Feel Good. Look Good. Because Dentistry Isn't Just A Science, It’s An Art.
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Steven Fife DDS, PC
2240 Grande Blvd SE Suite 101
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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Important Dental Symptoms

Many dental problems present few obvious symptoms or display symptoms only after the problem has become severe. This is why it’s so important to visit the dentist for regular cleanings and examinations to identify problems as they develop. However, dental issues can take you by surprise – and if you experience any of these common symptoms, you should visit Fife Dental Care right away to protect your oral health:

  • Pain: A toothache should never be ignored. In some cases, the ache is caused by a cavity that has exposed the sensitive pulp of your tooth. In other cases, the toothache may be the sign of a more serious infection. Regardless, toothaches can make you miserable, and swift dental care can bring relief and protect your teeth from further damage.
  • Sensitivity: If your teeth don’t generally hurt but are particularly sensitive to hot or cold beverages, you may have tooth decay, worn enamel, an exposed tooth root or other issue causing the problem.
  • Bleeding gums: Soreness and bleeding in your gums may be a symptom of too-vigorous brushing, but it’s also a common sign of gingivitis. Fortunately, gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease and totally reversible with treatment, so seeing your dentist can help you handle the problem right away.
  • Bad breath: Halitosis can be caused by many factors, including your diet. However, persistent bad breath is a sign of gum disease. Infections and sores can also cause bad breath.
  • Stains: Although discoloration on its own will not damage your teeth, it can make it harder for you to see plaque buildup and other problems. A bright white smile looks healthy and improves self-confidence, and teeth whitening procedures are designed to help remove the stains caused by coffee, smoking, genetics, medications and more.

Many other symptoms can be caused by specific dental issues. For example, headaches and jaw pain can be caused by issues of dental alignment. If you are experiencing symptoms involving your mouth or head, visiting the dentist is a good first step for ruling out dental problems as a cause. Visiting the dentist regularly will also help to treat dental problems early, as they develop.

Contact Fife Dental Care today to schedule an appointment and discuss these or other symptoms.

Call 505.994.1700 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fife.