10 Dental Symptoms That Need Attention

Dental Symptoms

10 Dental Symptoms That Need Attention

A lot of patients just rely on regular dental checkups to spot problems like cavities or tooth decay, but if you know what symptoms to look for, you can help to spot the signs of a dental problem sooner. But which symptoms suggest that you should head into your dentist’s office for a visit? Below, we take a look at the ten most common dental symptoms that indicate there may be a problem in your mouth.

10 Dental Symptoms To Watch For

If you feel or notice any of these ten symptoms, it’s a good idea to call and schedule a dentist appointment.

  1. Toothache – A toothache is a common sign of a cavity or another dental issue.
  2. Tooth Sensitivity – Sensitive teeth may signal tooth decay, worn fillings or gum disease.
  3. Bleeding Gums – Bleeding or sore gums can be a sign of gingivitis.
  4. Mouth Sores – Mouth sores that last more than a few days should be examined by a dentist.
  5. Bad Breath – Bad breath can be a precursor to gum disease.
  6. Clicking or Popping Jaw – Jaw discomfort can be caused by a joint issue or gingivitis.
  7. Dry Mouth – Dry mouth can be a side effect of taking medications, or a sign of a dental problem.
  8. Oral Piercing Infection – If you are experiencing symptoms of an infection, check any oral piercings.
  9. Broken or Cracked Teeth – Usually accompanied by pain, a cracked tooth needs to be examined by a dentist as soon as possible.
  10. Discolored Teeth – Although it can be caused by food and drink choices, discolored teeth should be looked at by a dental professional.

For more information on which symptoms you should look for, or to make an appointment with Dr. Brooks, give his office a call today.

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