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Visible Signs You Need a Dental Exam
Are you experiencing signs in your mouth that may warrant a dental exam? There are quite a few visible signs that can occur in your mouth that will let you know that you are in need of a dental checkup. Anytime you are experiencing dental issues it is essential that you contact a dental professional as soon as possible for a thorough examination. If you do not, then any issues in your mouth you are currently experiencing will often only get worse.
When your oral health is in need of improvement and therefore causing you dental issues, it is possible that your dental issues will lead to your experiencing overall general health issues. That is something you definitely want to avoid from happening.
What is a dental exam?
A dental examination is a time when a dental professional performs a thorough examination of one’s mouth in order to detect any dental issues and this often includes taking X-rays. The dental professional will discuss any and all potential dental treatments with the patient that are required to improve their dental health. In doing so, will come up with a treatment plan. A professional teeth cleaning is often the last step, which removes any and all of the plaque and tartar buildup that may be existing on the teeth.
Visible signs that warrant a dental exam
The following is a list of three visible signs that can let someone know that they are currently in need of a professional dental exam.
1. Gums that are bleeding
Gums should not bleed, so if someone is experiencing bleeding gums, then they need to make an appointment for a dental examination as soon as possible.
2. Sores in the mouth
While having sores in the mouth is not that uncommon, if the sores last for more than a week, then this is a visible sign that a dental examination is needed.
3. A broken dental implant
When someone has one or more dental implants and one of them is broken, then a dental exam is necessary as a broken dental implant needs to be fixed by a dental professional as soon as possible.
Are you in need of a dental exam?
Are you currently in need of a dental exam because you are experiencing one or more of the above visible signs? If you are, then making an appointment as soon as possible is definitely recommended for your overall oral health. The sooner you see a dental professional to take care of any of your mouth issues, the sooner you can be back on track to good oral health. If you wait too long it is possible that you will lose one or more of your teeth and that is definitely the last thing you want to happen. If you do end up losing one of your teeth you will need to choose a tooth replacement option.
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