Your teeth are an essential part of your body, and taking care of it should be a priority.
The first thing to know about toothache and teeth problems, is that it doesn’t start in one day. It must have culminated from a collection of several signs that you ignored or did not notice.
Wondering what signs to look out for to prevent a serious teeth infection? Look no further.
Below are a list of some of the things that indicate your need to visit the dentist. If you notice any of these signs, a visit to your dentist is in order.
1. Bad breath. Bad breath could be a sign of advanced gum disease. So, if you notice persistent bad breath, it is important to talk to your dentist.
2. Painful or swollen gums. If signs of swollen gum persist for days, you need to visit your dentist because although your swollen gums may feel fine, they tend to bleed during brushing.
3. Tender or bleeding gums. This occurs especially if swollen gums have been left unattended to, and it can lead to infection if not treated.
4. Painful chewing. If you have continuous difficulty in chewing with a part of your mouth/teeth, it could be a sign of tooth decay.
5. Loose teeth or Sensitive teeth. This occurs if you feel tenderness or pain when eating or drinking something hot, cold or sweet.
6. Ongoing Medical Condition or Treatment. If you have a medical condition like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, eating disorders, or if you are undergoing medical treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation, then a visit to the dentist is in order.
7. Dry Mouth. If you constantly feel parched; it could be a result of certain medications, or serious health issues, it is advisable that you see your dentist.
8. A sore that does not go away. A sore on your mouth or in your gum that doesn’t heal up after some days, is an indication of the need to visit your dentist.
Prevention, they say is cheaper than cure. Even if you do not feel any of these symptoms, it is advisable that you go for oral medical check up at least, once a year.