Speaking with us about smile problems is something that we always suggest. You should never ignore something that’s become obvious to you in any way, whether it’s a feeling, a sensation, a suspicion, a visual change, etc. With that said, our Southlake, TX team reminds you that the more information you can provide us, the better! So, if you know something is off with your oral health but you have never really considered how to describe smile issues before, we’re happy to help offer you some preliminary guidance, so you feel prepared!
Ask Yourself: How Long Has It’s Been Going On?
If you’re dealing with an oral health concern, then we suggest you ask yourself how long it’s been going on. Why? Well, because when you visit our team about your smile issue, one of the first things we are going to ask you is when it started. We don’t need a specific date! However, being able to tell us whether it’s been months, weeks, a few days, or it just began will be helpful!
Where Is The Issue Occurring?
Remember, if you’re dealing with pain or damage, we don’t expect for you to know exactly what’s happening or in precisely which tooth. However, we will ask you what’s going on and ask for you to point to the area or to guide us to the spot, so we can be sure we’re giving attention to the site concerning you!
Consider Color, Texture, And Other Visual Details
Take a bit of time to think about your smile issue and what you’ve been noticing. We are always happy to listen to you over the phone and then in person during dental checkups, as you describe color changes, textural shifts, and more. Maybe your gums started to look bright pink and then red. Let us know, whatever the case.
Reflect On Pain And Other Sensations (Plus Intensity)
When you’re experiencing sensations, we encourage you to spend some time thinking about the way it feels and how intense it is. Perhaps you have a toothache that you tell us is a 9 on a scale from 1 to 10 (10 being the most severe). Maybe you have some jaw soreness that you describe as a 2 but you can definitely tell it’s there. These are helpful details for our team!
Provide Us With Smile Details
Take time to reflect on what you’ve been experiencing, when you notice a smile issue. Call our team, talk with us, set up a dental checkup, and then further explain at your visit, so we may offer you help! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake and surrounding areas.