Almost everyone experiences dental problems at some point in their lives. But if you take good care of your teeth and visit the dental office regularly, you can reduce the number of problems you might have. It’s also important to be aware that not all dental problems cause discomfort, or any other immediately apparent symptoms, especially in their early stages.
It’s important to be aware that not all dental problems cause discomfort, or any other immediately apparent symptoms, especially in their early stages.
How to Know When You Should See the Dentist
A number of symptoms can indicate that you might need to see the dentist. They can be signs of minor or severe problems, and if you experience any of these symptoms, you should see your dental professional as soon as possible. Some symptoms that shouldn’t be ignored include:
- Persistent discomfort in the teeth or gums
- Aching in the jaw that can spread into the temple or the head
- Swelling in the gums
- Unexplained growths in the oral tissues
- Bleeding when you brush your teeth
However, many dental problems can set in without any noticeable symptoms. For example, cavities can become fairly serious before they produce discomfort or before you can see them. Gum disease can be difficult to diagnose from early symptoms, as well. To ensure you do not develop major problems that exhibit few or no symptoms, be sure to visit your dentist regularly.
Preventing Dental Problems
Regular brushing and flossing are the most important way to prevent dental problems. Regular visits to the dental office are also very important. By examining your teeth and mouth, and by taking regular X-rays, your dentist can detect small cavities long before they develop into major problems. Early signs of gum disease are usually detecting during these examinations, as well. In addition, you’ll receive a full screening for oral cancer.
Because many dental problems do not exhibit symptoms in their early stages, this makes your regular dental visits that much more importance. The sooner these problems are identified, the sooner you can receive treatment. Treating a minor dental problem is much easier than treating a major problem, so be sure to visit the office of Dr. Dan Bush regularly.