Do you ever find yourself wondering if you might actually need restorative dentistry? Have you noticed changes recently that could be indication that your teeth or gums are in trouble? While you might be tempted to ignore symptoms of decay and other oral health problems, it’s actually important to schedule restorative dentistry at the first sign of trouble, rather than delaying treatment. The longer you wait, the more likely the issue is to worsen with time and wear, potentially leading to painful tooth infections or even the need for extractions.
Have You Noticed Deep Discoloration on Your Teeth?
While some staining over time isn’t uncommon, severe discoloration is often indication that the teeth’s enamel has been damaged. This could include dark lines along the crevices of teeth, the appearance of yellow buildup on the surface of the teeth, or even white patches, which could indicate the outer layer of tooth has been eroded.
If you are bothered by discoloration, cosmetically, or worried you could have an undiagnosed dental problem, it’s best to schedule a consultation with your dentist. A minimally invasive treatment like a filling or a porcelain crown could likely help.
How Often Do You Suffer from Bad Breath?
If you have been experiencing chronic bad breath, no matter how often you brush your teeth, it could be due to an underlying oral health problem. Cavities are the most common form of dental problem, and they can lead to painful infections that can create odor. That said, gingivitis is a leading cause of chronic bad breath, since it involves inflamed and irritated gum tissue caused by bacteria buildup.
Need Restorative Dental Care?
Untreated, dental issues are only going to worsen. Fortunately, you can schedule a restorative dental appointment by calling the Newman Dental office today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Grant Road Professional Plaza in Tucson, AZ, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.