Whether you are diligent about attending dentist appointments every six months as recommended by the American Dental Association, or you need a little more prodding to tend to your dental hygiene in an office, there are always signs to be watching for that necessitate a visit. At the Dental Centre of Conroe, we offer consultations for cosmetic work, regular checkups and cleanings, and emergency appointments; whatever you need to best care for your smile. In today’s blog, your Conroe, TX, dentist will point out five signs that tell you it’s time to make an appointment.
Sign 1: You Are Experiencing Pain
If you have been experiencing a toothache, whether ongoing or sudden, you need to visit your dentist. There are several underlying factors that can cause toothaches, including decay and gum disease, and, if these issues are not addressed, they can cost you time and money for restorative care down the line, and you could even end up needing your tooth extracted. If you are experiencing sudden, sharp, or extreme pain, you should take advantage of our same-day emergency appointments to take care of the issue as soon as possible.
Sign 2: Your Teeth Are Sensitive to Temperature
If your teeth are sensitive to hot and cold temperatures when eating and drinking, it usually means that you have experienced decay or the breakdown of your enamel, exposing the nerves inside your teeth to unpleasant sensations. While, depending on severity, you may not view this as a dental emergency, it isn’t normal, and you should make an appointment with your dentist.
Sign 3: You Chipped or Broke a Tooth
If you have chipped, cracked, broken, or lost a tooth, you are experiencing a dental emergency, and you should make a same-day appointment as soon as possible! At your appointment, we can make sure that what may remain of your tooth is protected and discuss the next steps to keep your smile healthy.
Sign 4: Your Gums Bleed or Swell
If your gums are bleeding when you brush or floss, or if you are experiencing swelling or any other abnormal symptoms, something is likely wrong. These could be a sign of gingivitis or gum disease, which, if caught during the gingivitis phase, is still fully reversible. So, it is best to schedule a visit as soon as possible.
Sign 5: You Are Embarrassed of Your Smile
If you are embarrassed of your smile, you should schedule a consultation with your dentist to discuss your cosmetic and restorative treatment options. Whether you have gaps in your smile from missing teeth or misalignment, stains or discoloration, uneven texture or length, or a combination of several issues, we at the Dental Centre of Conroe are prepared to help you achieve a total smile makeover.
Bonus Sign: It’s Time for Your Checkup and Cleaning
Regular dentist visits are important to your overall health. So, if it has been six months since your last visit, contact the Dental Centre of Conroe to schedule a checkup and cleaning by calling (936) 441-4600. We serve patients from Conroe, TX, and the neighboring communities.