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.
When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? If you are having a difficult time remembering, then it has been too long. Now that the dreary and cold winter season is over, there is no better time to visit our office. Delaying routine examinations can not only affect your long-term oral health, but it can also increase your likelihood of experiencing a dental emergency. A dental emergency can develop at any time, especially if there is undiagnosed decay or other dental condition occurring in your mouth. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of routine dental care.