Dental disorders can make life miserable, but we are here to help. If you’re in pain, don’t suffer in silence. Call us today to arrange an appointment and we’ll do all we can to ensure you’re feeling tip-top in no time.
Spotting the signs of a dental disorder
Common dental disorders include decay and gum disease, both of which tend to get worse with time. This is why it’s important to be able to spot the warning signs. If we can treat problems at an early stage, this ensures that they don’t get worse and prevents you from suffering pain and other nasty symptoms.
Dental pain is often the most common indicator of tooth decay, especially when you use the affected tooth to bite down on or chew food. You may also be able to see a cavity on the tooth surface and you may experience increased sensitivity, especially when you drink or eat hot or cold foods or drinks. Dental pain can also be caused by an injury such as a fractured tooth.
Bleeding and swollen gums are the most common symptom of gum disease. Most people notice bleeding when they brush their teeth. Other symptoms include soreness and redness in the gums and an unpleasant taste in the mouth.
When to see a dentist
We recommend regular routine check-ups, but if you develop symptoms such as swollen or bleeding gums or ongoing or severe toothache or sensitivity, we advise you to call and make an appointment as soon as possible. It’s better to get things checked out, rather than waiting until your next scheduled appointment, as this will enable us to rule issues out or act to treat developing conditions. We can also provide you with pain relief to ease your discomfort.