By Carey & Aylward, DDS, PC
April 26, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dentist   Dental Visits  

Do you need to see a dentist?

When was the last time you visited the dentist? Biannual checkups will keep your smile in check. Of course, there are pressing dental situations in which you will certainly want to turn to your Westland, MI, dentists sooner rather than later. Is it time to call us? It might be if:

You develop a toothache

A toothache can be downright miserable and can be a sign of a problem such as decay, damage, or an infection. It’s important that you don’t just take a “wait and see” approach to a toothache as this can lead to more serious issues. A toothache will not go away on its own because teeth cannot heal themselves. This is considered a dental emergency so it’s important to give your Westland, MI, family dentists a call right away for same-day care.

You sustain an injury

Whether you have bitten your cheek pretty badly or you were hit in the face with a ball and your tooth is loose, it’s also important to see a dental professional right away if you experience trauma or injury to the mouth. The sooner these issues are treated the better.

Your gums hurt or swell

Gum disease is more common than you might think. In fact, about half of all American adults have some degree of gum disease, according to the CDC. It’s important to catch gum disease during the early stages when it can be reversed and won’t cause significant damage. Early warning signs include gum bleeding, tenderness, swelling, and redness. Dealing with these symptoms? It’s time to come in for an evaluation.

You have headaches and jaw pain

These days more and more people are experiencing TMJ disorder-related jaw pain due to stress. If you find yourself waking up with headaches, neck pain, or achy jaws that pop when opening and closing your mouth then you could be dealing with a TMJ disorder. While this condition may go away on its own if you are having challenges with your symptoms our dental team can certainly help.

Routine checkups with your Westland, MI, family dentists twice a year are inexpensive and can save you from needing invasive dental treatments and procedures in the future. If you’re dealing with any of the issues above, call Carey & Aylward Family Dentistry at (734) 425-9130 and we will schedule an appointment for you.