When Do You Need to See the Dentist?

Just because you’re not scheduled for your six-month cleaning it doesn’t mean that you can’t, or shouldn’t, see your dentist for dental health issues.

Below are a couple of reasons that would warrant a trip to the dentist.

Sensitive Teeth or Pain
If any of your teeth are in pain or you notice they’re sensitive to hot or cold, don’t ignore the issue. These symptoms tend to be signs of more serious dental health problems.

Does Your Mouth Feel Dry?
A lack of saliva in your mouth may not sound like a significant problem, but saliva is our bodies natural cavity fighter. If you notice you’re suffering from dry mouth, be sure to speak to your dentist about finding relief.

Problems With Your Gums
Your teeth are not the only thing that can experience issues. If your gums are bright red, inflamed, or bleed after you brush or floss, schedule an appointment with your dentist or a periodontist. These issues tend to be associated with gingivitis.

Anything that doesn’t seem right
If there is something that you are not sure about, such as a bump in your mouth that won’t go away or waking up with a sore jaw, it is a good idea to contact your dentist. It’s best to be extra careful and get a professional to check out any issues that you’re concerned about.

To read more about what can justify a trip to the dentist, be sure to check out this article.

Feel free to schedule an appointment with Layman, Shirman & Associates if you’re due for a cleaning or have any concerns about the health of your mouth.