While everyone should see their dentist every six months, or more often for those with teeth or gum issues, there are several reasons you should see your Battle Creek dentist even if it hasn’t been six months since your last appointment. In this post, Halonen Family Dentistry will discuss three reasons you should make an appointment to see your dentist.
You are experiencing new pain or sensitivity. If you begin to feel new pain or sensitivity to the heat or cold, you should see your dentist as soon as you can. If you wait, the issue could get worse, and more costly to fix, and you could be dealing with pain a lot longer than is necessary.
Your dentures or other dental appliance is not fitting like it’s supposed to. If you notice that your dental appliance is not fitting as well as it did when you first got it, you should see your Battle Creek dentist so that they can adjust them so that they properly fit. A proper fit for your dental appliances is important to your health and comfort.
Your gums bleed when you brush or floss. If you have just begun flossing or brushing properly, you may experience some bleeding that should stop within a few weeks. If the bleeding does not stop, or you’re experiencing bleeding while you brush, you should schedule an exam so that you can begin treatment for your periodontal issue.
At Halonen Family Dentistry, your Battle Creek dentist, we have seen how quickly easily treatable issues can turn into huge problems when not treated in time. If you are concerned with your oral health, do not hesitate to contact us by filling out our form online or calling us at (269) 979-3400. We look forward to treating you!