Dental visits are among the types of visits that people in Orange County often take for granted, if not push back until forgotten. However, there are times when an appointment with your dentist should be prioritized.
Kurt Schneider, DDS shares five signs that it is time to pay your dentist that long overdue visit.
A toothache is the most obvious sign that it is time to see your dentist, even after it has passed. The fact that your teeth are aching says a lot about the condition of your teeth. If your toothache gets better after a day or two, still pay you dentist a visit. While the pain has gone, the infection might not have.
Inflamed gums can be caused by brushing harshly or a symptom of other diseases. If you have swollen and/or bleeding gums, and has a family history of gum problems, seeing your dentist should be done immediately.
Sensitivity to food
Unable to enjoy food with varying temperatures (too hot or too cold) should be a wake-up call for you. This is the first sign that your teeth is filled with cavities and is nearing (or has reached) the middle where your nerves are located. Thus the sensitivity and eventual pain. Book an appointment and immediately get your cavities filled.
Having a painful jaw whenever you swallow or when you open and close your mouth is also a sign that there is something wrong with your mouth. There are a lot of possible causes of jaw pain and your dentist should be able to properly diagnose it with early tests and scans.
Mouth sores that last a week or longer should be brought to the attention of your dentist. Regardless of the type of mouth sores, one has, such abnormalities are signs of other diseases of infections in the mouth.
Experiencing at least one of these signs? What are you waiting for? Pick up the phone and set an appointment with your resident Orange County dentist now.