When should you see the dentist? Outside of the regular six-month checkup and cleaning visits, you should contact our team when you suffer from toothaches and soreness in the gums. These symptoms could indicate issues like tooth decay and gum disease. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about the signs you need dental treatment.
The Benefits of Checkup and Cleanings
We always urge our patients young and old to see us for a checkup every six months. The exam is a chance for our dentist to take a close look at the smile for possible areas of concern, so we can treat issues like tooth decay and gum disease before they threaten the health and stability of your smile. We can then identify them and address them before you develop painful symptoms. In the same visit, we will also clean the teeth, a procedure that removes all plaque and tartar from the teeth to lower the risk of cavities and gum disease, two major sources of dental discomfort.
If you notice tooth sensitivity when you eat, or a toothache that doesn’t pass after a few hours, you should let us know. While temporary aches could occur due to sinus and allergy issues, or even changes in elevation, these envy last a few hours. But a prolonged toothache could mean a cavity in the advanced stages, one that could soon cause a painful infection that threatens smile stability. We can identify and treat the source of your toothache in only one visit with a lifelike dental filling. We could also address more severe cases with a lifelike dental crown too.
When your gums look redder than usual or feel sore or bled easily, this could mean serious inflammation, or gingivitis, as well as the early stages of gum disease. Don’t ignore these symptoms, as gum disease is the number one cause of adult tooth loss. Instead, see us for periodontal treatment. With a deep cleaning, also known as a scaling and root planing, our team can reverse gingivitis or make your gum disease more manageable, so we can keep your smile whole and healthy.
Headaches and Jaw Pain
When you have chronic headaches and pain in your jaw or face, this could be due to imbalance. TMJ disorder occurs when the jaw joints are strained by various factors, and could impact how you open and close your teeth. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, could also occur due to imbalance and could damage your teeth with time, changing your smile’s appearance and leading to cavities and infections. With oral appliance therapy, we can offer relief with a comfortable and noninvasive solution.
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT SCHEDULING A VISIT
We would like to help you and your family avoid painful symptoms. If you would like to find more about our treatment options, or if you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.