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5 Signs It’s Time to See the Dentist

Tooth ache / pain | Dream Dentistry & Sleep Care

When life gets busy, it’s easy to put off trips to the dentist, but there are times when it’s important to have a team of professionals take a look at your smile.

So, is it time to dial up your dentist? Read on for signs you’re due for a visit, and consider Dream-Dentistry & Sleep Care in Quakertown, PA, for all your dental needs. Give us a call at (215) 804-4777 to schedule an appointment.

1. Pain

Who knew such a small part of your body could cause so much discomfort? Toothaches can be caused by a variety of factors, and if the pain has lasted longer than one or two days, is accompanied by fever or earache, or is extremely severe, it’s time to give your dentist a call.

Here are some of the things that could be causing you pain — and how Dream-Dentistry & Sleep Care can help.

  • Tooth decay. Plaque is the driving force behind tooth decay and cavities. If you’ve had a cavity for a while, it can make you sensitive to foods that are sugary, hot, or cold. At Dream-Dentistry & Sleep Care, our staff prides itself on the quality of fillings. We offer natural, tooth-colored fillings. Our goal is that when another dentist sees your tooth, they won’t know you had a filling done.
  • Abscessed tooth. Severe tooth decay, trauma and gum disease can lead to this painful infection at the root of the tooth. If you’re experiencing pain when chewing, sensitivity or bad breath, you might have an abscessed tooth that requires a root canal. Here at Dream-Dentistry & Sleep Care, we’ve done over 3,000 root canals with a more than 99 percent patient success rate. Plus, we prescribe antibiotics before the procedure to minimize pain afterward.
  • Infected gums. Whether your gums are just puffy or they’re receding, it’s likely a sign of gum disease. In its early stages, gum disease is called gingivitis, and regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings can help with this. More severe gum disease, called periodontitis, can lead to more severe problems, like recession and tooth decay. Whatever your case may be, we’ve got a solution here at Dream-Dentistry & Sleep Care, including nonsurgical gum disease treatments. Dr. Roeder was also among the first dentists in Pennsylvania to offer the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, a minimally invasive method for restoring your gumline.

If you’re experiencing tooth pain, give us a call at (215) 804-4777. If it’s a day we’re in the office, we’ll see you that day. If it’s outside the regular business day, we offer after-hours care. Your comfort is important to us.

2. You try to hide your smile

You should take pride in your teeth. If your smile is the reason you feel less than confident, we can help restore your self-esteem. At Dream-Dentistry & Sleep Care, we are experts in cosmetic dentistry, offering everything from a quick, natural-looking fix for chipped teeth to dental veneers that are customized to your mouth for teeth that appear flawless.

If you have multiple issues with your smile — perhaps it’s crooked teeth, excessive gum tissue, or other issues — we offer a total smile makeover. Book a free virtual smile makeover with us today by calling (215) 804-4777, and we’ll show you how great your teeth can look.

3. It’s time for a checkup

Did you know that you should be going to the dentist every six months for cleanings and checkups? If it’s been a while, consider booking an appointment with us. We use our DIAGNOdent scanner to check every tooth for cavities, and we apply dental sealants to the surfaces of teeth for long-term cavity-prevention.

Plus, we offer care for the entire family! Give us a call at (215) 804-4777 to book an appointment, or fill out our convenient online form.

4. Pregnancy

If you’re expecting, it’s especially important to monitor your oral health. Hormonal changes during pregnancy put you at an increased risk of gingivitis, which left untreated can progress into something more serious, like periodontitis and gum recession.

With routine cleanings and a wide array of more specialized in-office procedures, our team can help you maintain a healthy smile so you focus on preparing for your little one!

5. Trouble Eating

The holidays are right around the corner! If you’re having trouble chewing, chances are that it’ll interfere with your time with family. There are many reasons you might be having trouble eating, including damaged and missing teeth. At Dream-Dentistry & Sleep Care, we offer dental crowns and bridges made of zirconia, which are discreet and nearly unbreakable. Plus, they’ll make sure you don’t miss a single gingerbread cookie or cup of hot cocoa this holiday season.

Schedule an appointment today at (215) 804-4777, and our team will get your smile back on track.