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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.

Does Hot Weather Cause Tooth Pain?

Posted on 7/23/2019 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Does Hot Weather Cause Tooth Pain?If you've ever felt immediate pain in a tooth after drinking something hot, you know how hot beverages can trigger sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity can be caused by a number of things, including receding gums and a loss of enamel.

But have you ever experienced tooth pain simply by breathing in hot or cold air? During the hot summer months, it's actually possible for warm air to cause the same sort of reaction. There are also a few other ways that hot weather can lead to tooth pain.

Your Lips Dry Out

When your lips dry out, they can become cracked and chapped. This can cause infection, which in turn can lead to worse tooth pain. Cracked lips also make it more difficult for you to keep your mouth closed since you will want to drink more water or lick your lips more often. The lips insulate the teeth, so every time you open your mouth, you invite hot air in.

It May be Sinus Issues

The pain you feel may not actually come from your teeth at all, even though it feels like it is. Sinuses and allergies can all cause pain in your mouth. This is much more common during warmer weather since you may be outdoors more often and the pollen counts are much higher. If you've come in for an exam and we can't find any evidence of damage to your teeth or gums, the issue may be allergies. Often, taking an over-the-counter medication such as an antihistamine or decongestant helps relieve this pain.

If you've felt pain in your teeth when breathing in really warm air, it may be a sign of a cavity or that a dental filling or crown has come loose. The best thing to do is to call us as soon as you can to make an appointment for a checkup.
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