Signs Of Oral Disease
Find out what issues to look out for and when to visit us for treatment.
While some common dental issues may not always be obvious sometimes people will experience symptoms letting them know that something just isn’t right. From the office of our Framingham, MA dentists, Dr. James Cinamon and Dr. Paul Hubley, find out the most common types of oral diseases, the signs to look out for and when you might need to take a trip to our office.
Gum disease is a condition that causes inflammation of the gums. Of course, if left untreated it can also lead to tooth and bone loss. Fortunately, there is a way to catch this problem during its early stages. How? By coming in to visit our Framingham general dentist every six months for routine cleanings. During these exams, we can detect even the earliest signs of an issue to prevent it from getting worse or even reverse it.
Of course, if you notice any of these problems then you need to give us a call right away:
- Gums that are red, swollen or tender
- Gums that bleed, particularly when eating, brushing or flossing
- Persistent bad breath
- Receding gum line
- A change in your bite
- Teeth that suddenly become sensitive to hot or cold
- Pain when chewing
- Loose teeth
While the words “oral cancer” can be rather scary to think about we are here to tell you that coming in for routine exams (do you sense a pattern?) is one of the best ways to ensure that if there is an issue that we catch it early on so that we can treat it right away. During these routine visits, we can also perform oral cancer screenings. These screenings are painless and only take a couple minutes to complete. If you start to experience any of these symptoms between regular dental visits then it’s time to give us a call:
- An oral sore that doesn’t go away
- Persistent mouth pain
- A lump or growth in the cheek or other oral tissue
- A white or red patch in the mouth
- Loose teeth
- Pain or difficulty moving jaws
- Pain or numbness of the tongue or other areas of the mouth
- Persistent hoarseness
- Chronic bad breath
Don’t let oral disease ruin your dental health. At the first sign of trouble make sure to give us a call. Better yet, make sure you are keeping up with those six-month dental cleanings and exams where our Framingham, MA family dentist will be able to detect issues in their earliest stages.