Never Ignore These 3 Warning Signs!
Most people do everything they can to avoid dealing with emergencies in their lives. Thankfully, many things are designed to give us warnings before a problem or emergency arises. For example, cars have warning lights to indicate a potential problem, and smoke alarms blare when smoke or a fire is detected. Our mouths also provide warnings to indicate that there may be a problem. The longer we ignore these warnings, the greater chance we have of experiencing a dental emergency. Read on to learn about the warning signs in your mouth that you should never ignore.
Three Warning Signs Not to Ignore
One of the easiest ways to avoid an unexpected dental issue is to maintain your routine hygiene examinations. When you are between appointments, it is important to be mindful of warning signs in your mouth that are alerting you to a potential problem with your oral health, including:
If you find that eating and drinking foods that are extremely hot or cold is consistently bothersome, you are experiencing tooth sensitivity. This can indicate that there is a problem with your tooth enamel.
Changes to Your Teeth and Bite
If you notice any visual changes to the appearance of your teeth, such as color changes, chips, cracks, or it looks like your teeth have shifted, it is important to see us immediately. The same is true if you notice any changes to your bite.
Bleeding and Swollen Gums
Gums can bleed and appear swollen if you have food trapped between your teeth or you are too rough when brushing your teeth. However, if you notice you are frequently experiencing bleeding gums, it can be an indication that you have gum disease. Unfortunately, gum disease does not have many warning signs, so it is important to visit our office if you have gums that bleed or appear swollen frequently.
If you experience any of the warnings mentioned above, be sure to contact our office located in Canandaigua, NY to schedule an appointment. The sooner we can see you, the better chance you have of avoiding a serious dental emergency.