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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.

Fixing a Tooth is About More than Reducing Pain

Posted on 9/21/2020 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Fixing a Tooth is About More than Reducing PainThe human mouth is in constant use. We eat, breath, talk, snore, sing, sneeze, cough, and absent-mindedly dance our tongues between our teeth every day. With so much activity, it becomes blatantly obvious when we procure an injury in this location. Not all oral injuries have to deal with the teeth, but when pain sets in, we all do whatever we can to make it stop.

Use Your Pain

Despite how much it hurts, our pain is a great tool in letting us know when something is wrong. It's equally valuable information when we don't feel it. Gaging the amount of pain, or lack of, is a good indicator to how serious the situation has gotten. Just because your pain levels are low, however, doesn't mean you don't need to seek medicinal assistance. Pain is often just the start of problems that can quickly grow into something much more serious. If you address a low-level pain early on, you could avoid a series of troubles that can spawn from this origin point. Take cavities for example. Often, they just start off as a twinge in your tooth that comes and goes depending on what you eat, drink, and what kind of pressure you put on it. It's not really an intense pain, and many people seem settled with the idea of living with it. A cavity left unattended may not increase in pain, but it will continue to do damage to the tooth, the surrounding teeth, your gums, and possibly your jawbone.

Pain is perspective – it affects each of us differently, but that doesn't mean it should be ignored. Nor should you only visit our offices when you've reached a level of pain that you can't handle. Give us a call regardless of how much your mouth hurts and we'll set you up for success.
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