By Conroe Family Dentistry
February 15, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dentist  

A dentist can do so much more than simply perform routine checkups.

We know that seeing the dentist isn’t as pleasant as a day spent cozy on the couch or enjoying a delicious slice of cake; however, it’s something that everyone must do if they want to keep healthy, beautiful smiles. Of course, along with those six-month checkups, there are other reasons why you may need to consult Conroe, TX, dentists Dr. Logan Wood and Dr. Radley Robins. Some of these reasons include,

You have a toothache

A toothache is your tooth’s way of telling you that someone is wrong. Unfortunately, unlike a pulled muscle or broken bone, a tooth can’t heal itself. This is why a toothache is considered a dental emergency. The sooner our Conroe, TX, general dentists treat the problem, the better. A toothache can be a warning sign of a cavity, abscess, cracked tooth, or infected dental pulp.

Your jaw is popping and painful

Do your jaws pop or clip when you open and close them? Are they stiff, achy, or painful? If you grind your teeth at night (or perhaps during the day, too) then your teeth grinding could have led to a TMJ disorder, a dysfunction of the jaw joint.

Not only does this lead to facial pain and headaches, but it also can wear down teeth, weakening them and leaving them prone to damage. Luckily, your dentist can create a custom bite guard for you to wear at night to protect your teeth and alleviate jaw pain.

You’re embarrassed by your smile

Many people aren’t happy with their smiles. From crooked teeth to a large gap between the front teeth, there are many reasons why someone may feel embarrassed by their smile. If this sounds like you, know that our dental team offers a variety of cosmetic treatments to reshape, brighten and straighten your smile the way you want.

Your gums are inflamed or bleeding

Puffy, tender, and bleeding gums are all signs of gum disease. You must catch these problems early when gingivitis can actually be reversed through professional dental cleanings and by amping up your at-home oral care routine. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and severe gum damage, so it’s important to see your dentist if puffiness or bleeding doesn’t go away after a couple of days.

You notice a sore or lesion

There are many reasons why sores or spots may appear in the mouth. It could be that you burned your gums while drinking something hot or scratch the gums while eating something crunchy; however, it’s a good idea to see your dentist if you notice any red or white patches or sores that last for more than a week, as this could be a sign of oral cancer.

Is it time to call our Conroe, TX, family dentist? From dental cleanings to restorative dentistry, we offer a wide range of services to meet your needs. Call Conroe Family Dentistry at (936) 539-2211.

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