Another Leap Forward in Dental Healing: A Bad Filling
by Dr. Jeffrey Etess, DMD, NMD, IBDM

A 16-year-old girl recently came to Integrative Dental Specialists seeking a second opinion after experiencing persistent biting pain following a filling placed by her regular dentist. The original dentist recommended a root canal, a concern confirmed by a local dental root canal specialist. However, the parents wisely decided to explore further dental options. Fortunately, it turned out the girl’s pain simply stemmed from an improperly placed filling, which appeared fine on x-ray. Dr. Jeff replaced the composite restoration correctly, and the young woman is now pain-free and spared the unnecessary procedure of a root canal.

While all dentists hold essential licensing qualifications, actual dental services can vary in quality for several reasons: Individual skill and experience play a significant role. Years of practice and continuous learning through professional development can refine a dentist’s technique and decision-making. Additionally, access to state-of-the-art equipment and technologies can make a marked difference. Newer tools often offer greater precision, faster treatment times, and improved outcomes.

Furthermore, communication and bedside manner significantly impact the quality of care. Dentists who effectively explain procedures, address anxieties, and foster patient trust, create a more positive and collaborative experience. Finally, varying approaches to diagnosis and treatment planning can influence outcomes. Different dentists may prioritize different factors, leading to diverse treatment recommendations. It’s crucial for patients to actively participate in their care, asking questions, understanding options, and finding a dentist whose philosophy aligns with their needs and preferences.

If you’re dealing with a cavity and seeking a comprehensive solution, it’s essential to consult with a qualified dentist. Dental expertise varies, so it’s crucial not to compromise on the quality of care you receive. Dr. Jeffrey Etess stands out in delivering exceptional dental services that surpass the ordinary. With a commitment to understanding your unique needs, Dr. Etess brings a level of specialized dentistry that is unrivaled. Drawing upon his extensive specialist dental training and exceptional expertise, he ensures a personalized approach, providing patients with unmatched care, tailored treatments, and easy accessibility. Trust in Dr. Jeff to not only addresses your cavity but to elevate your entire dental experience, setting a standard of excellence in individualized dental care and treatment.

At Integrative Dental Specialists, we are dedicated to setting the pinnacle of care in dentistry. Our commitment to excellence is evident in the implementation of cutting-edge dental protocols, distinguishing our practice from conventional dental offerings. Dr. Jeff’s approach transcends the routine drill-and-fill dentistry, as he understands that the proper repair of a tooth with a cavity demands specialized restorative protocols. Dr. Jeff’s extensive specialty training equips him to address these issues with unmatched efficacy, ensuring enduring results you can rely on.

Incorrect procedures often lead to persistent biting pain and heightened sensitivity to temperature changes – inconveniences nobody desires. Dr. Etess not only averts such complications but also challenges the common resort to root canals to fix these post operative complications. Pioneering therapies and procedures developed by Dr. Etess are seamlessly integrated into every cavity restoration, ensuring a return to normal anatomical form and biological function. Dr. Jeff will fix your tooth so you can confidently chew without fear of pain and smile wide, knowing that each tooth is meticulously cosmetically matched.

In order to provide our patients with the most sanitary environment possible, we employ ENHANCED proactive air and surface office disinfection protocols. We work toward one standard, the HIGHEST standard! The time for excuses has passed. If you are looking for the finest, safest, healthiest and most predictable results to correct your dental issues and would like to learn more about the best ideas in modern dentistry available to you, please contact Integrative Dental Specialists to make an appointment with Dr. Etess today.


Jeffrey Etess, DMD, NMD, IBDM, graduated in the top 10 percent from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He is a Certified Endodontic Specialist / Implant Specialty Surgeon with a dual degree in Dentistry and Board Certified in Naturopathic and Integrative Medicine. Also certified in Biomimetic Cosmetic Dentistry, he has provided a broad array of biological dentistry for his patients for over 25 years.

Integrative Dental Specialists of Long Island is located at 245 Hillside Ave., Williston Park, NY. For more information, call 516-253-1800 or visit




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