Oral Health: 3 Times What You See Isn’t What You Get

In some cases, the phrase “what you see is what you get” easily applies. However, when it comes to your oral health, this is not necessarily the case. In fact, this is often not the case. While a smile that looks healthy is certainly a good sign, it’s not the whole package. There’s a lot that can go on within your teeth, with your gum tissue, and with the supportive structures (like your jaw joints) that may require attention, even if occurring problems aren’t able to catch your attention. Find out more, so you recognize just how important it is to come in for your dental checkups with us.

#1: An Infected Tooth

You open your mouth and look inside, all looks well, and all feels well. “I guess my smile is healthy!” you might think to yourself. Or, perhaps your tooth hurts a little bit but upon inspection, it seems perfectly healthy. Don’t always trust what you see! The reason you come in for six-month dental checkups (and the reason you should call when you experience pain)? You could have an infection that only we can detect.

#2: A Missing Wisdom Tooth

Where is your wisdom tooth, you wonder? Your assumption that you simply don’t have any could be accurate. However, the absence might also point to teeth that have become impacted, which is dangerous for the future of your oral health. Again, keeping up with dental checkups will ensure we see the need for wisdom teeth removal, even if you can’t.

#3: TMJ Disorder

Dealing with headaches? Sore jaw joints? Facial soreness? Shoulder pain? You can’t see TMJ disorder but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there. When your jaw joints aren’t doing so great, you might be suffering from damage or strain that we can address. Keep up with dental checkups, so we can identify and treat such issues.

Avoid Unseen Problems By Coming In For Checkups

Remember that your dental checkups allow us to get a behind-the-scenes understanding of your smile, so we can fix problems that you may not even know are there. Come in for a visit in Conroe, TX by scheduling a visit with the Dental Centre of Conroe by calling (936) 441-4600. We serve patients from Conroe, Houston, The Woodlands, Willis, Montgomery, Magnolia, Huntsville, and the neighboring communities.