Your Temecula Dentist Says: Pay Attention To Your Senses

As you know, sometimes, you can end up with a smile health concern that you don’t notice because it’s a sneaky one. For instance, decay can start to develop but it’s so mild and so early in the game that you cannot feel or detect it. You don’t sense it! So, it’s up to us to find the issue, inform you, and offer treatment during your dental visits (which you should be scheduling with our Temecula, CA practice every six months). However, sometimes, your senses give you some clear indications that something is different. During these times, it’s best to call us up just to come in to make sure all is well, suggests your Temecula dentist. Consider some details!

What Do You Hear?

What’s that you hear? Does something sound different, your Temecula dentist asks? If you notice that your mouth is smacking quite a lot, you could be suffering from dry mouth. Or, perhaps you notice that your jaw is making quite a lot of noise. Sounds like cracking, popping, snapping, and more can mean TMJ disorder is occurring. Come on in to see us if you think you’ve noticed new noises.

What Are You Tasting?

Does your food taste the same as it usually does? If you’re shaking your head “no” because food tastes bad, weird, or doesn’t really have much flavor at all suddenly, come in! Or, if you notice you have a metallic or strange taste in your mouth, come talk with your Temecula dentist. It could mean anything from decay to the fact that a medication you take has a side effect that’s showing up!

What Can You See?

Seeing something new? Inflamed, red gums? Some other change? Call us. Come in for a checkup. You’ll be relieved once you do!

What Do You Feel?

Do you feel something different when you move your tongue around in your mouth, asks your Temecula dentist? Perhaps you notice a bump, what feels like a sore, or some other change. When your sense of touch gives you a hint that something is different, come in for a dental visit! The sooner we see you, the better, because we can provide treatment if you need it (or we can just tell you that all is well).

See Us When You Sense A Change

If you notice that something is not the way it usually is with your oral health, it’s time to come in to talk with us! Give us a call in Temecula, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.