Your teeth can be weird and knowing if a feeling is normal or something that needs attention can be hard. Because of that, our team decided to showcase telltale signs that you need to go to the Dentist. As one of Duluth’s top family dental practices, we are here to help. Check out these 9 signs that you need to go see the Dentist and if you are feeling one make sure to schedule your appointment today.
1) You are experiencing extreme tooth sensitivity (hot or cold)
If you are in pain every time you take a sip of hot coffee or take a bit of your favorite ice cream you may be experiencing extreme tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common pains that happens and is a telltale sign that something is wrong in your mouth. Sensitive teeth are typically the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Sometimes, however, tooth discomfort is caused by other factors, such as a cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, a worn filling, or gum disease. If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity you will want to get dental attention. Make an appointment to see your dentist, and not only will they take care of the underlying issue, but they can also prescribe special toothpaste to help reduce the symptoms.
2) You have white spots on your teeth
If you happen to notice a white spot on your tooth, it could be a sign of early tooth decay. If you see your dentist early enough, they can take care of it before turning it into a full-blown cavity. You see any white spots on your gum line; this is almost certainly a sign of infection. Infections near the tooth root may not be immediately painful but can lead to a loose tooth or an abscess. Visit your dentist if you see any white spots on your gums or your teeth. Curious about what this white spot looks like? Check the picture below
3) you’re embarrassed about your smile.
A recent study showed that over 40 percent of Americans are Too Ashamed of Mouths to Smile. 40 percent! If you fit in this category you are definitely not alone. Luckily cosmetic dental procedures have become easier and more affordable than ever. Our team specializes in dental implants and has over 60 years of combined experience providing top-quality implants for prices you can afford. For more information click the link: https://woodlandfamilydentalduluth.com/duluth-implant-center/
4) You have pain in your gums
Sometimes your gums need just as much attention as your teeth. Make an appointment if you notice that your gums are:
- Puffy or inflamed
- Swollen with a spongy texture
- Turning bluish-red rather than normal pink
- Have pus or an odor
- Are beginning to recede
The dentist will check for gum disease and possible pockets that are formed by plaque.
5) You are experiencing tooth pain
The most obvious on our list is seeing a dentist if you are experiencing tooth pain. Tooth pain is usually the result of cavities, gum disease, or other problems that you want to catch before it’s too late. Make sure to schedule an appointment with your dentist right as you are feeling these pains. Check out our previous blog below to learn how to prevent cavities:
6) you have lost or chipped a tooth
Losing or chipping a tooth can be scary. If not attended to in enough time the tooth could be lost forever leading to a hole in your smile or expensive medical bills. Make sure to get to the dentist right away and follow the instructions on our blog below on how to save the tooth.
7) You use any kind of tobacco
8) You have bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth that just won’t go away.
Halitosis (or bad breath) can be symptomatic of any number of oral health issues. For example, it can mean you’re suffering from dry mouth, gum disease, stomach issues, or even tonsillitis. If you’re struggling with chronic bad breath, it is absolutely a good idea to have it checked out. This will help identify what is causing the problem and allow us to help treat it leading to fresher breath that everyone will enjoy.
9) You haven’t seen a dentist in six months.
Hey, we understand life gets hectic, but getting a checkup with your dentist can avoid years of pain, and avoid thousands in medical bills. It is highly recommended that you see your dentist at least twice a year in order to prevent decay, gingivitis, and other oral health issues. We’ll also perform a professional cleaning to remove tartar buildup and keep your mouth in good health!
Who is Woodland Family Dental?
Woodland Family Dental is one of Duluth, Minnesota’s top family dental offices. with over 50 five-star reviews on Google and Facebook, our team makes it our mission to provide the best dentistry for anyone that needs it. Our experienced team of dentists offers a wide array of dental services including general cleanings, cosmetic dentistry, and dental implants. Woodland Family Dental is here to help you with your dental needs. Not to mention our great location on Miller Trunk Highway right next to the mall in Duluth, Minnesota. Woodland Family Dental cares about helping our patients and accepts almost all insurances. Set up an appointment today and see why so many families love us. Also, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date, get more tips, and learn about what our team is up to.
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