Appearances can be deceiving. You may finally have gotten your teeth to the perfect shade of pearly white, but is your smile healthy? There are quite a few reasons why you may not notice smile problems when your smile is looking healthy. The first reason is that it is hard to see inside one’s own mouth. Even a dentist uses mirrors, tools, and x-rays to really get a sense of what is going on. The second big reason is that many oral health issues linger long before there are noticeable visual symptoms. By the time, you see the symptoms, the issue may have advanced to a serious stage. These reasons make routine dental visits extremely important to keeping your smile healthy. Your dental team in Greenville, Texas can help you stay on top of the issues you may not see.
Issues You May Not See
Anything happening in the back of your mouth will likely be hard for you to notice on your own. This is especially true for issues affecting the top teeth or gums. Tooth decay, gum disease, sores, lesions, tooth damage, and more can all be going on without you knowing it. These are all issues that can be potentially dangerous if left too long to progress into severity.
And Some You May Not Feel
In the earliest stages of tooth decay and gum disease, there is often no pain felt. You may not notice tooth decay until it has eroded a cavity into your tooth’s enamel, which at this point is now irreversible. Enamel does not grow back and it will need to be restored with a filling to prevent further damage to the tooth. Some damage to your teeth or tissues may not cause pain either until serious stages are reached.
Things Not To Ignore
The first thing not to ignore is the routine dental appointment on your calendar. Other symptoms that should trigger a dental visit include any sorts of throbbing pain, bleeding gums, sensitivity, visible damage, or sores or lesions.
Visit your dentist regularly
Your dentist is trained to notice things you may not. To schedule a consultation with Smith Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX call us at 903-455-5750. We proudly serve patients from Hunt County, Greenville, Royce City, Sulphur Springs, and all surrounding communities.