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My dentist says I have a cavity, so why doesn't my tooth hurt?

Cavity Doesn't Hurt | Elma NYIt’s a dentist’s job to do everything we can to help you avoid ever having a toothache, so finding a cavity before your tooth hurts is a good thing! There’s a problem with letting the lack of tooth pain dictate your oral health care. Most dental problems don’t have any symptoms until they’ve reached more advanced stages. At that point, our treatment options become limited and are often more complicated and costly to correct.

Waiting until you have a toothache is not a good plan for managing your oral health! We strongly encourage you to make semi-annual appointments for dental exams and professional cleanings for you and your family.

Dental Checkup and Exam

During these appointments, our dentist and hygienist will thoroughly inspect your teeth for any signs of problems. Periodontal disease (gum disease) in particular can seriously damage your teeth and gums before you ever notice a symptom. If our hygienist does find gum disease, she’ll address the problem and develop a plan for future treatment.

Preventive visits are easy and allow us to identify and address small problems before they become serious. If it’s been a while since your last exam and cleaning, we encourage you to give us a call for an appointment.

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Dear patients, friends and family,

In light of recent events surrounding the Corona Virus/COVID-19 and the guidance of our national and state dental societies, we will be rescheduling all 6 month cleaning appointments and any elective dental treatment over the next few weeks.

We continue to be available for dental emergencies and are accessible via phone and email. We love our patients and are willing to do whatever we can for the sake of community health and well being, especially for those among us that could be most affected by infection.

At this time, we have NO known cases of COVID-19 among our staff. Dental offices are at extreme risk for propagation of the virus due to the large number of aerosols created during dental procedures, as well as the close proximity we are in to our patients. Therefore we will continue to adhering to the highest levels of infection control.

I am confident all of us will be better off if we all do our part to protect the community and "flatten the curve". If you have any questions or are looking for any updates please follow our Facebook page or call us at 716-652-0600.