Here are some common dental problems we see and the steps you should take when they occur.
Knocked out or Broken Tooth
If an accident results in a knocked out or broken tooth, it is important to take action. It is possible for the tooth to be saved.
Call us immediately so that we can have you into the office. We stay open on weekends, too, so that we can tend to your urgent dental problems. In the meantime, keep the tooth moist–in its socket, if possible.
For a mild toothache, call us at Premier Dental Esthetics to schedule an appointment. If the toothache is not yet unbearable, it probably isn’t an emergency. However, it may be a sign of dental decay and should be examined.
For a severe and persistent toothache, we will have you into the office ASAP. Severe toothache may be a sign of an abscessed tooth or another serious issue.
Headaches or Pain in Face, Jaw, and Neck
Headaches, migraines, facial pain, swelling, buzzing in the ears–all of these symptoms are linked to TMJ disorder. TMJ disorder occurs when the jawbone joint is affected by trauma, stress, or arthritis.
Come see Dr. Young to discuss TMJ treatment. To manage the pain currently, you can take over-the-counter pain medications or use cold compresses and massage. Try to relax the jaw, even when you are stressed.
Red, Swollen, and Bleeding Gums
Red, swollen, and/or bleeding gums are signs of gum disease. This is not a dental emergency, but should certainly be looked at by your dentist.
Call us to set up an appointment. We can get your gums back to their healthy state. In the meantime, be sure to brush twice a day, floss daily, and eat a balanced diet.
Occasional dry mouth is not a problem, but if you feel like your mouth is always dry, there may be an underlying problem. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Young–he can help you determine the best way to treat your dry mouth.
Chronic Bad Breath
Usually, bad breath stems from a minor issue, but it could also be a sign of gum disease, cavities, or oral cancer. Set up an appointment so that we can check out the source of your halitosis.
Whether you have noticed any dental problems or not, it is crucial to see your dentist regularly. At each visit, he can look for signs of decay, disease, and oral cancer.
The earlier you detect a problem, serious or minor, the more effectively you can treat it. Call us today to schedule your appointment at Premier Dental Esthetics.