When was the last time you visited our office? If it has been quite some time since your last appointment, we encourage you to schedule your next visit today. For many of our patients, we recommend an appointment every six months for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning. However, for some patients, especially those who suffer from gum disease, we suggest you see us more frequently. With the holidays fast approaching, we would hate for your plans to be disturbed due to a dental issue that could have easily been avoided. Continue reading to learn more.
Thankfully, in many cases, we are given a warning sign before something goes wrong. For example, cars have warning lights to indicate you are low on gas or that there may be a problem with your vehicle, allowing you to get your car checked before it breaks down and leaves you stranded. Your mouth works in much the same way. There are often warning signs that you have a problem in your mouth and it needs to be evaluated and repaired. The longer you ignore the warnings, the greater chance you will experience a dental emergency. Read on to learn warning signs in your mouth that you should never ignore.
It’s common to experience a toothache, but how do you know when your dental issue is an emergency? It’s considered a dental emergency if you have the following symptoms: