Remember that just like with the other tissues of your body, your oral tissues are susceptible to infection. You could end up with infected gum tissue, an infected sore, or even an infected tooth. Unfortunately, you won’t always recognize the problem for what it is right away. The good news? When you’re keeping up with preventive checkups, we can recognize changes for you. So, what about the time spent in between visits, you ask yourself? Are there symptoms to keep an eye out for, just in case? The answer, of course, is yes! So, let our Southlake, TX team explain some very common changes that will mean it’s time for you to call us up right away!
You’re Seeing Serious Redness
When you recognize that the usual tone of your gums or other soft tissues (which are usually pink or rosy) turn very red or even purple, this is a sign that something isn’t quite right. You could be dealing with periodontal concerns. If it’s isolated to one area, it could be the result of an infected tooth. Don’t ignore this color shift. Instead, come in to see us very soon!
You Notice A Bad Taste Or Smell
If you know much about infections, you know that they can give off some yucky odors. When you notice that you suddenly have a very foul taste or odor in your mouth that is persistent (as in, it’s not the result of a strongly-seasoned dish you consumed), then you may want to give us a call. Whether it’s an infected tooth or something else, we can set your mind at ease and treat any existing concern when you see our team.
You Deal With Inflammation
A very common symptom associated with infection is inflammation! Even if you notice that your gum tissue is just a little bit puffy, this is often a warning sign that your smile needs professional treatment. Contact our team soon for a dental visit!
Pain Has Begun
Ah, yes, the ever-confusing symptom: Pain! When it’s severe, persistent, mild, throbbing, coming-and-going, or described in any other way, its occurrence may point to an infection. Don’t ignore it. Pain usually means something requires care, so see us soon!
Keep Your Oral Health Safe From Infection With Dental Care
Whether through preventive care or restorative dental care, we can keep your smile infection-free and healthy when you see our team! 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.