Dr. Kim Capehart

Dentistry
Simpsonville, SC
22 years experience male

Locations

Capehart Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Simpsonville, SC

Address

621 SE Main St, Simpsonville, SC
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Office

Simpsonville, SC

About

Bio

I'm a general dentist that performs the full scope of dentistry from cosmetic dentistry and implant surgery to Botox and dermal fillers to Full-mouth reconstruction to facial/TMJ disorders and infections. I graduated with the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and have invested hundreds of hours in continuing education to provide my patients with the newest techniques and most current information. I look forward to answering any questions anyone may have and hope to contribute with my colleagues valuable information concerning not only your oral health, but overall health.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: South Carolina

Doctor Q&A

494 Answers
132 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
YES: Infections will be gone when the source of the infection is gone, such as abscessed tooth, but antibiotics are very important to minimize infection. L... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Calcium Supplements: Calcium supplements can have many benefits while you are pregnant. When your pregnant developing baby needs calcium to build strong teeth & bones. Ca... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Veneers: Whether crowns, bridge, or veneers, a solid foundation is necessary so it's important to treat the "bad teeth" and eliminate potential periodontal dis... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Root Canal & Sports: If you are referring to root canals and effect on teeth while playing sports, then it's important to first get your tooth crowned, then wear appropria... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
1-3 Days: Depending on your age and other medical conditions as well as the complexity of the surgery is very determinant of how fast you'll go back to work. At... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Never: It is never advisable to give chewing gum to a baby.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Dentistry Use: Triazolam is used routinely by many dentist for oral conscious sedation. The medication is very safe when used appropriately. One of the best "side-ef... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Absolutely: Although facial pain is seen with sinus infections, it is not a pre-requisite. Most of the time patients are not sure of sinus infection or tooth ach... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Call Doctor: Infections will be gone when the source of the infection is gone, such as abscessed tooth, but antibiotics are very important to minimize infection. L... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
ENT: It is possible to have an ear infection causing facial pain. You should go to the ENT to get the ear infection treated and see if the facial pain res... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Get proper diagnosis: Great question. I posit your treatment is easy but without proper exam i don't want to assume. Please see your dentist to get proper answer.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
White Spots on Nails: One of the most common causes for these little white spots, which can show up on both fingernails and toenails, is a condition called leukonychia. Don... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Brush, Floss & OTC!: It's hard to whiten teeth without professional intervention. Proper and regular brushing and flossing is very important. You may also use otc product... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Bite adjustment: One possible reason for tooth aching in another tooth after you received a restoration on another is that your bite is off. You should go back to the... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
TMJ Symptoms: Temporomandibular joint disorder is where people can experience severe pain and discomfort that can be temporary or last for many years. One can have ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Tolerance: Everyone is different and so is everyone's ability to accept pain. One person may be able to take lots of pain but not say a thing, conversely, anothe... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Post Op: Swelling to bleeding and other symptoms are common after a surgery. Your symptoms could be because of opening your mouth for a prolonged amount of ti... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Dentist: If your teeth hurt, then going to your dentist is best to start. If they see needs to refer to a specialist, they will probably do so.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Evaluation Needed: At home you can do otc anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen or advil (ibuprofen). Soft diet and physical therapy are also some things you can do at ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Absolutely: It is possible. Trauma, such as a fall on the face, can cause jaw and facial pain. You may want to get evaluated to see if anything is broken but al... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Get Checked Out!: Kissing anyone doesn't mean the transfer of HIV but it's always feasible so it's important that you visit your physician to get tested.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Typically Yes: Usually while the crown is be fabricated, you wear a temporary crown. You may need to call your doctor to see about having one fabricated.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Evaluation Needed: It is possible but you need to go to the doctors for x-rays and thorough examination to determine the exact cause and determine a treatment plan to ge... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Depends: Many times wrought wires are used for retainers that is used post-orthodontic treatment. If you have allergies or possible allergies to metals, you wi... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Cold Sores: Cold sores are usually caused by hsv (type i or ii) but cold sores are usually cause by type i. Cold sores are contagious and recurrence can be cause ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Canker Sores: Maintain optimal oral hygiene and take otc pain meds and mouth rinses. If it is too much then you may need to go to the dentist.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
