When it comes to our oral health, it's important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of dental problems. From toothaches to bleeding gums, there are a variety of symptoms that can indicate a more serious dental issue. Ulcers, sores, or tender areas of the mouth that don't heal after a week or two, bleeding or swollen gums after brushing or flossing your teeth, chronic bad breath, sudden sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures or drinks, pain or toothache, loose teeth, receding gums, and pain when chewing or biting are all potential signs of dental problems. If you experience any of these symptoms, it's important to visit your dentist as soon as possible.
Toothache is usually an indication of tooth decay, but it can also be a sign of gum disease. Bleeding or sore gums may be a sign of gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease, or simply the result of brushing too hard or starting a new flossing routine. Types of mouth ulcers include canker sores, cold sores, leukoplakia, and thrush. They vary in their severity and their causes.
Mouth sores can be the symptom of a disease or disorder, an infection caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi, or the result of irritation caused by braces, dentures, or the sharp edge of a broken tooth or filling. Teeth that are sensitive to hot and cold temperatures can also be a sign of dental problems such as tooth decay, broken teeth, gum disease, gum recession, or teeth grinding. Chronic bad breath (halitosis) that doesn't go away after brushing is another warning sign of tooth decay and gum disease. Pain around your mouth and jaw may also indicate a more serious dental problem.
Tooth pain can be due to several different dental problems and is often indicative of tooth decay, gum disease, tooth abscess, tooth decay, broken tooth, tooth infection, or nerve damage. The best way to prevent many dental problems is to follow good oral hygiene practices such as brushing your teeth regularly, limiting sugar consumption, and getting regular dental checkups. Gum disease occurs when bacteria and plaque build up in the mouth due to poor dental hygiene causing inflammation in the gums until they deteriorate leading to tooth loss. To learn how to detect anything that could affect your oral health here are some common signs of more serious dental problems that you should be aware of. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about 100 million people in the United States don't go to the dentist every year. We can't stress enough how vital it is to take good care of your oral health and control your mouth to detect any of these common signs of more serious dental problems.