Loveland Dental Group recommends seeing your adult or pediatric dentist at least once every six months to help maintain your oral health. Doing so can also help us detect any problems or prevent them before they even start.
However, if you have any of these four signs, it may be time to visit your trusted dental clinic as soon as possible.
1. You’re Experiencing Pain
It’s extremely difficult to ignore toothaches. Keep in mind that pain is one of the hallmark signs that there’s inflammation in your gums. Your dentist can assess your teeth and gums to determine the cause and provide appropriate treatment.
2. You Have Inflamed or Bleeding Gums
If your gums are inflamed, or they bleed easily, especially when you brush or floss, this may indicate you have an underlying periodontal condition. Without immediate management, this may gradually damage the tissues and bones supporting your dental arch. As soon as you experience this problem, schedule an appointment with your orthodontics expert.
3. You’re Pregnant or Recently Diagnosed With Diabetes
Pregnancy can cause major changes in your hormone levels that may affect your oral health. During your first trimester, in particular, you may have frequent bouts of morning sickness that may lead to vomiting. The acid may erode your enamel, putting you at risk of having tooth decay.
Your dentist explains that individuals with diabetes or those whose family members are diabetic are more likely to develop dental problems. Studies found that increased blood glucose levels are often linked to a higher occurrence of periodontitis and gingivitis. Having routine dental checkups is important to maintain your oral health.
4. Increased Sensitivity to Hot and Cold
If you feel that sudden pain when ingesting hot or cold food and drinks, this may indicate decaying teeth. Your teeth’s surface is the first thing that gets affected by dental cavities. As the cavity becomes bigger, however, your blood vessels and nerves may be exposed, resulting in your gums’ increased sensitivity to temperature changes.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, get in touch with us at (704) 312-8889 immediately. You may also complete our form to request an appointment. We serve Cornelius, Huntersville and nearby North Carolina areas.