3 Subtle Signs You Need to See a Dentist

3 Subtle Signs You Need to See a Dentist

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The chances are that you are already aware of most of the significant reasons that require a dental visit, such as toothache, bleeding gums, etc. However, there are a few signs that don’t get associated with oral health but could still indicate that you need a dentist’s appointment.

Let’s take a look at some of these issues

  • Consistent Migraines

Most people aren’t aware that bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, is a common cause of migraines. The severe headaches result from the stress caused by the constant grinding on the temporomandibular joints located on the side of your head by your ears. Hence, if you experience many migraines but do not seem to find a root cause, then visiting the dentist may help you find the issue.

  • Bumps, Lumps, or Nodules Around or Inside Your Mouth

If you have any bumps, lumps, nodules, or any unusual growth anywhere near your mouth, visit your dentist immediately. Although the chances are that it could just be a clogged salivary gland or something else that is harmless, it can also be the initial symptoms of something much more concerning.

  • Ear Pains

Another thing that generally doesn’t get associated with toothaches is ear pains. While ear pain could be an indicator of ear infection, it can also have a direct link to your oral health. Teeth or gum infection can cause referred ear pain. An improper function of the temporomandibular (jaw) joints could also cause pain or ringing in the ears.

If you notice any of these things, but cannot figure out a reason behind these issues, then the chances are that visiting a dentist may help you find the answers. Dr. Josh Kelly at Severance Dental is a great dentist who can help you in this regard. Book your appointment now.

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