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What are dental danger signs?

Dental danger signs could include bleeding, trauma to the teeth or mouth, severe toothaches or other mouth/tongue pain, infections, white colored lumps, loose teeth. All of these require immediate dental visits.

You shouldn't wait before you're in pain to see a dentist. By seeing your dentist regularly, you can avoid unnecessary pain or lasting damage. Your dentist can help in detecting early warning signs and offer treatment. Practicing good oral health is also key to prevention, including brushing your teeth twice a day.
Dental danger signs that mean you should see a dentist soon include:
  • Pain when biting or eating something very cold or hot
  • Toothache
  • Redness or swelling around a tooth or in your jaw or face
  • Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Broken, chipped, or loose teeth
  • Sores inside your mouth
  • Creamy white coating in your mouth

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