When to Visit Your Northridge Dentist

Your Northridge dentist is a reliable healthcare professional that attends to your oral health problems. Usually, the problems with your teeth, gums and other parts of your mouth are usually not regarded as an emergency. Therefore, you should know when to visit your dentist and when to schedule for an appointment with him or her.

Traumatic Dental Problems

Traumatic problems with your teeth and gums are generally classified as 'urgent' or a level lower than emergency problems. One example of these is permanent tooth loss, with which the Northridge dentist might be able to re-implant the lost tooth depending on your oral health condition. Other traumatic problems include chipped or broken tooth, subluxation or dislocation of the tooth cheek/gum/tongue lacerations and cuts.

Non-traumatic Problems

Non-traumatic problems are those wherein there is little or no physical proof of the tooth or gum problem. An example of a non-traumatic problem is toothache, which suggests a dental abscess or a cavity surrounding or right inside the tooth itself. Aside from the severe pain worsened by exposure to heat, cold or pressure, toothache may be accompanied by fever, redness and swelling of the gums around the affected tooth, and/or draining of fluid from the affected area (pus, blood or water). Temporomandibular joint syndrome, also called as jaw pain, should also receive proper treatment from the dentist.

Regular Dental Care

Visiting your Northridge dentist should not only be done if there's already a problem with your teeth, mouth and gums. You must have a normal appointment with your dentist in order for your dental health to be evaluated on a regular basis. Your routine dental care includes the assessment of your dental health and performance of necessary minor treatments and /or surgery.