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4 Signs That It’s Time to Visit Your Dentist in Plano, TX

February 14, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpollard @ 9:09 pm

When’s the last time you checked on your oral health with your dentist in Plano, TX?

It’s no secret that many Americans don’t like to visit their dentist. It could be from dental anxiety or plain neglect for their oral health. But, did you know that there are a few reasons that you can skip seeing your dentist altogether? We’re not pulling your leg this time! It’s fine to skip visiting your dentist if you want to eventually lose your teeth…or if you wish to suffer from painful, bleeding gums from gum disease. You can also forget about dental appointments if you’d like to be embarrassed from bad breath! These reasons don’t sound too promising, right? Instead of ignoring preventive care or waiting for a dental emergency, be proactive when it comes to your oral health. Your dentist in Plano, TX makes all his patients feel good about trusting their oral health in his hands. Dr. Christopher Pollard and Dr. Bhavita Patel are committed to providing comprehensive, personalized dental care. You will leave our office with plenty of reasons to smile. Here are some telltale signs that it may be time to visit your dentist:

1.    You have a dental emergency.

Experiencing a severe dental injury can be a frightening experience, but you don’t have to be too scared. Dental Renaissance is here to support you during these difficult times. Don’t hesitate to call us if you are experiencing a dislodged tooth, a broken tooth, excessive oral bleeding, or have an object stuck between your teeth. Our emergency dentists in Plano, TX will do everything in their power to see you as soon as possible to help you find relief.

2.    You have a painful toothache.

A toothache can be a red flag for infection, something lodged in your mouth, or even damage to one of your dental restorations. Once you are experiencing extensive aching, you may have a severe dental issue that has settled below the gum line. It is important to visit your dentist at the slightest sign of pain to avoid costly dental procedures down the road.

3.    Your teeth are extremely sensitive.

If you are feeling a sharp tooth pain during—or very soon after—eating or drinking something that is cold or hot, your teeth may be growing sensitive. This can mean that your tooth enamel has worn down and your tooth’s dentin (the layer between your enamel and nerves) is exposed. Dr. Pollard or Dr. Patel will be able to spot the issue after examining your mouth and recommend the right products to combat your teeth’s sensitivity.

4.    You haven’t visited the dentist in over six months.

Our practice strongly believes that the foundation of great oral health is prevention. By visiting your dentist at least every six months, you’re protecting yourself from underlying dental issues that you may not feel just yet. Our dentists will have the opportunity to deep clean your teeth and polish them, removing any hardened plaque (tartar) to avoid gum disease, perform an oral cancer screening, and complete several x-rays to make sure your oral health is still on track. Even if you practice good oral health care at home, it is imperative to your oral health to visit your dentist!

You deserve friendly, comfortable, compassionate care that exceeds your expectations. Dental Renaissance is ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your oral health care. If you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, feel free to give us a call. We also welcome patients from all over the DFW area including Richardson, Allen, and beyond.

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