Is Your Smile Showing Signs of Damage?

Is Your Smile Showing Signs of Damage?

Are you concerned, because you have been experiencing increasing tooth sensitivity or even discomfort? These are common warning signs of dental issues, like cavities. Yet they are hardly the only potential warning signs that your oral health could be in jeopardy. If you pay close attention to your smile, you increase the likelihood of noticing potential problems early on, when minimally invasive treatment can likely still help to restore your oral health. You simply need to know what signs of damage to be on the lookout for, and to schedule a restorative visit, quickly, if you are experiencing any of them.

Are You Experiencing Increasing Dental Discomfort?

One of the most common symptoms of dental problems, including cavities, is increasing discomfort when chewing or drinking. When teeth have become damaged, for instance by acidic erosion, the interior of the tooth can become exposed to food and bacteria, leading to discomfort.

If a cavity is to blame for the sensitivity, a simple and minimally invasive dental filling can likely provide an effective restorative solution.

What About a Chipped Tooth?

If you notice that a tooth ahs chipped or cracked, then a dental visit is definitely in order. You may require a dental crown to help prevent further loss of the tooth, as well as discomfort that can be caused when a tooth is damaged.

That said, you should immediately rinse your mouth out with warm water, being carefully to save any pieces of the tooth that you can. You will want to bring these with you, when you visit the dentist. You can also use gauze to help with any bleeding, and then apply a cold compress to help alleviate the pain.

Do You Need Restorative Dental Treatment?

Restorative dental treatment helps to prevent worsening issues, and pain. You can schedule your restorative consultation with Dr. Fondriest by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts at (847) 234-0517. We welcome patients from the North Shore area of Chicago, including Winnetka, Highland Park, North Brook, Glenview, and the surrounding communities.

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