If you are diligent about following a home regimen for good oral health and if you make regular appointments for professional six month checkups and cleanings you have no doubt earned accolades from your dentist and hygienist.  No matter how dedicated you are however, an issue may arise that will need immediate professional attention, one that can’t be ignored or put off until your next scheduled visit with your dentist.

Gums should not bleed from normal brushing and flossing.  Bleeding gums is often a significant symptom of gingivitis which is an infection that is brought about by the bacterial plaque that sticks to your teeth.  It can be a forerunner to serious gum disease.  Gingivitis can be contained or even defeated merely by changing your diet or switching to a specially formulated toothpaste or mouthwash.  The important thing is to get treatment asap.

Pain is the body’s way of letting us know that something is wrong.  Your toothache could indicate tooth decay which if left to fester could lead to serious infection that could spread to other parts of your body.  Your dentist can evaluate your pain and determine its source.  Call now, don’t just wait for the pain to go away.

Your level of tooth sensitivity can change over time.  If you notice a difference have it checked out, it could be that you are grinding your teeth without even being aware of it which could cause the protective quality of your tooth enamel to weaken.

If you are experiencing discomfort or if you suspect a problem do not hesitate to call Stonegate Dental Care @ 720-851-7069.

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