In life there are many signs that we see everyday. There are directional traffic signs that are helpful for your daily commute. There are signs that provide indication inside your personal vehicle before you even leave your home to begin your commute (ex: check engine light, gas light, etc.). Our bodies also send us some pretty important signs as well sometimes.
Our mouths are great indicators of dental and overall health. Here are some signs that if you notice you should take seriously.
“It’s incredibly hard to ignore tooth pain. When a toothache hits, you’re willing to do anything to get it treated. It’s obvious there’s something wrong if you’re experiencing tooth pain but it might be more serious than you think. Even if the pain resides after a day or two, you still need to see your dentist. Your body may have fought off the infection but the root cause of it still remains.
If your gums are swollen and inflamed you definitely need to book an appointment with your dentist. Inflamed gums are caused by hardened plaque that has accumulated under your gum line. Inflamed gums can often be a sign of gingivitis or periodontitis (a more advanced condition which can lead to tooth loss if not treated early enough).
White Spots on Teeth
White spots on your teeth are the first signs of dental decay. Dental decay is an infection in your tooth where the enamel begins to dissolve in response to acid produced by bacteria. Tooth decay can often occur with no symptoms (especially at the beginning) which is why regular dentist appointments are critical.”
If you notice any of these signs, or anything that may seem out of the ordinary for your mouth, teeth or gums, make sure you visit your Ottawa dentist as soon as possible.