Understanding The Symptoms of Dental Problems

Most Common Warning Signs

Are you experiencing symptoms that you think are due to a dental issue? Don’t wait until the symptoms get worse. Understand that there are several symptoms that are warning signs of a dental issue.
Toothache. It’s one of the most common symptoms of a tooth problem. It can be a sign of tooth decay, a cavity formation that has pulp involvement, or a root abscess, among others.

  • Pain on chewing or biting. This may be due to sensitive and swollen gums, or a gum abscess, as well as a root abscess.
  • Tooth sensitivity. Tooth or teeth become very sensitive when in contact with hot or cold beverages or foods. It may be due to a crack in the tooth, a thinning or eroded enamel, or an exposed pulp.
  • Loose teeth and receding gums. May occur as a result of the serious form of gum disease – periodontitis.
  • Bleeding gums after brushing or flossing. Sometimes there’s blood in your toothbrush or your floss. While it may happen and should not be alarming, too frequent bleeding of gums may mean some form of gum disease.
  • Mouth ulcers or sores that won’t heal after a week or two. This may be due to a variety of causes: allergies, trauma or injury, a nutrient deficiency, infection, hormonal changes, or stress.
  • Chronic bad breath. May be due to a mouth infection, an abscessed tooth, or a dirty or infected tongue.
  • Swelling of the cheeks or the face. An infection, injury, or allergy may cause it. Some cases can be medical emergencies, like preeclampsia, cellulitis, or as a result of anaphylaxis.

If any of these symptoms come with fever of a facial or neck swelling, it is regarded as a medical emergency.


Identifying Oral Symptoms in Bellevue

When you experience signs and symptoms in your mouth, do not hesitate to visit your Bellevue dentist right away. Here at Overlake Dental we help arrest the progress of oral issues to avoid complications.