Signs of Serious Dental Problems You Should Never Ignore

Serious dental issues can affect your overall wellbeing. Indeed, not taking care of your gums or teeth can lead to significant health problems.

That’s why you should visit our Brampton dentists at least twice a year. Otherwise, it can lead to more serious problems that become difficult to be treated.

Gum issues and tooth decay are all too common, for instance, but the infections they cause can affect your heart health. By identifying the signs of dental problems, we can offer prompt treatment.

Here are a few signs of serious dental ailments that you must address right away.

What Are Common Signs of Serious Dental Problems?

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As mentioned, untreated problems in your mouth may have a significant impact on your overall health. In fact, your oral health is an important indicator of the condition of the rest of your body. In order to protect yourself, pay attention to your mouth and treat any dental health issue immediately. Here are the common signs of chronic dental problems.

Jaw and Mouth Pain 

Like cold sores, these can be symptoms of stress and anxiety. A good dentist may find that the real source of your oral problems is sinus problems, toothaches, or gum ailments. For example, jaw discomfort or pain may signify a heart attack.

Sore and Bleeding Gums 

Gums that bleed or cause soreness may be the result of a gum ailment becoming worse. This symptom is often more severe in those with underlying medical conditions like diabetes because diabetes reduces our resistance to infection. Some common signs of diabetes are gum inflammation, oral thrush, dry mouth, loose/lost teeth, and halitosis. Consult a dentist who can recommend a good gum treatment and help you take other necessary actions.

Loose or Lost Teeth

Teeth that fall out suddenly may be signs of a serious gum ailment. This can also be an early sign of osteoporosis which weakens bones by reducing bone density. By consulting a dentist regularly, eating a balanced diet, and exercising, you may be able to stop teeth from feeling loose.

Changes in Tooth Surfaces and Enamel 

Erosion and translucent tooth enamel may be signs of a serious eating disorder or acid reflux. Excessive vomiting is often seen in bulimics and can cause other dental health problems such as:

  • Sensitive teeth
  • Swollen salivary glands
  • Dry and cracked lips
  • Loss of tooth enamel
  • Dry mouth

Bad Breath or Halitosis 

Bad breath may result from dry mouth or food or beverages you consume. But gum ailments like gingivitis may lead to the recurrence of this condition.

If bad breath persists this may be due to some underlying health issue that calls for immediate attention. These conditions include chronic lung disease, a kidney or liver ailment, sinus infections, diabetes, and gastrointestinal issues.

Mouth Sores, Lumps, or Patches

Yellow or whitish canker sores or unusual patches inside the mouth may be benign. But only a dentist can give you a proper diagnosis. Visit our dental office in Brampton to let our dentists check for any new patches, lumps, or lesions. These may be due to a common oral infection or something more serious.

Oral cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. It mostly starts as a tiny red or white spot or sore inside the mouth and occurs mostly in smokers, tobacco chewers, or drinkers. Some common signs of oral cancer are hard spots or rough areas, bleeding sores that won’t heal, discoloured tissues, numbness, and changes in the way your teeth fit together.

Now you know how important it is to take care of your dental health. That includes monitoring your mouth, teeth, or gums for any of these common signs that may lead to serious dental health problems. Your mouth indicates a lot about your general health, and being able to identify abnormalities may help save your life. If you are worried about anything regarding your oral health, consult our expert dentists in Brampton and schedule an appointment. We can provide the best care and treatment.

This entry was posted in Dentistry on Dusk on November 17, 2021.

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