Oral Health Problems: Don’t Ignore These Warning Signs

There’s a fine line between ignoring a serious problem … and overreacting. How to know when to simply ignore an oral health change for a little while to see if it resolves on its own and when to schedule an immediate dental visit? Since there’s no way for us to know what’s going on without seeing you, the general response from our team is: If something changes, come in! As for those signs that you should never ever ignore, we’ve got a few to cover.

#1: Pain And Sensitivity

If you find yourself experiencing severe pain or sensitivity, call us to schedule a dental visit, so we can see if anything is wrong with your oral health and treat it. Or, if you discover that you’re experiencing some pain or sensitivity that’s been hanging around for a while (even if it’s not severe or happening every second of the day), then we would like to see you to be on the safe side.

#2: Inflammation

Inflammation can be something that occurs when you irritate your gums or other soft tissue in your mouth. Then again, it can be a symptom of a serious oral health problem like gingivitis or more advanced gum disease. As a result, the best thing to do when you see any type of swelling? Come see us!

#3: Color Or Texture Changes

Now, let’s say you feel a bump or lump or other texture changes occur. Perhaps you see color changes, such as tissue that turns from its usual light pink to a purple or red color. Any type of visual change (or one you can feel) is worthy of a dental visit.

See Us ASAP If You Experience Oral Health Changes

We offer the care you need for a wide range of oral health concerns, so come in for a dental checkup right away if a symptom occurs. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.