How Many Times Should You Consult a Dentist?

Friday, September 21, 2018
Consulting Dr. Lechner for regular and oral dental check-ups is important. The benefits of visiting a dentist include toothache relief, floss or inflamed gums that may bleed when brushing. Apart from checking crowns, dental implants or dentures, there are other things that you need to look out for.
Tooth Decay
Tooth decay usually affects the surface of your tooth. When the decay worsens, it affects the center of the tooth where your nerves are located, and this can create a cavity in your mouth. This can lead to discomfort and pain when consuming hot or cold food. If you have this discomfort, it is important to consult a dentist to have the cavity filled.
Many people check their teeth or gum after brushing, but some other areas of the mouth need adequate inspection. You can check the top and underneath of your tongue for unusual sores, lumps, or discoloration. Apart from checking your tongue, you can observe any changes inside your cheeks. If you observe any pain or swelling in your neck or face, the dentist should be informed as soon as possible.
Chewing problem
Chewing problems occur when there is a pain in the mouth, jaw muscles pain or difficulty with the teeth in chewing certain food. The causes related to this problem are from physical changes in your tongue, mouth, jaw, or can be caused by oral cancers. Teeth grinding is another cause for pain and chewing problem. You need to consult Dr. Lechner if you are experiencing a chewing problem.
Bad breath is not only embarrassing, but it is a sign of a serious mouth problem. Gingivitis can cause of bad breath, and if not treated on time it can lead to loss of teeth and affect your overall health. It is necessary to visit a dentist to address your bad breath
Dry Mouth
Dry mouth is usually related to aging. It is important to visit your dentist to check if the dry mouth you are experiencing is not associated with bacteria or disease in your mouth. Common diseases connected to dry mouth include low blood pressure, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and autoimmune diseases.
In conclusion, if you observe any changes in your mouth or you are feeling uncomfortable, you can consult Dr. Lechner and set up an appointment immediately.

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