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When to Visit Your Local Dentist?

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Trying to delay a dental appointment as much as possible might be a natural response for most people, but it can also be quite dangerous. Dental issues can spread quickly. And the more you delay getting your teeth examined, the more challenging and painful the treatment may become.

Following are some urgent signs that you need to visit your local dentist as soon as possible.

  • Toothache: One thing you should never ignore is an ongoing toothache. No, it won’t go away by itself, and it is almost always a sign of an underlying issue. There could be various potential causes of a toothache, and it is always better to have it examined by a dentist. 
  • Bleeding Gums: If you notice bleeding gums once or twice, it shouldn’t be a cause of concern. However, if they start bleeding every time you brush or floss your teeth or eat something crunchy, it may indicate that you have gum issues. 
  • Loose Tooth: If one or more of your permanent teeth are getting loose, you need to visit a dentist immediately. Don’t delay the appointment, as depending on the condition, your dentist may be able to preserve the tooth. However, if you procrastinate, the tooth may become too loose to save, and you may have to get a dental implant. 
  • Extreme Swelling or Abscessed Tooth: Both are signs of infection in the mouth or gums. If left on its own, the infection may spread through your mouth and make it more difficult to be treated. Any kind of swelling that lasts longer than one or two days should be examined by a dentist. 

It is recommended that you visit a dentist every six months for regular checkups. This way, the dentist can spot any underlying issues before they become more significant causes for concern.

Looking for a great dentist in Windsor, Greeley, Eaton, Ault, Fort Collins, or Pierce? Visit Severance Dental for a checkup today.

Posted on Dec 27, 2021
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