Why Choose Us?

Dr. Carrie Niemann and her staff are highly trained professionals who work together to bring you the best quality dentistry in a warm, caring setting. We appreciate the opportunity to get to know you, as you get to know us. We will partner with you to create and maintain a beautiful smile as well as overall dental health.

After a thorough examination with both Dr. Niemann and a registered dental hygienist, you and Dr. Niemann will discuss your needs and desires to develop your personalized dental healthcare plan. We will work with you to organize and schedule your treatment, maximize your insurance benefits and help you make financial arrangements before beginning any treatment, please see below for details.

State Of the Art Dental Facility

We moved into our beautiful new office February of 2012. Dr. Niemann custom designed and built the office to serve her patients to give them the most relaxing and comfortable environment in which to receive care. Follow this link to take a tour.

What Sets Dr. Niemann Apart From Others?

From the moment you enter our office we strive to make your experience easy and relaxing. We achieve this by first making it easy to fill out your paper work. You can fill it out online or in our office on one of our iPads. Because we value your time, we do not double book to minimize wait times.

We offer state of the art screening exams including VelScope , for oral cancer and oral disease screening. This gives Dr. Niemann the ability to detect oral lesions in the earliest stages to give patients the best cure rates.

Dr. Niemann offers tooth-colored restorations (fillings and crowns),so we can restore your tooth to its original appearance.

We offer OnSetprecision buffering for and OraVerse for our local anesthetic. OnSet dramatically increases the speed and effectiveness of the anesthetic, helping you achieve total comfort in less time. For patients who would like to "turn off" the numbing effect as soon as possible, we also offer OraVerse. This speeds up the rate at which the numb feeling wears off.

We are proud to be the first office in the Lowcountry to offer 3M True Definition Scanner. The first step in creating a new crown or bridge restoration is making a dental impression. In the past, this meant having to bite into a tray filled with putty-like impression material. The True Definition Scanner replaces that unpleasant procedure. It allows your dentist to take extremely accurate 3D digital impressions of your teeth. In fact, studies have shown that people prefer the comfort of digital impressions to traditional techniques.* The crowns made from the digital impressions have been proven to fit much better than those from conventional impressions.

Your exam will include the use of the KavoDiagnoDent Laser Cavity Detector. This aids Dr. Niemann in accurately diagnosing decay and can prevent over treatment and under treatment. DiagnoDent is the most accurate caries/decay detector on the market.

  • Accurate: Over 90% accurate in detecting lesions not detectable with an explorer or bite wing X-rays.
  • Conservative: Prevents exploratory excavation or under-treatment of suspect teeth.
  • Quantifiable: Precise, reliable measurement allows objective monitoring of caries activity over time.

Air Abrasion

Air abrasion is a drill-less technique that is being used by Dr. Niemann to remove tooth decay and prepare teeth for sealants. It uses a fine spray of abrasive instead of a drill to remove decay and debris from teeth.

What Are the Advantages of Air Abrasion?

Compared with the traditional drilling method, the advantages of air abrasion are many and include the following:

  • Air abrasion generates no heat, sound, pressure, or vibration.
  • Air abrasion reduces the need for anesthesia, particularly if the cavity is shallow.
  • Air abrasion leaves much more of the healthy tooth tissue behind.
  • Air abrasion reduces the risk of fracturing and chipping of the tooth, which some dentists believe can affect the life span of the filling.
  • Air abrasion allows the dentist to treat multiple sites in the mouth during a single visit.
  • The procedure is relatively simple and quick.

Infection Control

We strictly follow infection control protocol beyond the standard OSHA requirements in order to insure your absolute safety. Our modern equipment has been specifically designed to aid in this process. For each patient, all dental instruments and hand pieces are heat sterilized. Countertops are chemically disinfected and where applicable, disposable instruments and barriers are used.

Financial

Our treatment coordinators, will be glad to provide a written estimate of recommended treatment including insurance estimates. In addition to billing your insurance for you we offer several different payment options. Payment is due at the time that services are rendered. For your convenience we accept personal checks, cash, Mastercard®, Visa®, American Express®, Discover® and Care Credit.

Insurance

Dental insurance is intended to cover some, but not all, of the cost of dental treatment. Dr. Niemann is a provider for many insurance companies. Please bring in your plan information with you and we will be glad to submit the insurance for you. We can submit insurance electronically. If you have questions regarding your coverage, please ask our office manager, who will be happy to work with you to find the answer.

Emergencies

We recognize that emergency situations do arise and we will do everything in our power to respond to your problem as quickly as possible. If you are in severe pain or experiencing an emergency that can't wait until regular business hours, please call 843-760-6565 to leave a message for Dr. Niemann. We will make every effort to relieve it the same day you call. If an emergency should occur during office hours, please call and arrange an appointment immediately.

Thank you and we look forward to serving you and your family.

Sincerely,
Carrie Niemann, D.D.S