Reminder: Why Relying On Pain Doesn’t Always Work

Sometimes, our patients need some reminders. When it comes to the belief that you only need dental care when something hurts, this is one of those times! You see, pain can be an indicator that something is wrong with your oral health, of course. However, it’s not necessarily the tried-and-true, steadfast, reliable alert that you think it is. Ready for some extremely helpful tidbits that will make all the difference in the world? Let’s go!

Pain Might Not Ever Show Up

If you’re waiting for pain to show up and wave its discomfort in your face, you may be sorely disappointed (pardon the pun). Sometimes, even under serious circumstances, pain appears to be completely absent. As a result, don’t let it guide your dental care decisions.

Pain Might Show Up Only When Things Are Bad

Think you should just ignore dental care issues until they start to produce pain? Unfortunately, your teeth or gums will not always start to hurt at the beginning of an oral health problem. Instead, in many cases, the pain will only show up once the issue is very severe. Again, don’t rely on discomfort.

Pain Might Confuse You

Pain can be confusing! You might think that you’re feeling a cavity but it’s TMJ disorder. You may think you have a minor irritation but it’s actually an infection. Best not to trust pain. Instead, if it’s present come see us. If it isn’t, see us for your visits anyway! Schedule them every year, twice a year, for the results you want.

See Us For Prevention To Avoid Oral Health Problems

Let us see you for your preventive care visits two times a year, so you can enjoy a smile that is healthy and that remains healthy. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.