It is certainly best to make sure you have regular dental exams and cleanings, but if you have been out of your routine for a while, you may not know when it is really necessary to visit the dentist. Even if you have excellent oral hygiene habits, problems can arise that require attention from a dentist. If anything out of the ordinary happens, it’s probably a good idea to call your dentist for an appointment.

If you live in the Fairfax area and you would like to schedule an appointment for a routine cleaning or to discuss any problems you may be having, please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban, DDS, or call 703.957.7779.

Common Signs You Should See our Dentist

Tooth Pain

Even mild but persistent pain can be an indication that you may have a dental problem that needs attention. Tooth pain can be caused by problems of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), clenching or grinding your teeth, or from cavities. If your pain is caused by a damaged tooth or lost filling or crown, you should see a dentist right away.

Bleeding or Sensitive Gums

Gum disease can affect your overall well-being. If you have bleeding gums, or if they are red and inflamed, you may have gingivitis. Left alone, gingivitis can develop into more serious periodontal disease which has been linked to many health problems including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and serious infection.

Overall Dissatisfaction with Your Smile

Even if your oral health is great but you simply don’t love the appearance of your smile, you should see a cosmetic dentist to find out what options are available for you. Today’s six month smiles makeovers can give you the smile you have always wanted to make a great impression and boost your confidence.

Call the office of Dr. Pamela Marzban today if you would like to schedule a consultation or exam and dental cleaning to get started.