4 Times When You Should Schedule a Dental Visit The American Dental Association recommends regular cleanings and examinations to keep help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. However, in some instances, it’s a good idea to schedule an additional appointment. Most often, patients schedule an appointment outside of their routine cleaning because they have tooth pain r sensitivity or have experienced trauma to the mouth. However, there are other, non-painful reasons that should prompt you to schedule an appointment with our Metro Dental Care’s Lone Tree dental team. Below, learn when it’s a good idea to come in for a dental visit apart from your bi-annual preventive examinations.

If you have recently experienced any of the below events, or have another issue or concern regarding your oral health, call our experienced dental team in Lone Tree, CO, at 303.534.2626. A member of our team can help you schedule an appointment for our next available opening.

You have recently received a medical diagnosis.

When you are dealing with systemic health issues, such as cancer, an HIV diagnosis or rheumatoid arthritis, your dentist should be included during early treatment. Some systemic diseases such as diabetes or an eating disorder, can put your teeth and gums at an increased risk for decay or infection. Additionally, poor oral health can actually worsen some conditions, such as heart disease.

You’re newly pregnant.

If you are expecting, the flurry of medical appointments, planning, and celebrations can seem overwhelming. But it’s important to not forget to schedule a dental appointment right away. The natural hormone changes you will experience during pregnancy puts you at an increased risk of developing gum disease. By seeing your dentist early and often during pregnancy, you can prevent major oral health issues such as periodontitis, which can not only be painful for you, but could have a negative impact on the healthy delivery of your child. Our Lone Tree team knows how to safely treat expecting mothers, and can offer additional tips for you to maintain a healthy, strong mouth throughout your pregnancy.

You’ve stopped using tobacco products.

Quitting smoking or other tobacco products such as e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco is an important step forward for your overall health. A dental visit after kicking your tobacco habit can help your Lone Tree dentist create a strategic treatment plan to improve the health of your teeth and gums as your transition to a tobacco-free lifestyle. We can also perform a quick oral cancer screening and give you gentle care and maintenance tips to prevent bleeding or sore gums.

You have head, neck, or jaw pain in the morning.

If you regularly wake up in the morning with pain or stiffness in your jaw, neck, face or shoulders, it could be a sign of night-time bruxism. Bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching can slowly erode teeth enamel and increase your teeth’s susceptibility to cracks, chips or decay. By scheduling a dental visit, our doctors can discuss your preventive treatment options for TMJ disorders, jaw misalignment or night-time grinding.

Contact our Lone Tree practice today.

If you need prompt dental care in the Lone Tree area, consider Metro Dental Care. Our team of doctors can help ensure your oral health is taken care during important life events or when you experience other medical complications. Your oral health has vital connections to the rest of your overall well-being. Don’t put off a dental visit; call us today at 303.534.2626.