It is very important to call for a dental appointment if you are experiencing the following:
- Mouth Sores. There are many causes for mouth sores. It can indicate an infection, irritation from a broken tooth or filling, or a symptom of a disorder.
- Jaw Pain. Teeth grinding or clenching can lead to broken teeth, pain and bite problems.
- Swollen/Red gums. Redness/swelling could indicate an infection or other type of gum disease.
- Tooth sensitivity/discomfort
- Broken Teeth
- Dry Mouth
- Bleeding after brushing or flossing. This could be a sign of poor dental hygiene. Gums bleed when there is a buildup of plaque, which contains bacteria that cover your teeth and gums. If you are not brushing well, the bacteria can cause tooth decay or gum disease.
- Bad breath. Infections in your mouth can cause bad breath. However, it could also be the result of a sinus condition, diabetes, or liver disease (just to name a few).
- Bad taste in your mouth. Decay and infection can cause a bad taste in your mouth.
- Receding gums. Gums recede for different reasons and in some cases can be prevented. Plaque buildup can cause receding gums, which is why it is important to have good oral hygiene and see your dentist regularly.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure….” Benjamin Franklin