Almost all dental problems are time-sensitive; the longer you wait to address them, the worse the symptoms (and the underlying conditions) get. If you feel any of the following, you need to visit a dentist before things get worse.
1. Your gums are purplish and you bleed when you brush
Red/purplish gums is a common symptom of gum disease. Another symptom is bleeding while brushing. If you don’t treat gingivitis in its early stages, it progresses to periodontitis. This is the advanced stage of gum disease and it is characterized by gum and jawbone loss.
2. You are ashamed to smile in public
This may be because you have bad dentition, have missing teeth, or have darkly colored teeth. If you fail to replace missing teeth quickly, it may affect your facial structure and cause your face to age faster.
Conversely, colored teeth may be a symptom of cavities. If it is, the condition will only worsen over time. Even if it’s not, visit a dental clinic and leverage safe whitening procedures to regain your radiant smile.
3. You have a nagging toothache
If you’ve been suffering from a toothache for over 24 hours, you need to schedule a dental visit. It may be something as harmless as a chipped tooth. However, a toothache may also be a symptom of gum disease, tooth decay, or dental abscess; all these are very serious conditions.
Other signs that something is wrong with your mouth are chewing difficulty, pain in your jaw, and constant dryness in the mouth.
Residents of Texas that are suffering from any of the above should visit us at Pearl Shine Dental in Houston. Call 281-477-7200 now to make an appointment.