Most people know they should be seeing their dentist at least twice a year, but the reality can often be entirely different. Many people, while knowing this, still prefer only to visit a dentist when they notice a problem with their oral health. While there is no time like the present to start taking better care of your oral health with regular visits, there are also a few things that could mean you need to make an appointment sooner rather than later.
If you notice any of these five things below, go and see your dentist.
Your teeth don’t hurt for no reason. Even if you can eradicate the pain with medication or it goes away on its own, it doesn’t get to the root of the problem. If you feel any tooth pain at all, book in to see your dentist.
Swollen or Inflamed Gums
If you notice that your gums are appearing swollen, they’re more red than usual, or they’re tender to touch, then it’s best to see a dentist sooner rather than later. Often, inflamed gums can be a sign that plaque has accumulated within your gum line, or something more serious is happening such as periodontitis or gingivitis.