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Signs You Should Visit A Dentist

Posted on March 28th, 2018 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

Most Old Town Chicago residents experience tooth pain or jaw issues at some point in their life. Many times, it happens because of drinking something really cold or eating something too hot. It goes away after a few days, and you think nothing of it. However, sometimes, the pain or issue doesn’t go away. Dentists are there to diagnose and fix the problem.

A Toothache

It is essential to understand that some people with severe allergies or sinus problems may feel toothaches because their sinuses are inflamed. However, if you take medication regularly or know for sure that it isn’t related to anything else, a toothache is a severe issue. These pains can be caused by numerous issues, and you may not know what is wrong. Our dentists can check for signs of decay and other problems to figure out what’s going on.

Jaw Pain

Old Town Chicago residents can experience pain along the jawline for a variety of reasons. You may have over-stressed your mouth by eating a lot of crunchy food the day before. However, it could be from teeth grinding, sinus issues, or TMJ symptoms. Your dentist can determine what’s causing the pain and what you can do to minimize it, such as using a mouth guard, relaxing the muscles, and more.

Bleeding Gums

The first telltale sign of periodontal disease is that your gums bleed after brushing (or anytime). If you notice blood in the sink or when you look in the mirror, it’s time to see your dentist. The initial stage of gum disease is a sign that something isn’t right, but it can be reversed with proper oral care. Old Town Chicago residents shouldn’t wait until they experience loose teeth or bleeding gums. Being proactive with your oral health will benefit you in the long run. If your mouth isn’t at its healthiest, call us today to set up an appointment!


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