Have you been having a hard time, lately, enjoying meals, snacks and even beverages, because of dental discomfort? If so, it could be due to an undiagnosed dental issue, like a cavity. Cavities are so common that some studies indicate nearly 90 percent of adults in America will suffer from cavities. Nearly one third of children will also be diagnosed with them. Of course, trauma can also leave teeth vulnerable to infection, which unaddressed can cause a great deal of pain, and even the need for an extraction. Injuries to the smile often require restorative treatment. In either case, prompt restoration can mean the difference between minimally invasive treatment and more extensive measures becoming necessary. So, if you suspect your smile could be in trouble, it’s time to schedule a visit with your restorative dentist.
Dental Symptoms Are Often Warnings of Trouble
One way you can help to protect your smile, and to prevent worsening dental issues, is by paying attention to any changes to your smile. Heightened sensitivity, deep discoloration, chronic bad breath, and even dry mouth can all be warning signs of dental issues, like cavities or even gum disease.
Prevent Worsening Issues with Prompt Treatment
If you see your dentist soon after noticing these kinds of warning signs, you are far less likely to require extensive treatment to restore your oral health, and your comfort. In many cases, a simple filling or dental crown could be effective.
The key is simply to schedule the treatment as quickly as possible, so you can prevent the issue from worsening over time.
Do You Need Restorative Treatment
Restorative treatment makes it possible to protect fragile or damaged teeth. Dr. Burds at Gateway Dental Group provides many restorative options, including fillings and crowns. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (515) 244-9565. Located in Des Moines, IA, we are proud to welcome patients from the Des Moines metro area, and all neighboring and nearby communities.