Some dental issues are very common. If the symptoms are minor, patients will often attempt to deal with the issue on their own rather than visiting their dentist. However, in most cases, visiting the dentist is the best and most effective choice for clearing up any issues. Here are some common symptoms that warrant a visit to your dentist:
- Bleeding Gums: Gums that bleed every time they are brushed should always be checked by a dentist, as this is a preliminary sign of gingivitis. At this stage, the symptoms can easily be reversed with a thorough cleaning, diligent brushing and rinsing.
- Bad Breath: If it seems like you have tried everything to deter bad breath but it remains an issue, there is likely a deeper cause. Many people are too embarrassed to ask their cosmetic dentist about it, but the problem is fairly common and a dentist can quickly help you determine the cause of this persistent problem.
- Tooth Pain: Prolonged tooth pain should be checked by your dentist as soon as possible. While it could indicate a number of different dental problems, many of these can be serious if left untreated. Potential issues include inflamed or irritated tooth pulp or a deep cavity.
- Jaw Pain: Jaw pain is often an indicator of something more serious, such as TMJD (Temporomandibular joint disorder). While there may not be a comprehensive cure for such disorders, most patients who go to the dentist for treatment learn to manage it so that they have few or no symptoms.
If you are experiencing any abnormal dental symptoms, visit your Manhattan-area dentist. At the office of Dr. Kenn Kakosian DDS, we are glad to help our patients solve their issues in a friendly and professional manner. Contact us for an appointment at (888) 775-8116.