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Top 5 Reasons You Should Go to the Dentist As Soon As Possible

Dr. Gordon Poznikoff

Dr. Gordon Poznikoff

35% of Canadians say that they do not visit the dentist as often as they should. Unfortunately, when you put off regular dental maintenance you can cause even more problems in the long run.

You should be seeing your dentist at least twice a year for cleanings. Others should be visiting more often depending on their personal situation. However, there are a few reasons that might mean you need to go to the dentist as soon as possible. Read on to find out what might require emergency dental care.

1. Aching

One of the most common dental issues is any kind of aching. This can be a sign that you have a cavity or that the cavity has made its way into the pulp of the tooth. These aches do not go away and the longer you wait, the more serious the problem can become.

There are other reasons you may experience aches such as teeth grinding. A good dentist can help you identify the cause of the ache and get you the right treatment.

2. Medical Conditions

Certain medical conditions can affect your dental health. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, gum disease, or are experiencing an eating disorder, you will want to visit your dentist. They can help you work on improving dental health overall.

Medications can also be the cause of worsening dental health.

3. Bad Breath

Bad breath can be more than the effects of a garlic-filled meal. Sometimes, it is actually an indication of gum disease and other dental health issues. If you find yourself always checking your breath to find that it isn’t minty fresh, you should consult with your dentist.

4. Sores or Bleeding

Mouth sores can be somewhat on the normal side and they usually go away on their own. However, if you have a sore that is not healing, you want to get it checked out. Sores can be a sign of an underlying issue. Bleeding is also a cause for concern. Any bleeding can be an early indication of gum disease or other issues.

5. Past Dental Issues or Work

Any issues with previous dental work needs to be handled quickly so that the issue does not get worse. A history of dental issues also means that you need to be visiting your dentist more often to stay on top of anything that may arise.

One example would be fillings. If you notice a cracked or worn-out filling, you need to see a dentist as soon as possible.

When It's Time to Go to the Dentist

If you are experiencing any of the issues listed above, it’s time to go to the dentist. Are you looking for emergency dental services in Edmonton? Contact us today to book an appointment!

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Dr. Gordon Poznikoff
Dr. Gordon Poznikoff
Owner and General Dentist at Heritage Dental Centre in Edmonton.