It’s important to visit Taylor-Wagner Family Dentistry at least once every six months for cleanings and exams. Regular preventive care visits help us keep a close eye on your oral health. However, sometimes problems crop up in-between visits. We want you to be aware of the signs that indicate it’s time for you to see one of our dentists.
Swollen, Tender, or Bleeding Gums
Gum disease is a very common problem. It occurs when bacteria irritate and inflame your gum tissue. Symptoms include swollen, red, and tender gums. You might experience some bleeding when you brush or floss. If it progresses, it becomes a more serious infection called periodontitis. In its early stage, gum disease is called gingivitis and it is easily treatable. We recommend making an appointment for a professional cleaning and diagnosis. Most of the time, gingivitis goes away when you improve your oral hygiene routine.
Extra Sensitive Teeth
Some people’s teeth are naturally more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. However, sometimes it occurs because of thinned enamel. Increased sensitivity can also be a result of tooth decay, grinding, or a worn-out filling. If you’re experiencing increased sensitivity, it’s important to check in with us to learn why.
Mouth Pain or Toothache
If you’re experiencing pain in a tooth, there are a few possible causes. Persistent, throbbing pain could mean you have a cavity or infection. If it only hurts when you chew, your tooth might be cracked, making a filling or crown necessary. Cavities, infections, and cracks don’t go away on their own, so it’s important to visit us as soon as you can. For severe tooth pain and cracks, we offer emergency dentistry.
Family Dental Care in Jonesboro, AR
Has it been longer than six months since your last appointment? Come to Taylor-Wagner Family Dentistry! Professionals recommend a cleaning and exam every six months to prevent dental issues and to catch problems early. If you have any questions about the comprehensive dental services we offer, or want to make an appointment, please contact our Jonesboro office today!