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5 Signs You Need to Make a Dental Appointment

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When was the last time you came in for dental care? Even if it hasn’t been long, it’s essential to pay close attention to your oral health to know when it’s time to come in for an appointment. Our team at Lovett Dental is always available to help you with your needs. Making a dental appointment takes just a few minutes, but it can mean fast results to whatever oral health concern you have. Contact our team today at 832-804-7427 to learn about our dental services.

When Not to Put off a Dental Appointment

There are some instances in which you should make a dental appointment right away. The longer you wait, the more likely your problem will continue and even worsen. That’s why you should stay on top of all of your dental care needs. Here are five times not to put off your oral health.

#1: Broken and Chipped Teeth

If you have a chipped tooth, place that chip into a glass of milk and call our office for a dental appointment. If possible, we may be able to reattach the chipped portion right away. Otherwise, we can use dental bonding to restore your teeth. Don’t put off this type of repair since it can worsen over time.

#2: Tooth Pain

If you have tooth pain, that’s an indication that you need dental care right away. There are many potential causes of this. Even if taking over-the-counter pain medications helps, the underlying cause of the problem remains. Your tooth pain may stem from:

  • Dental infections
  • Cavities
  • Exposed nerve root
  • Gum disease-related pain
  • Damaged teeth

#3: Tooth Falls Out

If a tooth comes out of your mouth for any reason, it’s essential to protect that tooth and then to call our dental office. In many cases, we can replace the tooth and secure it back into place. It is important for us to cleanse the area and remove any additional bacteria from this area in all situations. If you have significant bleeding that does not stop, it is best to go to the emergency room first.

#4: Bleeding and Painful Gums

If you have bleeding gums, that’s an indication that periodontal disease exists. The sooner you take care of this, the more likely you are to avoid costly and painful problems down the line. Gum disease treatment can be very useful, especially at the start of the process. Make a dental appointment with our team to determine what level of care you need.

#5: Preventative Care Needs

Dental care does not stop at just coming in when there’s a problem. You should also make a dental appointment at least once every six months to ensure your oral health is maintained. If you have not done so, call our offices now.

While with us, we may recommend the use of preventative dental services that can improve your smile and prevent the onset of problems down the road. These preventative dental appointments may help you to preserve your oral health for years to come. We may recommend services such as:

Make a dental appointment to find out what your oral health needs. Our team is always available to discuss your specific dental care goals with you to create a plan for improving your smile and maintaining it long term. Come in to see us for the help you need.

Call Lovett Dental Today to Make an Appointment

Making a dental appointment is easy to do. Our team at Lovett Dental can make the entire experience as easy as possible. We meet your dental care needs using modern oral health care methods and compassionate professionals. Please reach out to our dental team and schedule an appointment by calling 832-804-7427, or contact us online today.