Creekside Dentistry in Amherst, NY has temporarily closed its doors. In an effort to do our part in limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are limiting our services to emergency treatment. Some patients who were due for routine cleanings find this worrying. Don’t panic! Stress can cause problems of its own, and with proper care, your teeth should experience no serious damage despite their delayed care.
The Affects of Stress
Muscle tension is a common side effect of stress. For many people, this manifests in head, neck, and jaw pain. If it is left untreated, muscle tension can develop gradually into malocclusion and TMJ. More commonly, patients find themselves clenching their teeth, or grinding teeth in their sleep. Clenching or grinding your teeth can cause excess wear or even cracked or broken teeth. If you do break a tooth, don’t worry – Creekside Dentistry is open for emergency service.
While we are not open for routine or elective treatments, please feel free to contact us if you have a dental emergency (such as a broken tooth) or questions about your dental care. Things to keep an eye out for are unusual pain, increased (or decreased) sensitivity, or facial trauma that might have caused an injury. Whatever your problem, don’t wait until it’d dire: many complaints are easily treated early on. The longer you wait, the harder they are to treat.
Contact Us and Schedule
Our general closure won’t be forever. We plan to reopen for regular activity within a couple of weeks, at which point you will be able to reschedule your routine cleanings and elective cosmetic treatments. In the meantime, please come to us with your dental questions and concerns. Contact Drs. Karl and Walter Neuhaus at Creekside Dentistry in Amherst, NY on our website or at (716) 691-8394.