Too many people make the mistake of waiting to visit a dentist until their tooth hurts. You might also believe that if there’s nothing bothering you, then there’s no point in making a dental appointment.
Aside from a throbbing tooth, here are four signs you need to schedule that appointment as soon as possible.
Bleeding gums are so common that many people think that’s normal. This is actually a sign that your gums are inflamed from too much plaque bacteria. Your gums could be signaling that they have gingivitis, or it could be a sign of a much more serious form of periodontal disease.
A loose adult tooth is never normal! Teeth can become mobile as a result of advanced gum disease. You need to visit Dr. Lane as soon as possible if you notice a wiggle in your smile.
Dental restorations are meant to protect vulnerable parts of a tooth. Once lost, your tooth is open to sensitivity and infection. In fact, losing a filling or crown is often a sign that the tooth has already developed a new cavity.
Your tooth may not bother you at all until that moment you bite into a decadent slice of chocolate cake. The shock from coming in contact with sugar is a pretty sure sign that your tooth has a cavity.
If you notice any of these signs or anything else unusual about your smile, give our Wasilla office a call. Dr. Jason Lane would love to meet you and help you get back to smiling with comfort!
Posted on behalf of Lane Family DentalSchedule an appointment