Dr. Paul Perella, DMD

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My tooth hurts but I'm afraid to go to the dentist!

Fear of going to the dentist is one of the most common phobias that people have. And while we would LOVE to debunk this fear, we know that some people just have a negative psychological reaction to the idea of going to the dentist. 

This fear can stem from a lot of different sources. A bad childhood experience with a dentist, negative media images of dentists and the feeling of vulnerability and loss of control are just some of scenarios that contribute to this fear.

However, if you are having pain, don't let your fear get the best of you. Waiting to treat ...

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WHAT TO DO ABOUT DIFFERENT KINDS OF TOOTHACHES

There are many different types of tooth pain. Sensitive to hot and cold? Lingering pain? Pain, but hard to pinpoint exactly where it's coming from? This blog will, hopefully, shed some light on what's causing your discomfort and how to deal with it.

Symptom: Sensitivity to hot or cold foods and liquids
Possible problem: If discomfort lasts for only a moment, sensitivity generally does not signal a serious problem. It may be caused by a small area of decay in a tooth, a loose filling or an exposed root surface resulting from gum recession and possibly toothbrush abrasion.
What to do: If a root surface is sensitive, keep it clean and ...

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