One of the most common questions that dental patients ask themselves is “is this worth calling the dentist?” Yes, a clearly broken tooth or one that falls out has one of the most clear-answers, but what about the more gray situations? Have you ever thought that your toothache was not worth the bother? When it comes down to it, if you have even the slightest inclination to call the dentist to plan a visit, make the call. Even when you are unsure if it is worth it, it is better to call and learn that than to not call and have a serious problem develop. Your dental team in Mansfield, Texas is here to help you and your family with your smile needs.
Aches and Pains
Oftentimes, when progressive diseases, tooth decay and gum disease, reach the point where pain is felt, it means it is at a pretty advanced stage. In the earliest (and reversible) stages of both conditions, they will unlikely be noticeable to you. Pain indicates an advanced stage, and one that will not clear up on its own. Other sorts of aches and pains can be worth a dental visit, too. Tooth sensitivity can be a sign of bruxism or a cavity.
Oral cancer is a form of cancer that is very deadly in the advanced stages and very treatable when caught early. If you have a mouth sore that will not go away, you should let your dentist take a look at it. While it could just be a canker sore, it is always better to be safe than sorry.
Trust Your Feelings
If you feel like it has been a long time since your last dental visit or you just feel in your gut that you should make an appointment, trust your feelings. Get the dental care you need.
We are here for your dental needs
When in doubt if you should visit the dentist, call our office for clarity. To schedule a consultation with Mansfield Dental Associates in Mansfield, TX, call 817-473-6227. We proudly welcome patients from Mansfield and the surrounding areas, including South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, Midlothian, and more.