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3 Signs You Should See a Dentist

Last updated 7 years ago

Sometimes it’s okay to play the waiting game, but not always.  How do you know which situations call for immediate action?  Your oral health is definitely not something to gamble with. Avoiding the trip to your dentist? Consider these 3 signs you should see a dentist or cosmetic dentist in NYC:  

1. Toothaches

Does biting down sending shooting pains through your jaw? If your teeth are sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, consider discussing your symptoms with your cosmetic or emergency dentist. Don’t just sit back and hope the problem will disappear. Ignoring your tooth pain will only make the problem worse. If your serious tooth pain mysteriously stops, make sure you have not damaged your nerves.                                       

2. Gum Swelling or Bleeding

Gingivitis, or gum disease, is an early form of periodontitis caused by plaque build-up. An excess of plaque can cause your gums to become inflamed.  This inflammation then causes the tissue between your gums and teeth to separate and form small pockets for bacteria to hide. This bacterium continually moves through these small pockets until it leads to a larger infection.  

Suffering from red or swollen gums? Noticing blood in the sink? Don’t let these early warning signs go undiagnosed!

3. You Can’t Remember Your Last Cleaning

It is a good idea to see your dentist every six months to maintain proper oral health. If you can’t remember the last time you’ve had a cleaning, it’s probably time to make an appointment. Regular cleanings help ensure the overall strength and condition of your teeth and mouth. Regularly scheduled cleanings are a great opportunity for your dentist to check for signs of gum disease, root damage, and oral cancers.

Central Park West Dentistry provides comprehensive, sensitive dental care for every member of the family. We stand behind the quality of our work, ensuring that every patient is satisfied with the results of their treatment. Because your concerns are important, we provide educated answers to your questions and informative details about your options. Contact Central Park West Dentistry to schedule a consultation or appointment today.


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