The team at Clinton MD Dentist Clinic is wonderful and they have been attending me now for many years. The one thing which they will often tell me however is that I do not go in enough and so I asked them under what conditions should I be looking to go and see the dentist. There are in fact a number of reasons why seeing the dentist is important and there are also a number of conditions whereby you should look to make an appointment with your local dentist.
Every 6 Months
Regardless of how your mouth feels or whether or not you have any concerns, it is important that you go to see your dentist at least once every 6 months. This is important because it will help to ensure that your teeth are in good shape but it will also help to spot any early signs of trouble. For example if you have a small cavity then the dentist will be able to sort that out with very little pain and in no time at all. If however that cavity is left for too long it could easily get infected and then that is going to lead to some far more painful and some far lengthier treatment options. Don’t hang around when it comes to your teeth, get an appointment every 6 months and stay ahead of the curve.
Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong and whilst in most cases we can quickly relate pain to a certain event, perhaps a fall or a bump, if you have pain with no reason then you have to get on top of it. Pain in the teeth usually means that there is a problem and this is why you must ensure that you are making an appointment with your dentist whenever you feel a pain in your teeth or your gums. The longer you leave the pain the worse the problem will get and that is going to mean more treatment, more money and probably even more pain.
Very often your teeth and gums will swell if there is an infection or if you have a abscess and you should whisk yourself to the dentist the moment that you feel any swelling around the mouth or jaw area that you can’t explain. Once again the quicker that you can make your way to the dentist the quicker that you can get the issue sorted out and the easier it will be.
If you have a severe earache which cannot be explained by an ENT doctor then you may be better off going to see your dentist as it could easily be an issue with your teeth that is causing the problem.
Ultimately it is a god idea to be very familiar with your dentist and to stay in touch regularly to ensure that you are taking the best care of your teeth.