A healthy smile is not only an aesthetic pleasure, but it also plays a vital role in how you digest food. The ability to properly chew your food is the first step in the digestive process. Seeing your local Greensboro dentist will allow any problems to be detected at an early stage so that you can avoid long-term issues. Making regularly scheduled appointments with the team at Triad Dentistry will let our professional team help you maintain a healthy and properly functioning set of teeth.
If you are in the Greensboro, North Carolina area and seeking a dental practice that provides preventive dental care, you can do no better than to visit the dental team at Triad Dentistry. Our dentists can help you correct the following oral health red flags:
If you notice that your gums have become inflamed, swollen, or if they bleed when you brush or floss, you likely are suffering from gingivitis or more advanced gum disease. Seeing your dentist on a regularly scheduled basis will allow them to detect early signs of gum disease so it can be treated before it can progress to more advanced stages and cause serious damage to your oral health.
When your teeth have begun to decay or have some other problem going on with them, you may experience trouble chewing or swallowing. If you experience discomfort when chewing, it could be due to tooth decay or gum disease. If the issue is not on the surface, dental x-rays may be required to determine the problem. A dental cleaning, filling, or (in extreme cases) extraction are some possible dental treatments that can restore your oral health.
If you are experiencing discomfort in the jaw or if it has a tendency to pop out of place, this could be a sign that you suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). A visit to your dentist for an oral exam and x-rays can help determine the current state of your mouth and jaw. Your dentist may offer specific treatments or exercises you can perform at home to help with your TMJ. A special bite plate may be made, which can help decrease the overuse of your jaw due to grinding. In severe cases, oral surgery could even be an option.
If you have a family history of gum disease, seeing your dentist for regular preventative care is necessary. That will allow your dentist to perform regular examinations of your mouth and gums. If gum disease is caught early, it can be easily fought and any damages reversed. When allowed to go untreated, more invasive treatments may be required, including a gum graft.
If you are missing regularly scheduled dental visits due to dental phobia or anxiety, ask your dentist about what sedation dentistry options they offer which are available to take the edge off and make your visit into the office a comfortable one.
Book your visit with Drs. Hatcher, Merrell, or Santiago in Greensboro, North Carolina today by calling (336) 383-1482.