Tooth pain, bleeding gums, mouth sores that won't go away — these are just a few of the symptoms that should prompt you to visit your dentist.
- See your dentist immediately if you observe any soreness in the mouth that persists for more than two weeks; a swelling, growth, or lump in or around the mouth or neck; white or red patches in the mouth or on the lips; repeated bleeding from the mouth or throat; difficulty in swallowing; or persistent hoarseness
- Bleeding gums, mobile teeth, and persistent bad breath demands a professional evaluation. Of course ,most of us visit the dentist when we have a toothache, but many of us wait until the symptoms are severe.
- It’s always best to visit your dentist at the first sign of trouble. Swelling, intermittent pain, sudden increase in sensitivities to cold or hot temperatures or on consuming sweets, and bleeding gums are all symptoms that should never be ignored. The sooner an infection is discovered and treated, the better the outcome.
- Intermittent pain when chewing can be an indication of cracked or fractured tooth , and cracks in teeth should be addressed before they worsen the problem further . A sudden increase in sensitivity to cold or hot liquids should not be ignored since this can be evidence of an underlying tooth problem that may need to be treated. Bleeding gums can also be a cause for concern since they often signify that gingivitis or a periodontal inflammation is present.