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Dr. Kim Capehart

Dentistry
Simpsonville, SC
21 years experience male

Locations

Capehart Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Simpsonville, SC

Address

621 SE Main St, Simpsonville, SC
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 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.

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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: South Carolina

Doctor Q&A

494 Answers
132 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Infection: Infections can be a side-effect of any surgical procedure. There are many signs to watch for but increased temperature, swelling after a 3-5 days, pa... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Yes: Caffeine can cause the symptoms you mentioned. Try to decrease the amount of caffeine to determine if this helps with your facial pain. If it does no... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Up to 12 hours: Depending on the type of toothpaste, the efficacy of toothpaste can last up to 12 hours. Make sure you research and make sure the toothpaste has the ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
No: Technology and awareness for radiation exposure has increased so the safety is optimal. Digital x-rays is even less exposure to radiation. So dental... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Possible: The chances of getting pregnant can happen anytime with certain times in your cycle being optimal and other times which is not optimal but you can get... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Yes: There are many dental conditions that are hereditary. If you have questions you should go to your dentist and ask if you have specific questions.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 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
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Many: There are many common cosmetic dentistry issues from crowding of teeth, stained teeth or missing teeth to peri-oral cosmetic issues such as wrinkles a... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Make an appointment: I'm not sure what your question is but to see a doctor for the wart on your lip, just make an appointment. The cost or insurance issues you can deal ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
See your doctor: A period is only one possible reasons for being upset. Stress, work, family, friends, people, and many other factors can cause you to be upset. Eval... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Avoid: Cocaine is illegal and you should avoid it. If you cannot stop, then go to a clinic to help you stop and recover.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Varies: Varies from individual to individual but typically 1 pound per week.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Evaluation Needed: Could be nerve issues, muscle issues, heart issues. The key is to go to doctors and get evaluated and treated properly.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
TMJ Disorder: You could have TMJ disorder (tmd) but you need to go to a doctor to be evaluated. The stymptoms can vary per person and the severity with each indivi... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Evaluation Needed: It is important that you get a thorough examination. All these symptoms could be related or they could all be unrelated in which an examination would... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
More Information: More information will need to be provided. A picture would be very advantageous. If you have questions you can also go to your doctor for evaluation... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 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
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 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
A member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Both: I don't know the entire situation but a crown is definitely needed but the time frame is correct as well, depending on the situation.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Depends: It's important to know why the crown fell off. Sometimes cement breaks down and you can re-cement. But sometimes there is decay and you cannot re-cem... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Evaluation Needed: There are several things the bump could be so it's important that you go to the doctors and be evaluated and diagnosed properly.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 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
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Consult doctor: The description and symptoms you mention could be many things so you may need to go to the doctors for clinical examination and other tests to diagnos... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Possibly: If it's not bleeding or severed, then you may be able to wait to go to the dentist. You may want to go to the doctors to see why you blacked out as o... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Evaluation Needed: You should go to a dentist that is trained in treating tmj/tmd symptoms. Also you can consider other treatment modalities for your sleep apnea such a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Diet & Exercise: Proper exercise and diet are very important. If you have been dieting and exercising the way you should, then possibly medical intervention is needed... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Exercise & Diet: You are young with lots of growing and development to do so i would not do anything drastic. Proper exercise and diet will help you stay healthy alon... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Evaluation: I'm not sure what you mean by this but if something has aspirated into your lung, then you need to go to the doctors and get a chest x-ray to see what... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Prevention: The best way to avoid the flu is washing your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands. It's impossible to stay in a locked room forever, well maybe n... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 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
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Infection: You should take an antibiotic if you have an active infection and your doctor prescribed the antibiotic for the specific infection.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 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.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Diagnosis: There are many things that can be mistaken for TMJ such as postural issues, facial pain, nerve disorders, cysts, infections. The list could go on. M... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
OTC: To get you through the night or till you can get to the dentist, over-the-counter (otc) analgesics such as Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) is ade... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Possible: The caffeine in coffee could be more of the reason for the addiction but it is possible to be physically and chemically addicted to coffee.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 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
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Contact Neurologist: It could be connected and a neurologist is needed to help diagnose and formulate a treatment plan.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Evaluation Needed: This could be many things and a thorough evaluation is needed.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 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
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Go to doctor: You should go to your doctor to eliminate std's and save your partner from getting a possible std. They will evaluate and diagnose.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Examination: If you are unsure, then you should go to your doctors. You may or may not be pregnant but it could also be other factors so an examination is importa... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Yes: Saliva has many needs such as keeping your mouth wet and helping with prevention, saliva does have a small spermicidal affect which can kill some sper... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Depends: Gaining and losing weight is normal. Large gains and loses can indicate something is not correct so go to your doctor for evaluation. Diet, medicatio... Read More

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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.
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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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