through bonding.

Dental Emergencies

  • Pain, swelling, or bleeding
  • Abscess or infection
  • Soft or hard tissue injuries
  • Loose or out of alignment tooth
  • Broken or knocked out tooth

The sooner you can see us, the better your chances are of saving your tooth!