It is common knowledge that you should visit your Lake Orion, MI, dentist at least two times a year. These regular checkups and cleanings go a long way in helping maintain your oral health. When you visit us, we listen to any concerns or questions you have about your teeth and gums and can provide the proper treatment for issues that arise. There may be other times you need to see us, though, outside of your regular appointments. And when would those be? Today’s blog post will answer the question of when you should see a dentist.
You Are In Pain Or Your Gums Are Tender
Visit us immediately whenever you have pain relating to your teeth. A toothache could be a sign of something more serious. After determining what is causing the pain, we may treat it with a root canal procedure, filling, or a dental crown. And if your gums are red, tender, or swollen, you should make an appointment with us so we can check for gingivitis. This first stage of gum disease can be corrected if caught early.
You Avoid Smiling
Maybe you have stains on your teeth. Or perhaps you are missing a tooth, so you are embarrassed to smile. If these apply to you, we can help with treatments, such as teeth whitening and dental implants. These procedures will get you back to smiling in no time.
You Recently Had Dental Work Done
You may have visited us in the past to be fitted for things like crowns, implants, or dentures. To make sure these items are continuing to work properly, we suggest making regular appointments with us so that we can address any issues with them quickly and efficiently.
You Are Having A Difficult Time Eating Or Chewing
You should always be able to eat or chew your food without difficulty. However, if it is causing you pain, then come see us so that we can investigate the issue. While you wait to see us, we recommend that you make soft foods more a part of your diet.
Your Jaw Hurts Or Your Mouth Has Sores
If it hurts to open and close your jaw, or if it pops while it is moving, then check in with us. This could be caused by an uneven bite or another issue. Also, if you notice any spots or sores in your mouth, please make an appointment with us. They could be the sign of an infection, irritation, or disorder. We can help determine their cause.
Schedule A Consultation With Us
We are here to help you anytime you have issues relating to your oral health. To schedule an appointment, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213.