It’s very easy to assume that when something is wrong with your smile, you’re going to experience a dental symptom that you can very easily identify and, as a result, you’ll know just what to do! However, there’s a lot more going on with symptoms (as far as what they mean and whether they even bother to show up) that makes them more confusing than you might realize! Allow our Overland Park, KS team to make sure you are certain about what to think of them, so you’re easily practicing optimal smile protection with ease!
#1: Symptoms Can Mean Multiple Things
Okay, so you have a toothache. At first, it seems like this is an obvious one! Your tooth hurts, so this dental symptom must mean that you have a cavity right? Well, it could also mean that you just accidentally hit your tooth too hard with your toothbrush. Then again, maybe you have an infection you didn’t realize was occurring. Oh, or, maybe it’s just sensitivity (which can come from problems like bruxism). Are you catching on yet? Symptoms can often mean one of many different things, so rather than guessing, come see us.
#2: Sometimes, There Aren’t Any Symptoms!
Sometimes, something might be wrong with your smile. You may have a cavity. You could have a small crack in your tooth. You might even have an infection! Perhaps gingivitis has begun to do its thing. Unfortunately, these issues and more can all occur without you realizing that anything is wrong because there just aren’t any symptoms! This is often very confusing because sometimes, there are symptoms. So, remember: Just because your smile feels okay and looks okay doesn’t mean that you can skip out on your usual dental checkup that you should schedule twice a year. Instead, it means you should definitely see us just in case!
#3: We Can See Changes That You Cannot
This is the part in which we explain why you should schedule your dental checkup twice annually, as mentioned. You wonder, why do you need a visit if you don’t have symptoms. If you cannot see them, then how can we help you? You see, we can detect changes and signs that you are not able to pick up on. We also have advanced technology that lets us take a very close, detailed glance at your smile, alerting us to any issues that may not be accompanied by obvious dental symptoms but that most definitely require treatment. The benefit? We can treat it, so you don’t end up with a bigger issue to deal with later!
See Us For Your Dental Checkups
Remember to always see our team for your twice-annual dental checkups. Schedule them not only to ensure you’re receiving your cleanings at the same time but also so you may receive care as soon as it’s needed. To learn more, or to schedule your consultation, call Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS, today at 913-381-2600.