When Should You Book An Appointment To See The Dentist

Posted by Default Admin on 29 May 2015

Deciding when to visit the dentist can be a tricky decision. Some people don't see the point of regular check-ups unless they already know there's a problem, while others are happy to make the recommended amount of visits in a year but are reluctant to visit otherwise, for fear of 'making a big deal out of nothing'. So when should you be booking an appointment?

Regular visits

It's tempting to put off a visit to the dentist when you feel confident that 'you'd know if something was wrong'. Actually, problems may start quite a bit before you actually notice any symptoms. Visiting the dentist every six months is a way of ensuring that potential problems are picked up before they develop anymore and cause you further difficulty.

Tooth Pain

If you have unexplained pain in your teeth and gums, it's worth coming to see the dentist so that we can pinpoint the cause of the pain and treat it. It's often related to tooth decay and if this is the case, you will need professional dental care to get better.

Broken or Knocked-Out Teeth

If we see you as soon as possible, we'll have the best chance of saving the damaged teeth. We'll also be able to clean the site to prevent infection. If your tooth has been completely knocked out, store in a cup of milk (the best condition to keep the tooth alive) and come and see us within a couple of hours of the tooth loss occurring.

Bleeding Gums

This may indicate gum disease. We see whether this is the case and determine what treatment is most appropriate for you.

Bad Breath

Bad breath may be the result of infection, poor dental care or gum disease. We can treat any underlying issues and restore your breath to freshness!

Discoloration or Staining

If you notice a change in the appearance of your teeth, we can see whether this is because of any dental problems which could cause you further difficultly. If you want, we can also discuss how best to restore your teeth's natural brightness.

If you can identify with any of the above and need to book an appointment, please call us on 01443 887564.