Whether you love getting your teeth cleaning professionals or avoid general dentists like the plague, there are times when everyone should make an appointment. Here are five examples of instances you should call 210-951-4444 (Medical Center) 210-942-5047 (Alamo Ranch) to make an appointment at our office in San Antonio, TX.
1. Something is Wrong With Your Gums
Gums should be pink and firm. They also shouldn’t bleed. If your gums are red, puffy, bleed, or a combination of those things, you likely have gum disease and should seek treatment.
2. Your Teeth Hurt
A toothache or tooth pain is not something you should ignore. Take action now before it has a long-term effect on your smile or your oral health.
3. You Are Pregnant
During pregnancy, women’s hormones change to help the growing baby. Unfortunately, some of those changes also are beneficial to bacteria that cause oral health issues. That makes it all the more important to keep up with routine dental checkups during this time.
4. You Have Medical Issues or Active Treatments
Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, eating disorders, or being HIV positive all can affect your oral health. So can medical treatments such as chemotherapy, hormone replacement therapy, and radiation.
5. Your Jaw Hurts
Jaw pain can indicate a variety of problems including impacted wisdom teeth, tooth decay, and TMJ disorder. Whatever the issue may be, a dentist can help you identify the right fix.