Conjuring up the courage to go to the dentist for anything besides a simple cleaning can be a challenge. Whether it’s the pain, numbness or just fear of someone drilling into your teeth, it’s usually a task that people want to avoid. However, if you’re noticing something out of the ordinary when it comes to your pearly whites, a trip to the office is the best idea.
Ignoring signs of possible problems can lead to something serious, so if you’re experiencing any of these four signs, it is highly recommended to make an appointment. Here in the Calgary area, Hamptons Dental Clinic vows to see emergency appointments as soon as possible to avoid lasting problems.
1. Gum Problems
A commonly brushed off problem that you may experience is bleeding from your gums. When flossing or cleaning your teeth, blood should not be seen in the skin or on the brush.
While sometimes it can happen and not be a problem, if it is a reoccurring issue, it could be an early sign of periodontal disease. This is caused by an infection that can also produce symptoms like red, puffy, or receding gums and sometimes discharge from in-between the teeth.
If the disease goes untreated, the teeth in the affected area could become weak and potentially fall out. By coming to see us at least twice a year at Hamptons Dental, you can make sure we catch any signs of this condition before it becomes an issue.
Depending on other health issues or if you use tobacco products, sores can be something that will need medication to clear up. Thrush is an oral infection caused by fungus that will create white lesions on the tongue or sides of the mouth. It is common amongst people with diabetes and can also be symptom from pregnancy, smoking or dentures.
Other white sores can be caused by the use of chewing tobacco. This can be a potential sign of the beginnings to mouth cancer. It is very important to see a dentist if you are having a sore other than a canker sore.
3. Dry Mouth
While dry mouth may not seem like a big deal, it can be a sign of possible health problems. It is important that a mouth stays lubricated to wash away leftover food parts. If food stays in the teeth, it can cause rotting and affect the plaque build-up.
The dentist is the best person to go to for a problem like this. They can help determine if it is a health issue or if it is serious enough that it is causing problems. Being proactive and talking to someone about solutions before it affects your teeth will prevent worsening symptoms.
This is the most obvious and common problem that indicates you need dental work done. Pain can be caused by many dental problems that can only be treated by a professional. Broken teeth, cavities and abscesses can cause discomfort and need to be looked at as soon as possible. At Hamptons Dental we can fill cavities, perform root canals, and even offer restorative procedures.
Taking care of your mouth is imperative to a healthy and comfortable life. An experienced clinic like we are at Hamptons Dental Clinic is committed to their patients’ needs. On our blog we offer tips on practicing the best possible oral hygiene. If you call us with an emergency, we will schedule you the earliest appointment and guide you on what you can do to help the problem until you get a chance to come in to the office.