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2052 S. Clinton Avenue
Rochester NY 14618

Phone: (585) 287-9420

Mon: 7:30am - 4pm
Tues: 7:30am - 4pm
Wed: 7:30am - 4pm
Thurs: 7:30am - 4pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed
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  • Takes Time to Listen: 100%
  • Communicates Well: 100%
  • Recommendable: 100%
  • Average Wait Time: 3 minutes
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    "I have been to many dentist's in my time but never has anyone of them achieved the level or status that I give Arlene's office on professionalism, friendliness, cleanliness,up to date equipment and most of all comfortability. Most times a trip to the dentist's office is one filled with dread, but with Arlene's office it actually is one I not only enjoy but look forward to. Seems strange to say one like's going to the dentist but with the staff and facility that Arlene has at her disposal there is nothing one can expect less off. Top notch staff from the hygienist, the office receptionist's to of course Arlene herself. Arlene's Office is a model that all dental facilities should emulate in my personal opinion it just doesn't get any better than this. A total pleasure to be serviced by such a friendly and caring staff that go out of their way to ensure that you are well taken care of."

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    "Very pleased with my experience with Dr Messer. She truly does care about you and your comfort. She is aware of any discomfort you may be having, and does her best to adress it. The facility is beautiful and modern. They spare no expense for your comfort."

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    "Excellent. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly staff, efficiently run office with modern facility and equipment. My only negative is that they like to up-sell non-necessities like mouth guards and teeth whitenings. But, they don't use high-pressure sales tactics, and accept 'no' as an answer."

Mystery pain can be frustrating to both you AND your dentist, as it isn't as easy to diagnose as you might think. As my colleagues have mentioned, your #1 action is to see your dentist for some tests to isolate which tooth is causing the problem. You mention that cold beverages stimulate the discomfort, do you experience discomfort when you have a hot beverage? When you bite on something chewy or dense (like a bagel)? You could systematically test the whole upper right side by GENTLY biting on something like a cotton swab, holding an ice cube on each tooth, and gently tapping each individual tooth. You might have a noticeable reaction on one of the teeth.

Even if you are able to find the tooth that is the source of your discomfort, there can be a number of reasons for the discomfort including the following:
- gum recession which leads to exposure of the sensitive root structure of the tooth
- internal fracture. this is very common to see in teeth with large amalgam fillings
- undiagnosed decay

You may also be clenching or grinding your teeth at night (even if you are a mouth breather or unaware it) and this only irritates teeth further. The best bet is to have a pro take a look for a final answer.

Good Luck

Arlene Messer


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Before & After Gallery | Arlene Messer | Dentist | Rochester, NY

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Before & After Gallery | Arlene Messer | Dentist | Rochester, NY

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Education & Credentials

LVI - Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
NYU - New York University College of Dentistry
AAOP - American Academy of Orofacial Pain
AACD - American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
ADA - American Dental Association
HDA - Holistic Dental Association
IAOMT - International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
NYSDA - New York State Dental Association
AGD - Academy of General Dentistry
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Dr. Arlene Messer

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  • About the Dentist

    Messer pic | Arlene Messer | Dentist | Rochester, NY

    A native of New York City, Dr. Messer received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1984 from New York University College of Dentistry. Her passion for dentistry drove her to seek post-graduate education that would allow her to provide patients with the kind of high-quality care she knew they...
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