While we can never definitively diagnose your problem without an exam, sometimes it is possible to get an idea of what’s going on with your dental health by examining the symptoms. Take a quick look at some of the most common symptoms, and then call us or use our online scheduling tool to make an appointment.
This general symptom can mean a lot of different things, and we’ll probably need an x-ray to determine the cause of the pain if there is no apparent cavity or injury in the tooth. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever and schedule your appointment as soon as possible.
Sore and/or Bleeding Gums
Sore gums, whether bleeding or not, are often an early sign of gingivitis. Left untreated, this condition can develop into periodontitis. Sore gums can also be the result of an injury, such as from over-vigorous brushing and flossing. If you’re not sure what’s causing your sore gums, an exam and checkup is necessary.
Canker sores and cold sores fall into this category, as do those mouth sores from other causes. Mouth sores can also be signs of a bacterial or viral infection. When you call for an appointment, make sure to let us know all of your symptoms and we’ll get you in as quickly as possible for an exam and treatment.