Reasons a Dentist Office Visit Should be in Your Future

DentistThere are many reasons you need to go to a dentist office. Good oral hygiene is the main one, and we recommend that you visit our office biannually to receive proper care for your oral health.

Here are a few questions that people ask us and the answers may encourage you to visit our Coral Gables office more frequently. 

Q: Why am I having tooth sensitivity to extreme temperatures? 

A: You might have a cavity if you are experiencing tooth sensitivity. It is wise to see a dentist as soon as possible. If you have a cavity, you need to get it filled as quickly as possible to prevent further decay or the possibility of needing a root canal.

Q: My teeth hurt when I eat sweet or sour things, why?

A: Sensitivity to sweet or sour foods can also mean you have a cavity or a loose filling. We can fill your cavity or replace your filling with a longer lasting material.  In our dentist office, we will also look for any signs of enamel erosion.

Q: Why are my gums are swollen? 

A: Gum swelling can be due to overly vigorous brushing and flossing. Lighten up on the pressure a little and see if it helps or ask us to show you how to properly brush and floss. If you are also experiencing bleeding and discoloration, you may have gingivitis and/or periodontal disease. These are serious conditions that require immediate care.

Q: My tongue is hurting, and I haven’t burned it lately. Why?

A: Your tongue can hurt if you accidentally bite it in your sleep or you have eaten an acidic food. If you are positive it is neither of these or you have tongue pain for an extended period of time, you should have your mouth checked for oral cancer. Taking precautions with discomfort in an area like this is important. Visit our dentist office soon so we can be sure you don't have any signs of cancer. You should also be keeping track of other symptoms like lumps or sore spots.

Q: I chipped my tooth, and it isn’t hurting that bad. Should I bother coming in?

A: If you chip your tooth, you need to visit a dentist office even if it is not hurting. A chipped tooth is more vulnerable to decay, further chipping, and discomfort in the future. Not having pain is unusual, and discomfort will probably develop soon. You will probably regret not having it cosmetically repaired if you wait.

Q: Why have I had a few loose teeth recently?

A: Loose teeth can be due to periodontal disease or other problems with your gums. It is a necessity to go to a dentist office as soon as you can. Preventing tooth loss is one of your best defenses against future oral health problems.

All of these symptoms can have serious consequences. Don't put your health on the line by waiting to see a dentist. Visiting our Coral Gables dentist office can help you to remain in good oral health, restore teeth that have been damaged, and watch for signs of oral cancer.

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