1. A Sore or Spot That Won't Heal
Tender areas, sores, and ulcers in your mouth can let you know about some of your current dental health conditions. Some if not most of them can affect more than just your teeth and gums's health.
For example, dental wounds that don't heal themself can sometimes indicate diabetes. People who have diabetes will need a longer time to heal than those who don't;
If you have a wound in your mouth that doesn't heal or less painful in a week or two, make an appointment to see your dentist and your primary care doctor. You may need to have your blood sugar levels checked to ensure they aren't too high.
Spots or sores in your mouth can sometimes appear as white areas called leukoplakia or as red lesion called erythroplakia. In more serious cases, these lesions might be linked to oral cancers.
- Ear pain
- Numbness in the tongue or throat area
- Jaw swelling
- Trouble moving the jaw or tongue
- Trouble swallowing
If you're experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, you should pay your dentist a visit.
2. Swollen or Bleeding Gums
Seeing blood on your toothbrush or in the sink after brushing your teeth can be a sign of oral issue. Healthy gum tissue shouldn't be bleeding unless you're brushing too aggressively.
Your gums or gingiva's job is to hold your teeth in one place. They're responsible for creating a barrier between your teeth roots, blood vessels, and nerves, and the foods you eat as well as the drinks you drink. You can lose your teeth if you don't take care of your gum tissue well enough.
Bleeding or swollen gums can show that you are having periodontal or gum disease. This means you should have a significant amount of bacteria in your mouth that are causing the inflammation in your gums. According to our research, half of all adults older than 30 years old are having gum disease. Please visit the dentists to have them examine your gum tissue and teeth.
3. Bad Breath
Sometimes bad breath as simple as the result of your garlic-filled dinner or that you just need to drink some water. But how ever in some cases, chronic bad breath can also be a symptom of:
- Dry mouth
- Gum disease
- Poor oral hygiene
- Tobacco/Smoking Products
- Mouth, nose, and throat's infection
Even if you don't have dental decay, dentists can help you keep bad breath away.
Temperature Sensitivity increase means you should pay your dentist a visit.
4. Temperature Sensitivity
You will be experiencing increased sensitivity after dental procedures like crown placements or cavity fillings. Unexplained and/or sudden changes to your sensitivity mean that you should contact your dentist. Increased hot and cold sensitivity is a sign of a dental abscess, which is a bacterial infection of the teeth or gum areas near a tooth root.
More dental abscess symptoms also include a severe toothache, fever, or tender lymph nodes under your jaw or in your neck. If you are also having facial swelling, seek the dentist for emergency care as soon as possible. If it's left untreated, the infection will spread throughout your body and become very dangerous.
Increased sensitivity to temperature can also mean that you have a cavity or that your dental enamel is thinning. A dentist is able to give proper treatment for both of these problems.
Pain can indicate that your mouth is not as healthy as it should be. While the pain may go away for a little while, it's most likely will return. Make an appointment to see your dentist for a check-up as soon as possible for immediate check-up and proper treatment.