5 signs that you have to visit stomatologist
Dental symptoms are often ignored because of lack of free time, or fear of going to the dentist. However, if they are not treated on time more serious problems can develop. The top 5 signs that you should immediately go to the dentist:
- Teeth sensitivity. If you feel uncomfortable when you eat sweets, solid, hot or cold food, it is time to visit the dentist. Do not wait until the pain will gone on its own – teeth sensitivity is often denotes serious problems such as tooth fractures, tooth decay or gum retraction. If you refer to the dentist later, the treatment will be more serious and more expensive: covering the crown of the tooth treatment of the root canal or even tooth extraction.
- Gums bleeding. Healthy gums are pink, solid to the touch, and do not bleed during brushing. If you notice that your gums become inflamated or have recurrent bleeding after brushing or flossing, you need to visit a specialist as soon as possible. Usually, gums bleeding is caused by gingivitis. This disease is easily reversible if you properly clean the teeth and use toothpaste that helps to remove plaque. If left untreated, gingivitis can develop into parodontitis which may lead to tooth loss.
- Bad breath. The most common cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. Many of us are trying to mask the smell, using mouthwash or chewing gum, but these methods do not solve the problem. It would be best to visit a dentist who will teach you how to clean your teeth properly and effectively and help you determine if there is another cause of bad breath: dry mouth (oral xerostomia), caries and others.
- Ulcers in the mouth. If you have a sore throat that lasts for more than a week or regularly recurring painful sores in the mouth do not ignore it. Wounds in the oral cavity are the result of a bacterial, viral or fungal infection. Consult your dentist to find out the reasons for their occurrence and use toothpaste with sodium lauryl sulfate.
- Pregnancy. Every pregnant woman should consult with the dentist to make sure of getting good dental care during pregnancy. Hormonal changes that occurs in the woman’s body is most often the result in an inflammation of gums, which can be easily avoided by proper cleaning. All emergency dental work can be done in II trimester of pregnancy, while less urgent dental treatment and cosmetic procedures can be delayed.
Most emergency cases can be avoided if you go to the dentist at the first signs of problems with your teeth.
You have to remember that prevention is better than treatment!