Is Seeing a Dentist Really That Big of a Deal?
The short answer is, yes, but we want to give you a little more information on why it’s so important to see a dentist regardless of your oral health state. You go into the mechanic to get your car looked at when it sounds funny and you go see your doctor when you’re sick. Visiting your dentist is a bit different in terms of frequency and is not something you should do only if you are experiencing pain or discomfort. This is because we, as your dental team, will most likely be able to identify issues happening inside your mouth before they become painful, serious, and costly.
Even with that being said, we know it is sometimes difficult to know when the right time is to come in and see us, so we’ve compiled a list of dental health issues you can browse through:
- Ulcers, sores, or tender areas in the mouth that won’t heal after a week or two
- Bleeding or swollen gums after brushing or flossing
- Chronic bad breath
- Sudden sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures or beverages
- Pain or toothache
- Loose, cracked, or broken teeth
- Receding or sensitive gums
- Pain with chewing or biting
- Clicking of the jaw
It is our pleasure and passion to ensure your smile, teeth, and gums are healthy, happy, and not a bother to you.
If you read through our list and are experiencing one or more of these dental issues, reach out to our team here at Gaston Dental Associates at (704) 396-6166.