Four Indications That You Need to See Your Dentist
There have been calls that have gone unanswered, voicemails that have been erased, messages that have been disregarded, and pleasant reminders that have never been
opened. We both know it has been a while since your last dental checkup. After our best
efforts to re-establish communication with you, we hope the following five reasons to visit
the dentist will convince you to resume regular dental care.
- Tooth pain
When you have a toothache or discomfort in your gums or elsewhere in your mouth,
immediately schedule an appointment with Kariong dental care. Although it may seem
apparent, many individuals ignore dental pain in the hopes that it will go away on its own or
because they worry about the treatment cost. Putting off dental care for a toothache can
only increase the cost in the long run, as we know from personal experience. Furthermore,
we do not wish for any of our patients to endure unnecessary suffering. If you visit us right
away, we can ease your discomfort immediately. Do not delay in getting in touch if you have
mouth discomfort, especially if it is accompanied by redness or swelling.
- Irritated Gums and Teeth
Tooth sensitivity can be caused by something as innocuous as overbrushing or as severe as
an allergy to the chemicals in teeth-whitening toothpaste. A tooth sensitive to hot and cold
temperatures may suffer from decay, erosion, gum disease, a cracked filling, or even a
chipped tooth. You should visit us if you’ve noticed a sudden increase in tooth sensitivity.
We will not only be able to identify issues but also provide treatments and
recommendations that might reduce the sensitivity entirely.
- Cracked and Bleeding Gums
Gum bleeding can indicate periodontal disease, which can cause severe discomfort,
significant dental bills, and even tooth loss if left untreated. However, we know that many
people observe blood when they clean their teeth with a toothbrush or dental floss and
don’t give it much thought. But think about this: you regularly wash your hands to avoid
becoming sick. Why wouldn’t you see a doctor if washing your hands resulted in constant
bleeding? In the same way, please contact Dentist Central Coast immediately if you have
any bleeding in your mouth after brushing or flossing.
- Changes in Health
It’s easy to overlook how poor dental hygiene can have dire consequences for your overall
health and vice versa. Notifying us of a recent diagnosis of diabetes is important because
people with diabetes are more likely to develop gum disease and because poor oral hygiene
has been linked to increased diabetes-related complications. Patients beginning cancer
treatment should also get in touch with us, as many drugs can devastate your mouth and
teeth. Please let us know what medications you are taking and what side effects you are
experiencing, mainly if you have recently been prescribed a medication that causes dry
mouth, which can increase your risk of tooth decay and other issues. Pregnancy can affect
oral health, especially gums, so pregnant women should let us know immediately.
These are only a few cases in point. Make sure we know about any significant changes in
your health so we can monitor your oral health accordingly.