The mouth has many ways of telling us when something may be wrong. Often, when we ask patients whether anything is bothering them about their oral health, we end up finding out that they’ve been dealing with painful symptoms for months! We encourage you to make an appointment if you have been experiencing any of the following symptoms below:
Various Types of Oral Pain
Pain is the primary way our bodies tell us something is wrong. It is no different when it comes to your mouth. You should never ignore tooth pain, especially if it is persistent or lasts for several days to several months. Toothaches can be a sign of decay, cracks in a tooth, or an infection. Unfortunately, oral pain is not something that will get better on its own. By visiting a dentist, you will be able to have them investigate the problem before it gets any worse.
Gums That Bleed After Brushing or Flossing
While bleeding gums is common, it is not normal. If you notice that there is blood on your toothbrush or floss, it could be early signs of gingivitis or gum disease.
Persistent Tooth Sensitivity
Occasional tooth sensitivity is nothing to be alarmed around, but you should discuss your symptoms with your dentist to make sure. Sensitivity to hot, cold, or sugary foods could indicate that you have tooth decay. While tooth sensitivity can also come and go naturally over time, persistent sensitivity is worrisome. On top of decay, you may even be brushing too hard and damaging your enamel.
By talking with your dentist about any tooth-related issues is an excellent way to come up with a plan to help address the issue. If you have any questions at all about your oral health, give Foothill Dental Care in Livermore a call today! We are here to help you learn from your mistakes and will do our best to make sure your teeth are healthy and functioning correctly. You can reach us at (925) 961-5484.