People don’t go to the dentist for a lot of reasons. One of the main reasons is: “Nothing hurts”
Things don’t have to be hurting to have a problem. Diabetes doesn’t hurt until you pass out from a diabetic coma. High blood pressure doesn’t hurt until you have the heart attack.
Signs of Dental Problems
Here are some things to look out for that may be telling you “There’s a problem”
- Your breath smells all the time. No matter how much your floss, brush, eat mints, use mouthwash…if you or someone close to you thinks that your breath has a funny smell, get thee to a dentist!
- You get things caught in between your teeth. Could be a chipped or broken tooth, a growing cavity or a filling has fallen out. All of these can lead to bigger, more painful and more expensive things.
- A tooth seems to be changing color. This could mean that the inside of the tooth is slowly dying and that is never a good thing.
- Your gums bleed when you brush or floss. Your gums shouldn’t be bleeding. What other body part bleeds all the time when you clean it and you think it’s OK??
- Your teeth are getting more sensitive to hot and cold food and drinks.
- Your mouth, teeth or jaw hurts when you get up in the morning or at the end of the day
- Some teeth are feeling rougher than they used to.
- Some teeth seem like they are getting longer than they used to look.
- You are avoiding chewing on one side of your mouth more and more.
- And of course, outright pain and swelling!
Caring Dental Care
If you are experiencing any or some of these things, it’s time to see us! It doesn’t matter if it’s been one week or one decade, we will always make time for you and your concerns with no judgment. We’ll accurately diagnose your situation and get a plan going to get you back to health. Emergencies with dental issues are never a good thing, but we will always make time for you quickly and painlessly.