April 6, 2018/ Dr. Neal/ 0
The Yonge Newmarket dental open evening gives you the perfect opportunity to see a dentist with any oral health concerns. You should definitely see a dentist if you are experiencing any of the following.
Toothache is often a sign of something serious. Even if your toothache subsides before you have time see a dentist, book an appointment — the cause of the pain may still need treating.
Sensitivity is painful and requires treatment. Sensitive teeth may be due to a cavity, an exposed root, or a damaged tooth. Only a dentist can provide you with a diagnosis and the right treatment.
Swollen or Bleeding Gums
Inflammation of the gums or bleeding when you brush is not normal. These tend to be caused by a buildup of plaque and often indicate that you have gum disease.
Another sign of gum disease is persistent bad breath. If you have good oral hygiene and brush regularly, ask your dentist about what could be causing your bad breath.
Often accompanying bad breath is a metallic taste in the mouth. This is a sign of mild gum disease, or gingivitis. Your dentist can offer treatment for the condition to prevent it progressing to periodontitis.
As your tooth decays, white spots form where the enamel is dissolving. Typically, white spots are the only symptom in the early stages.
Lumps or Discolouration
You also need to pay attention to your mouth. If you notice any lumps, discolouration, or abnormalities, you need to see a dentist as soon as possible.
Canker sores usually disappear on their own after a couple days. If any fail to clear up, see your dentist.