Common Signs of Dental Problems

Common Signs of Dental ProblemsRegular dental visits are essential to a good dental health routine. However, occasional dental problems may arise and necessitate dental visits in between your regular visits to our dentist in Northridge. Ignoring symptoms or delaying treatment may result in your condition deteriorating and becoming not just more difficult but also more expensive to treat.

Although anything out of the ordinary indicates a call to our dentist is in order, pain is one of the most common reasons people call for appointments outside their routine dental visits. Pain is an indication that something is wrong. Pain that is throbbing, wakes you up at night, runs along your jaw or is associated with temperature changes needs to be evaluated as soon as possible.

Gums that bleed during brushing or flossing also indicate a visit to our dentist is in order. Gums that bleed may be infected or inflamed. Gingivitis can deteriorate into periodontal disease, which can lead to tooth and bone loss and is associated with heart disease and stroke. A deep cleaning procedure or treatment plan may be necessary to prevent the condition from worsening.

Chronic bad breath is unpleasant and annoying, but it can also be a sign that something is wrong. Our dentist can help you identify and treat the cause. Spots or sores that do not heal need to be evaluated, and headaches can be associated with dental problems, such as TMJ disorders or malocclusions.

Because anything out of the ordinary can be an early sign of potentially serious dental health problems, it is essential that you call for a consultation as soon as you notice symptoms. Contact our Northridge dental exam and cleaning expert today to schedule your next appointment.

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