7 Signs That You Need to Visit Swett Dentistry:

  1. Toothache- Seriously, it’s your body’s way of screaming for help. Do not wait for the pain to go away- it may wane, but it will come back more strongly, or even worse, threaten the life of your tooth! The sooner you address it, the smaller and less costly the fix!
  2. Swollen or Bleeding Gums- Healthy gums DO NOT BLEED- even when you floss. Bleeding is the first sign of gum disease. Regular cleanings by your hygienist and good oral hygiene at home prevents this gum infection.
  3. Tooth Sensitivity- This may be a warning sign of tooth decay or bone loss around a tooth exposing sensitive root surfaces of your teeth
  4. Sores in your mouth- having regular oral cancer screenings is the first defense against HPV and oral cancer.
  5. Dry Mouth... this is often a side effect of medications, but also people with dry mouth have an increased incidence of tooth decay because saliva isn’t neutralizing the acids in your mouth. We have ways to help!
  6. Bad Breath… Bad breath can be a sign of gum disease. Mouthwash and breath mints may temporarily mask the underlying health issue, but this is another warning sign you shouldn’t ignore OR be embarrassed about- we help patients with this issue every day!
  7. Headache or Jaw pain (especially on waking.) You may be a night clencher or grinder grinding millimeters of irreplaceable tooth enamel every night! We have many ways of dealing with this to help you protect your valuable enamel.

And a Bonus Sign: You don’t like your smile! There are little things that bug us all about the way our teeth look - not everyone needs a full set of veneers to have the smile they want- small relatively inexpensive procedures can be done to help you LOVE THE SMILE YOU WEAR EVERY DAY! Ask us how we can help! Call Swett Dentistry 434-979-3940 or visit us at www.swettdentistry.com to learn more!