2 Important Questions About Oral Symptoms

Depending on your personality, you may be someone who immediately panics if a symptom shows up. Then again, you may be someone who completely ignores symptoms! Or, you may be somewhere in between. If there was an easy way to line out exactly what the arrival (or the absence) of symptoms meant, then there would rarely be much alarm or worry. However, it’s a complicated topic for your oral health. The good news? We can help you realize that when it comes to symptoms, all you have to do is remember to maintain your preventive care and to call us if something changes. Easy enough, right? Well, allow us to help you feel better about our suggestion as our Ankeny, IA team answers very important questions.

#1: Doesn’t Each Symptom Match Up To One Issue?

Nope! Remember that each symptom that can occur in regard to your oral health can be something that’s attributed to not one but multiple concerns. This is why things can become a bit tricky for you at home, as you’re trying to figure out if you really need a dental visit (you do). For instance, tooth pain could mean that you have tooth decay and you need a dental filling. Or, it could mean that you have an infection and need a root canal. Or, you may have a cracked tooth. Or sensitive teeth. Or … you see? You will need to come in for a checkup to find out.

#2: Can’t I Easily Narrow Down Symptoms Online?

Our team understands that you cannot help but hop online the second you experience any type of oral health symptom. You may even think as you’re doing it, “This is probably not a good idea,” but what you want is some immediate reassurance of some kind. Unfortunately, even when you’re checking reliable sources and sites, you may be ending up with information that doesn’t accurately address your needs. So, rather than checking out the world wide web for your smile information, we always strongly encourage you to just call us up and come on in for a visit.

Set Up A Visit When You Experience Symptoms

When you experience symptoms or have questions about your oral health, come in! We can fill you in on all of the information you need. Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.