In one of our recent blogs, we wrote about three of the times when you should definitely call an emergency dentist. If you missed that blog, allow us to recap. Here’s the gist: if you have a toothache, if you chip your tooth, or if you’re suddenly sensitive to heat or cold on your teeth, you should definitely seek attention from an emergency dental clinic.
In other words, if you think you might need to see an emergency dentist, you probably need to see one. But what about some of the other things that could either be interpreted as problems or as common setbacks? Luckily for you, we’re here to help. If you’re experiencing one of the symptoms below, the team at Apilado Family Dentistry is here to help make sure you get the treatment you need. In fact, we are often able to fit people in the same day they call us, so if you’re in pain, just know that thorough treatment is just a phone call away.
No matter how great of care you take of your teeth, sometimes it’s actually your gums that can become a problem. You see, if you’re totally focused on making sure your teeth are clean and shiny, you might be doing so at the expense of your gums. Unfortunately a number of people out there seem to not have had particularly great training when it comes to taking care of their gums. The truth of the matter, however, is that your gums need regular attention, part of which can come from flossing.
The other part of your successful care of your gums comes from brushing in small circles over their surface and ensures that everything functions the way it’s supposed to. As a matter of fact, one of the first signs you’ll have that things aren’t quite working out is that your gums will bleed. Many people have resigned themselves to simply deal with their gums bleeding and accept it as a fact of life, but the truth is that your gums can be happy and healthy.
If you’ve noticed that your gums are bleeding, whether it’s a little bit or a lot, give us a call and we’d be happy to help you figure out the solution to this problem.
Another sign that you’re not taking good enough care of your gums is that your teeth might seem a bit loose. Perhaps you pushed on a tooth with your tongue and were surprised when you were not met with much resistance, allowing your tooth to waggle back and forth a bit more than you thought it might.
If this is the case, we are here to help. No matter what the situation looks like, our dentists will provide you with a diagnosis to ensure that things get back on the right track. Sometimes loose teeth will be accompanied by bleeding gums and sometimes they won’t, but either way, the best thing you can do for yourself is to seek help as soon as you notice that there’s something different. As is the case with most things in life, the earlier you can nip it in the bud, the better off you are likely to be.
This particular problem isn’t incredibly common, but you might be surprised to hear about just how often it does happen. What you may also be surprised to hear is that sometimes people don’t call a dentist for help right away.
That’s right–they lose a filling and they wait a week to call us. Or their crown becomes loose, eventually falling out entirely, and they decide that they can do without for a while because there is no pain.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, just because there’s no pain doesn’t mean that there’s not a problem. No matter what happened in your particular scenario, there’s one thing you should know for certain–calling us as soon as possible is your best bet that you won’t have any lingering side effects down the road and that you’ll be able to get back to enjoying that filling, crown, cap, or what have you exactly the way you were before. Can it be an inconvenience? Sure. But is it also vitally important to the overall health of your mouth that you get this problem fixed with a quickness? Oh, most definitely.
Whether you experience one of the scenarios we highlighted above or something that’s entirely different, there’s one thing you need to know–we’re always here to help. Any problem that you experience is one that we’ve likely seen before, ensuring that we can handle it quickly and efficiently, getting you back to your normal life in no time flat.
Of course you can always give us a call, fill us in on your particular problem, and we’d be glad to let you know what steps you need to take. At Apilado Family Dentistry, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with affordable emergency dental care that’s tailored specifically to suit your needs. It’s as simple as that.
No matter what the situation looks like for you, our goal is to provide you with high quality care (prevention of dental emergencies is always our first priority), ensuring that you’re well-taken care of and have a smile full of beautiful white teeth. Schedule an appointment with us today!