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5 Signs It's Time to See a Dentist

Is it time to pick up the phone and call our dental office?

If you’re wondering if it’s time to visit our Matthews, NC, dentist Dr. David Feeney, chances are good that it’s because you don’t remember the last time you visited the dentist. Or, perhaps you’re dealing with changes in your oral health or you’ve developed symptoms that have you concerned. If so, it’s probably a good idea to play it safe and call our dental office for an appointment. Not sure whether you should visit us? It’s time to see a dentist if,

You’re experiencing pain

Pain is your body’s way of saying that something is not right, and it’s particularly important that you listen to dental pain. After all, while a broken bone can heal itself and a stomachache may go away without treatment, dental pain won’t go away on its own unless the underlying problem (e.g. decay; infection) is properly treated by our Matthews, NC, family dentist.

You have inflamed gums

Gum disease occurs in 50 percent of American adults, so it’s quite possible that you could deal with gum disease at some point during your lifetime. The most important thing is that you’re able to spot the early warning signs of gum disease so that you can get the treatment you need to reverse it or, at the very least, control it. Early warning signs of gum disease include inflamed, achy, red and bleeding gums.

You have developed tooth sensitivity

Do you suddenly notice a zapping or sudden pain in a tooth when eating or drinking something hot or cold? If so, this could be a sign of an infected dental pulp or a damaged tooth. If lingering tooth sensitivity has suddenly happened to you, it’s a good idea to see a doctor.

You hate your smile

Do you find yourself hiding your smile from the world? Feel embarrassed on dates or around colleagues? If you wish to improve your smile, then this is another good reason to visit our Matthew, NC, cosmetic dentist. We offer everything from teeth whitening and dental bonding to dental veneers and Invisalign, to help you get your dream smile.

You’re dealing with jaw pain

Millions of Americans are dealing with TMJ disorder, a condition that results in painful, aching jaws that make it difficult to eat or speak without discomfort. Those with TMJ disorder are also more likely to deal with headaches and earaches. If this is something you’re experiencing, our dental team can provide you with a variety of treatment options and ways to get your symptoms under control.

Here at our Matthews, NC, practice, our dentist Dr. Feeney and his team have seen and treated a wide range of dental issues. If you are experiencing any of the problems above call (704) 847-1000 right away to schedule an appointment.

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