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Why might I need root canal therapy?

One of the most dreaded procedures in dentistry is the renowned “root canal.” However, root canal therapy, also referred to as endodontic therapy, is a procedure commonly performed at DeStefano Dentistry that is actually not painful as patients believe. When done with proper anesthetics and sedation, most patients are completely comfortable during their procedure. In […]


What you need to know about dry socket

Unfortunately, there are situations that can occur that may require the extraction of a permanent tooth. This might be due to extensive damage to the tooth’s structure that is beyond repair, or loosening caused by periodontal disease and bone loss. Whatever the reason, patients will find that tooth extraction often has no postoperative complications. However, […]


Are dental implants good for your oral health?

When thinking of the placement of dental implants after tooth loss, many patients consider the benefits that they provide to the function and appearance of the smile. But did you know that dental implants are also good for your oral health as well? This is a major benefit that many patients don’t think about. Below […]


How teeth clenching and grinding can impact your smile

Pittsford, NY area patients who are concerned about getting a good night’s sleep often think about ways to help them fall asleep or purchasing the right mattress. However, there are other issues that can occur during sleep that can impact your oral health: bruxism. Understanding bruxism Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano of DeStefano Dentistry educates patients […]


Three things to do when a cavity develops

Many conditions can impact the health of the smile, and one of the most common concerns includes cavities. Cavities, or tooth decay, causes holes in the natural tooth enamel. These holes should be avoided whenever possible, as they can cause a variety of problems, including: Painful chewing Tooth sensitivity Toothaches When the above situations are […]



Six ways to maintain healthy teeth and gums

Oral health isn’t just about brushing your teeth or having perfectly straight dental arches. It means also taking care of the gums. The gum tissue helps frame your smile, and telltale signs can indicate a problem such as periodontal disease. Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano and his team in Pittsford, NY educate patients on the importance […]


Methods of treating periodontal disease

Periodontal disease is a condition that can negatively impact one’s oral health and wellness. Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano and his team at DeStefano Dentistry are available to help patients better understand the ways in which they can protect their smile from harmful conditions. Periodontal disease, also referred to as gum disease, is a serious infection […]


Enjoy a more attractive smile in just six months!

Do you want to enhance your smile? Are you unhappy with the misalignment that can negatively impact your otherwise beautiful appearance? While most patients avoid talking about orthodontic treatments with their dentist for fear of obtaining metal bracket and wire braces, it is essential that patients have this conversation with Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano so […]


When chronic jaw pain is a sign of TMJ/TMD

Patients of Pittsford, NY who are dealing with chronic pain and discomfort of the jaw may be dealing with a condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. The temporomandibular joint, referred to as the TMJ for short, is the joint that hinges the jaw. It allows the jaw to open and close, and contributes […]


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600 Kreag Rd
Pittsford, NY 14534

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