I have always been an avid hockey player, and my love took a bad turn one day when I got struck in the mouth with the puck. It was a painful moment that left me with two teeth knocked out of my mouth. Had I taken the right steps after the accident, I could have possibly saved the teeth, but I did not know I had that option at the time. Thankfully, I worked up the courage to visit a dentist and ask what my options for teeth-replacement were. I was worried I would would have to live the rest of my life without smiling, but I was ecstatic to learn that I was the perfect candidate for dental implants. I created this blog to help others realize that there are so many options to replace missing teeth today that no one has to "just live with" an imperfect smile!
Dental health is as important as your overall health and can affect your quality of life. Therefore, you should consider visiting a dentist's office for teeth cleanings and check-ups. But when should you visit the dentist office to seek help due to a dental problem? Watch out for the following critical signs that indicate you need professional dental intervention.
1. Extreme Toothache
Pain and swelling are your body's ways to communicate that you have a problem. If you have a toothache, you might want to schedule an appointment with the dentist urgently. Severe toothaches could mean serious tooth decay, tooth or gum injury, gum infections, or an erupting wisdom tooth.
If you don't know the cause of the pain, consider taking pain medication and scheduling an appointment with a dentist. Your dentist will examine your teeth and recommend suitable treatments such as antibiotics, tooth extraction, and root canals. The treatment should ease the pain.
2. Tooth Sensitivity
Many people report some degree of tooth sensitivity when drinking hot or cold beverages. Bearable sensitivity shouldn't be an instant call for help. However, it should signal you to start taking action before the issue worsens.
If you notice increased teeth sensitivity, you need to schedule an appointment with the dentist. You could be looking at a chip or cavity that exposes your nerve endings. Besides, your enamel could be too worn out. Whatever the problem, your dentist can recommend treatments such as root canals or veneers to reduce sensitivity.
3. Growing Dental Abscess
The average individual may have a hard time determining whether they have a dental abscess. The condition manifests itself in the form of swelling after pus builds up in the teeth and gums. It is often a result of bacterial infections from existing tartar, plaque, and food residue.
If you notice an unpleasant taste in your mouth and pain or swollen glands, you need to seek help. Your dentist will diagnose the problem and recommend the most suitable treatment.
Bad breath can be an instant turn off, especially when you are in public. It can affect your relationships and also affect your self-confidence. If mouthwashes, brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings don't remedy the issue, you could be looking at a more advanced issue. Issues such as overindulging in foods such as garlic can cause halitosis. If you have been trying to figure out the cause of the problem, seek the help of a dentist.
Do you relate to any of these signs? Then, it would help if you visited a dental office. The dental visit should help address the problem and give you peace and confidence.Share
16 September 2021