It’s easy to slip up on scheduling a dental appointment when we are all busy doing…life. With daily to-do lists, balancing our various work/life roles and keeping up with the times, there is never a shortage of things to check off the list. While six months can sound like a long time, your due date for a dental cleaning can creep up quickly. To keep from needing more frequent visits, it is imperative to make sure your check-ins get checked off, and we are here to remind you.
At Krengel Dental, we will always let you know when it’s time to prioritize your pearly whites and come see us. In addition, there are some symptoms that indicate you may need an appointment that we want on your radar to ensure you’re attending to your teeth. Here are four signs that it’s time to call your friendly dentists at Krengal Dental (952-888-1311):
- Any Gain in Pain
Toothaches range in intensity, frequency and duration. While it may be easy to put worry off, we say the sooner you attend to any pain, the better. Even a mild toothache can be an indicator of something going on and the sooner it’s attended to, the better your chances of needing less invasive treatment. Noticing any discomfort or pain is a good reason to give us a call.
- Gums Acting Up
If you notice any swelling, irritation or notice blood while brushing or flossing, your gums are trying to tell you something. While occasional bleeding is not an emergency, it is important to attend to regular bleeding or gum irritation, which can be a sign of gum disease. To avoid any long-term effects or increased risk, check in with us as soon as you notice irritation to your gums.
- Jaw Pops, Clicks and Pains
While this one may not be so obvious, jaw pain is often linked to dental issues and your first phone call should be to your Krengal dentist. Jaw pain can be a side effect of teeth grinding, bacteria traveling from your teeth or even a cavity that needs attention. If you notice any pain, clicking, popping or shifting of your jaw, seek a friendly professional’s opinion by calling us.
- Dryness Becoming a Doozy
Notice always being thirsty, parched, or feeling like your mouth is dry? This is a common experience when your mouth’s not producing enough saliva. Since there are many reasons for low saliva production, ranging anywhere from tooth decay to digestive problems, checking in with your Krengel dentist is a smart first step. Since saliva has many functions that help keep your mouth healthy, shiny and smiley, it’s best to reach out as soon as you notice regular dryness.
While adding another appointment to the to-do list may seem like a stressor, our secret is out: preventative care and responding quickly to side effects is the best way to keep you out of the office, rather than in it more often. Don’t put it off for tomorrow- call your Krengel Dental team now (952-888-1311)!