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West End Dental Inc Reopening
West End Dental is excited to begin seeing patients safely. These are unprecedented times, and we want to reassure you that we have taken every precaution to ensure your safety and wellbeing during your visit.

We are limiting the number of patients in the office in order to maintain appropriate social distance. We ask that you provide your own face mask when in the office, use provided hand sanitizer, and that you come to your appointment alone unless accompaniment is required.

All patients will be screened with a contactless temperature check, pulse oximeter reading, and verbal questionnaire.

We ask that you understand that our provider's time is more crucial than ever and request that you be prompt to your appointment, arriving no sooner or later than your appointment time. Understand that if you cancel your appointment less than 48 hours in advance or are more than 15 minutes late to your visit, we will charge your account a $75.00 non-refundable fee.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during these unprecedented times. Please watch the video below for more information.

Could It Become Possible to Reverse Cavities?


Posted on 2/25/2019 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Could It Become Possible to Reverse Cavities?Is there a way to be able to reverse a cavity once it begins? There are things that can be done to reverse the earliest signs of decay, but typically, once a cavity is there, it needs to be filled in to repair the structural integrity of the tooth.

There is no medication that you can take to stop a cavity in its tracks and rebuild the tooth, but there is hope that it could someday become a reality.

Understanding What a Cavity Is and How to Fix It


A cavity is essentially a hole in your tooth where decay has started to form. This could be decay of the dentin within the tooth, decay of the enamel, or some combination of tissues that form your tooth. Once the hole is there, the only way to stop the damage is to remove the decay and fill the area in. If you leave the area open, more debris and bacteria can get into the hole and more decay will eventually occur.

There are many studies being done to see if stem cells can be used to rebuild a tooth once it has started to decay. While it is not a possibility now, there is hope that it could be a realistic option down the line. Many studies have shown promise in dental studies with the use of stem cells, so many hope that this experiment will eventually become commonplace in time.

If you have a cavity, come in and see us. Let us fill the cavity so that your tooth stays strong and you can have a healthy smile for a long time to come. We fill cavities for patients on a regular basis and know how to get it done quickly and efficiently. Call us today to set up an appointment.
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