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5 Signs It's Time To Visit the Dentist

It's not always easy to know if what we're feeling justifies a visit to our local Plantation, FL, dentist. Below are some sample scenarios but the list is far from all-encompassing, so if you are concerned about your dental health, your dentist is always your best resource. Contact Dr. Hitesh Shroff to learn more.

You Suffer From Pain

Pain is one of the most common signs that you should be paying your dentist a visit and one that should not be ignored. Severe discomfort may even be cause for an emergency visit, so contact your dentist right away. A typical reason for this kind of pain is a deep infection of a tooth, which can be remedied with a root canal, a procedure that can halt the pain and may save your tooth.

You Have Cracked or Chipped Teeth

Although you may not experience immediate pain, having a tooth that is chipped or cracked can create the conditions for a future infection if left untreated. Your dentist can address the problem with a dental filling or through dental bonding to restore your tooth's shape.

You Have a Gap in Your Smile

If you are missing a tooth, the implications are more than just aesthetic. Without it, the rest of your teeth tend to shift into the unoccupied space. This can cause spacing problems such as overcrowding, which creates hard-to-clean areas that become a breeding ground for plaque. Let your Plantation, FL, dentist guide you to the best treatment for restoring your smile.

You've Had Dental Work

If you have a dental crown, bridgework, fillings, or any other dental work, they need to be examined regularly. If they have come loose or have fallen off, they need to be treated by your dentist. Crowns and fillings serve the purpose of protecting your teeth as well as returning to them their proper function and form. Without them, you are exposed to further damage and limit your ability to bite and chew your food.

It's Already Time to Come In

If you have not been to the office in quite some time this could be your best indicator that it's time to visit your dentist. Ideally, a checkup is recommended twice a year, along with a dental cleaning. This helps to keep your levels of plaque and tartar under control, guard against gum disease, and stay on top of issues thus preventing pricey and painful surprises.

Whether you need help now or simply haven't visited in some time, don't put your visit off any longer, dial (954) 423-3969 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shroff in Plantation, FL.

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