Most dentists will agree that a regular check up every 6 months will help reduce the risk of serious dental issues. Depending on your age and any current dental conditions you have though, more frequent visits may be appropriate. In addition, there are some signs you can look for that may signify a need to see the dentist between regular visits.
Bleeding of the gums is actually not all that uncommon. For those who do not floss regularly, bleeding may occur when they do. Usually the bleeding will only last a few seconds though, and the amount of blood will be minimal. If however, during flossing or brushing, you experience a significant amount of blood, you should probably consult the expertise of a dentist.
A sharp pain stemming from one of your teeth can mean a variety of things. You may have triggered a nerve, for example – sending pain signals to the brain. If this sort of thing happens every once in a while, you may not have anything to worry about. If however, the pain happens frequently, or doesn’t subside after a brief moment, you may need to schedule a visit to the dentist.
Baby or “primary” teeth will fall out during a child’s development. Under normal circumstances this is not something a parent needs to worry about. However, if a tooth falls out as the result of an accident there may be other dental injuries that need to be addressed. Similarly, should a permanent tooth ever come loose or fall out – it is of the utmost importance to seek the aid of a dentist right away. He/she may be able to re-set the tooth, depending on when and how it fell out. Otherwise your dentist may suggest a dental implant to replace the missing tooth.
It is always better to err on the side of safety. If you have concerns about an accident or dental issue you’re facing, feel free to give us a call. We will provide you with as much information as we can, and can schedule you an appointment if you wish.