Greetings from Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney

Drs. John Pinnix and George Betancourt would like to extend our sincerest best wishes to you and your families. We hope that you continue to navigate these most difficult times with strength, perseverance and the promise that we will all soon return to 'business as usual'.

Please note, the purpose of this email is not to go into detail about our office protocols during the current COVID- 19 response. We always have and will continue to maintain the highest level of aseptic and sterilization techniques. Regarding our office hours, we are presently closed as a result of recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the American Dental Association. For patients with upcoming appointments, trust that we will communicate directly with you via phone call to reschedule them as we learn more about our current situation.

For the time being, we want to extend to you, our patients, the helping hand you need during these times for all things dental. While we may be limited in terms of office hours and available services, Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt remain available to you via other modalities. For example, we ask that you please find and follow our social media pages, pinnixandbetancourt on Instagram, Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney on Facebook, and @BlakeneySmiles on Twitter. We will use these social media outlets as a means of communication and also a way to provide a Question & Answer forum for general questions anyone may have.

For personal/private needs related to ongoing treatment or your dental health, we will be available to schedule a virtual consultation. This may be accomplished via FaceTime, Zoom meeting or other platform whereby we may have a face to face encounter. These will be available to you, our patient, as a courtesy.

These are unprecedented times for us all. We strive to be on the front edge of the capabilities and service we provide our patients. Much of that depends on our availability and communication. We are here and we will, across any medium possible, provide the guidance you need during these difficult times. We ask that you please reach out to us either via email to the office (, one of our social media platforms, or our phone line from which you can leave a message. We will make every effort possible to get back to you in a timely manner.

From Drs. Pinnix, Betancourt and our entire staff at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, we hope you and your families manage the COVID-19 pandemic with an abundance of care, caution and respect for the well being of our community.


Drs. John M. Pinnix, George A. Betancourt and the staff of Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney

Ways to Battle Your Wisdom Teeth Concerns

By SEO Admin on July 16, 2012

The wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to grow in the back of the mouth. They usually come in during the late teens or early 20s. Most people eventually end up having to get their wisdom teeth cut out or extracted. Sometimes, the teeth are impacted and cannot break through the gums while some people may even experience severe pain. Dentists usually do not opt for wisdom teeth removal unless the patient is having problems. People who suspect that they need their wisdom teeth removed should consult with our South Charlotte Dentist.

A dentist will perform a thorough examination to see if it is best to remove the wisdom teeth. If wisdom teeth removal is the only option, the dentist will recommend that the patient schedule an appointment with a sedation dentistry Charlotte as soon as possible.

If a patient is just getting one or tooth teeth removed, the sedation dentistry will usually just give the patient a local anesthetic. Patients who are getting all of their wisdom teeth cut out will need to be put under general anesthesia. The dentist will cut the gums open, remove the teeth and insert the stitches.

It is very important for patients to make sure that they follow all of their dentists orders so that the recovery process will go smoother. Patients should eat soft foods for a few days and rest. They should also make sure that they rinse their mouths out with salt water after every meal. The stitches will be removed after a few days.

Patients who cannot get to a dentist right away should apply ice to the infected tooth. It may also be beneficial to take an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as Aspirin.

If you have any questions or would like more information about wisdom teeth removal or extraction, please contact ourCharlotte dentist office at 704-543-1102 or by using our convenient online appointment request form.

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