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Most people are not aware that a tooth-ache can turn into a fatal situation if it is not taken care of. If you are experiencing any of these signs, you should come see us right away!
1. Tooth Pain
Never ignore a toothache! If your teeth are feeling sensitive, it could be the first sign of a cavity or an abscessed tooth. If you’re suffering from persistent dental pain, then it’s important to have your tooth evaluated quickly. A dental cavity can grow larger, resulting in a bigger restoration (that also costs more). If it’s an abscess, the pain will only get worse, and the infection could travel to other parts of your body, so give our office a call and come see us.
2. Grumpy Gums
Gums that are swollen, red and bleeding aren’t normal. Irritation that occurs when you brush and floss might be a symptom of periodontal disease. While bleeding gums can sometimes be a sign of aggressive brushing, they need to be checked out at our office to make sure that the bleeding is not a result of gum disease. We can recommend a proper treatment plan that will relieve your unhappy gum tissue and have you smiling again.
3. Too Much Tartar
If you’ve noticed hard, scaly deposits on the surface of your teeth, it’s time to come see us. Tartar buildup is actually oral bacteria growth that has calcified onto your teeth, which can lead to future tooth loss. It's important to get this taken care of in a timely manner.
4. Bad Breath
If you’re suffering from persistent bad breath, your mouth might be trying to get your attention. Not only is it embarrassing, but bad breath is also a symptom of infection! If that bad taste and lingering odor doesn’t improve with a swish of mouthwash or brushing your teeth, then you should make an appointment to come see us!
5. Jaw Pain
If you wake with throbbing discomfort in your jaw, then it might be time to come in for an evaluation. There are many causes for ongoing jaw pain, including teeth grinding, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, a misaligned bite, and even an abscessed tooth.
If it’s been a while since you had a dental checkup or you’re experiencing any of these dental symptoms, call us at McMahon Family Dental! We’ll help your smile get back to looking and feeling its best.
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