1-2 Days: Traditionally antibiotics can take anywhere from 1-2 days to start working on the infection, depending on the severity of the infection. I tell my pat... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
It's All Relative: Usually a tooth infection can cause severe pain to the patient. I know from my patients, they've told me that toothaches are the worst. I've also se... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Depends: There are items on the menu that are not unhealthy. Look at the nutritional guidelines on the menu and food, not just at mcdonald's but also other pl... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Second Opinions: If you aren't getting better, then it cannot hurt to get a second opinion for treatment and advice.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Not Unusual: Everyone is different so this may be normal for you. If you have questions contact your doctor.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Evaluation: Your baby could have something like jaundice but it could also be the skin color of the baby. You should go to the doctors to make sure it is not anyt... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Drowsiness: There are many side effects of not just panadol, (acetaminophen) but any medications. Drowsiness is a side effect thus you should avoid driving or op... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Normal but evaluate: You could be going through normal phases life and having ups and downs. If the downs prolong then you may need to go to the doctors to determine why a... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Many Causes: You could have muscle craps that causes pain or you could be in positions your body doesn't like or you could have other pathology's so it might help ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Either: Your neck or tooth could be causing pain to each other. Referred pain is very common and it's good for you to go to your doctor to get properly diagn... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Possible: As long as you are having sex you can get pregnant. Of course contraception decreases the chances but it is still possible. Abstinence is only 100% w... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Possible: Anytime you are engaged in sexual activity may cause pregnancy. If you are not planning on pregnancy then take the measures necessary to be preventat... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Examination: You may need to go to the doctors to get it looked at for possible infection and treatment for removal. It may be painful but should have it examined ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
See your doctor: You should go to the doctors and they can evaluate whether a treatment or drug is effective or if it is not as effective and increase or decrease dosa... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Advanced Disease: There are many possible reasons but ruling out trauma, then it could be advanced periodontal disease as well as from drugs. If someone is taking ille... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Either: You can take a pulse on individuals on either arm but it could be slightly more accurate to use the left.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Not Pregnant: As you may suspect the morning sickness is not cause by pregnancy in men but there are other reasons such as food poisoning. There are a myriad of ot... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Possible: As long as you are having sexual activity, the possibility of getting pregnancy is feasible. There are times when you are less likely to get pregnant... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Comparable: Both are great restorations and both are stable and strong. Both are esthetically pleasing and functional. Veneers require less tooth structure remov... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Risk vs benefit: I'd speak with your doctor's (dds & md) to decide. I would avoid this until you deliver your baby but if it's an emergency then the team effort will c... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Good meat: You should always eat good meat prepared correctly to avoid sickness.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Possible: A root canal removed bacteria that is causing the sensitivity or pain in your jaw and tooth. Dealing with bacteria can be a difficult chore for anyon... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Evaluation Needed: It could be connected but it could not be connected as well. I'd go back to the doctor to be evaluated to at least see if the surgery caused the pain... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Possible: It is possible but there could be other reasons for your symptoms. Pregnancy gingivitis is something to watch out for when one is pregnant. Your sym... Read More
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Testimonials
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Nov 20, 2012
Very knowledgable and fantastic answers. The doctor to follow for dentistry.
Nov 8, 2012
Very knowledgable doctor. Great answers and a great doctor to follow!
Nov 5, 2012
Excellent response and answers. Very good doctor to follow.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! It feels like a camera flas going off but no light. 2 or more squeezes on each side of my head. It is a bit sore when it happens. Thank you
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you, I plan on seeing the school clinic doctor next week and I'll mention this. No insurance right now so that's my best bet.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you ,Doctor. The ladt physician without even knowing the duration of my illness, said it is a serious disease.

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Greenville, SC - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Greenville, SC - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, South Carolina - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry

Publications

Fear of pain in oral surgery patients
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