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There are a variety of reasons to see your dentist in between preventative care visits. Some things can’t wait and need to be addressed sooner rather than later. We urge you to contact us if you are experiencing any of the following problems:

Toothache

A tooth can hurt because of a cavity or gum disease, and while the tooth may even be abscessed or impacted, our goal is to save the tooth as much as possible.

Hypersensitivity

You may have a sensitivity to temperature extremes when ingesting hot or cold drinks. This may be due to the decay of the tooth, fractures, filling wear, gum disease, eroded tooth enamel, and even an exposed tooth root.

Gingivitis

You may be in the early stages of gum disease if you find yourself with constantly bleeding or swollen gums. Fortunately, at this stage, it is often reversible.    

Mouth Sores

These may arise in the form of cold sores, canker sores, leukoplakia, or candidiasis. If they last more than 10 days, you should have them examined to determine possible treatment.

Chronic Halitosis

Your breath can smell for a variety of reasons, including gum disease. If this is the case, treatment will be needed to prevent further deterioration of the gum tissue.

Jaw Pain

If you have lingering jaw pain, your dentist may need to step in. Problems with the sinuses, a toothache, arthritis in the jaw, a jaw injury, bruxism, gum disease or TMJ disorder can all cause pain in the jaw.

Persistent Dry Mouth

If you have a lack of saliva production consistently, you are risking tooth decay. Saliva is needed to neutralize oral acids and wash away plaque.

If your smile needs help, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team in Orem, Utah, for assistance. Our Barry Family Dental team at 801-226-0441 is ready to make an appointment for you with our dentist, Dr. David Barry.