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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.

•  Taking temperatures and pulse oximetry measurements of every patient and caregiver before they enter our clinic.
•  Screening each person entering the building for any symptoms and redirecting them if symptoms are present.
•  Modifying our waiting rooms and how we deliver care to honor social distancing.
•  All caregivers will be masked as well as patients anytime they are not receiving treatment.
•  Increased cleaning procedures, frequency, and improved products for cleaning
•  We also request that patients please arrive as close to their appointment time as they can and that they please not bring additional persons to their appointment if possible.

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 may charge your account a $50.00 non-refundable fee.

Thank you for choosing West End Dental. We are committed to safe, compassionate care, especially as we continue to deal with impacts of COVID-19. If you have any concerns before, during, or after you visit, please do not hesitate to make us aware of them. We are all in this together and are committed to creating a safe, compassionate and healing environment.

Uncommon Dental Injuries to Be Aware Of

Posted on 3/20/2019 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Uncommon Dental Injuries to Be Aware OfThere is a good chance that you have a decent knowledge of cavities and maybe even gum disease. You probably have heard about teeth grinding, and you might also have a little bit of knowledge about crowns and veneers. These are all common. There are also some uncommon dental injuries that you should also be aware of.

Sports Injuries

If you play sports, or if you have a child who is an athlete, you know a bit about sports injuries. Some of obvious, such as a broken ankle or a black eye. One thing that you might not think to look for is a dental injury. In a contact sport, it could happen. The same thing is true of a sport where there is a lot of running. If there is a hit to the mouth, you need to keep an eye on the situation.

If there is bleeding that does not stop in a couple of minutes, you need to come in immediately. The same is true if a tooth is knocked out. If there is not a lot of blood and no loose teeth, ice on the area can help if there is any pain.

Physical Abuse
Tragically, a dental injury could be a sign of physical abuse. Often abusers will go for the face when they attack. If someone you know has unexplained bruises or often has difficulty talking, that could be a sign.
You should take any dental injury seriously.

An injury could cause a shift in alignment of the teeth, and there could be other problems as well. It is important that you have the injury looked at as soon as possible. We want to make sure that you and your family have beautiful smiles that will last a lifetime. It is better to come in soon than to wait and have problems down the road.
We believe in educating patients about their treatment options and listening to their questions and concerns.
We focus on prevention so that you keep your smile healthy. We provide excellent comfortable care for all procedures.
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