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Signs That You Have a Serious Dental Issue

Posted on 3/20/2023 by Office
Signs That You Have a Serious Dental IssueEveryone's dream is to live a pain-free life without oral issues. While problems can occur unexpectedly, knowing the early signs of dental issues will allow the dentist to treat them successfully. With this, you will avoid dealing with serious issues in the future and expensive teeth repair. Here are the signs and symptoms of common dental problems. 


Toothache indicates various oral issues. For instance, sharp or constant tooth pain can signify gum disease or cavities. A toothache may also be a sign of an impacted tooth or abscess. Knowing the exact cause of tooth pain may be challenging. However, a dentist can perform a dental examination to determine the root cause of the pain. With this, the professional will be able to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth may indicate enamel loss, gum recession, or tooth decay. When the gums or enamel pull away from the teeth, they expose the teeth to infection, which can eventually lead to tooth decay, bone loss, and tooth loss. If you experience tooth pain when you consume hot or cold items, you may suffer from tooth sensitivity. Depending on the cause of sensitivity, the dentist may recommend surgical gum graft, root canal, desensitizing toothpaste, or fluoride treatments. 

Bad Breath

Sometimes, bad breath may not be a sign of serious dental issues. For instance, consuming items such as garlic, onions, and canned tuna can cause bad breath, which can last for hours or days. However, persistent bad breath can signify gum disease, which calls for immediate professional care. If ignored, gum disease can lead to bone loss, gum deterioration, teeth sensitivity, and tooth loss. Due to this, it is crucial to monitor your teeth, gums, and mouth for any signs that can lead to dental issues. Do you have any questions regarding your oral health? Consult our dentists for the best oral care and treatment. 

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