Signs You Need to Visit the Dentist

You may think you only need to visit the dentist for routine care. While many patients may only need cleanings and X-rays from their dentist, sudden dental problems can change their needs. If you have a new dental problem or new developments in your oral health, contact your local dentist in Columbus, GA, for care. It is also beneficial to schedule an appointment every six months, even if you don’t notice any changes in your smile. We can address dental problems early by thoroughly examining the smile during these biannual visits.

Signs You Need to Visit the Dentist

Reasons to Visit Your Columbus, GA Dentist

Many common dental problems require professional care. Contact our dental office for an appointment and examination if you experience:

Tooth Pain

There can be many causes of toothaches and tooth pain, including:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Damaged or injured teeth
  • Dental cavities

If you are unsure of the cause of your tooth pain, we will examine your smile and determine the best course of action. Depending on your needs, we can provide restorative treatment, root canal treatment, or dental extractions. We will ensure that you feel comfortable during treatment and the healing process.

Jaw and Bite Issues

If you have an uneven bite due to crooked teeth or tooth wear, you may also have jaw problems. Discomfort and pain when eating or speaking can be signs of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Over time, TMD can create problems like teeth clenching and grinding, tooth wear, headaches, and difficulty biting and chewing hard foods. We may recommend a soft diet, physical therapy, and nightguards to alleviate pressure on the teeth and jaw.

Bleeding Gums

Oftentimes, bleeding gums can be a sign of gingivitis or gum inflammation. Gingivitis is often a precursor to gum disease or periodontitis. Other reasons for bleeding gums can include aggressive brushing or even pregnancy. Many women can experience gum problems during pregnancy due to increases in certain hormone levels. It is safe for pregnant women to visit the dentist for preventive gum and tooth cleanings to prevent complications from gingivitis.

Damaged Dental Restorations

Have you just broken a dental bridge? Is your crown loose? You need a dental professional to fix your restoration or create a new restoration for you. It’s important to contact a dentist after your break or damage your restoration so you do not damage your teeth or gums.

Do you have a sudden dental problem? Are you noticing changes in your smile? Contact our Columbus, GA, dental office for routine and comprehensive treatment today at (706) 407-4851. You may also request a dental appointment with Dr. Albert Caves online. We’re here to help you find the source of your problem and discover the right treatment for your specific needs.