October 15th, 2017
If you begin to experience any of the following, it’s time to schedule an appointment, no matter how much you wish it might just go away.
The truth is, there are some days when a dentist visit is a must, whether you like it or not.
You Have Chronic Bad Breath
Bad breath is not uncommon. Everyone gets it now and then. A normal bout of bad breath is nothing to worry about. Chronic bad breath, however, is an indication of deeper problems that need to be addressed.
It may be gum disease, which you’ll want to address with early treatment. It may also be a sign of more serious issues. If you have chronic bad breath, it’s a good idea to have your dentist take a look so serious problems can be treated sooner rather than later.
You Have A Cracked or Chipped Tooth
Cracked and chipped teeth are also very common. Thankfully, modern cosmetic dentistry is effective and affordable, and you will have many options available to you to repair the damage. Take note that left unaddressed, issues like this can become more than just a cosmetic issue.
Cracked teeth can cause ongoing pain and can lead to infections that could put your other teeth in danger.
Even if the look of your cracked teeth doesn’t bother you, you should have your dentist examine them to be sure you are in no danger of suffering from other issues as a result of your injury
You Have A Toothache
A toothache is nothing to ignore. The pain from a toothache is telling you that something is wrong. You may think you can tolerate the pain or endure it, but letting a toothache go unaddressed is asking for worse problems down the road.
Whatever the cause of your toothache, the condition could continue to decline. In a worst case scenario, you may even end up losing the tooth. It’s preferable to address it early, when there’s a good chance the issue can be fixed with minimal hassle.
You Suffer From Jaw Pain
Jaw pain can come from toothaches, sinus infections, and other sources. If you are feeling constantjaw pain, have it looked at by your dentist to determine the cause of the problem. As with any issue you are having, the key to avoiding serious issues is to catch them early.
You Suffer From Bleeding Gums
If you suffer from bleeding gums during or after brushing, you may have an issue that needs addressing – but you also may not!
In many cases, bleeding gums are simply caused by nothing more serious than improper brushing techniques. That is simple to fix. In other cases, though, bleeding gums may be a sign of gingivitis or another underlying issues.
As with all such complications, addressing them early gives you the best chance of avoiding more serious issues in the future.