Elk Grove Smile Center

Oral Health Issues That Are Hard to Detect

June 12, 2016
Posted By: Dr. Vishal Advani
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Nothing ruins a great visit to the local ice cream shop quicker than that sharp zinging tooth pain! This may be an indicator of tooth decay, which may mean that you'll need to have a filling done to repair your tooth. If only you'd been aware of this issue earlier. Perhaps you could've prevented the damage from happening and avoided costly dental work to restore your tooth. Did you know that by attending your regular cleaning and check-ups your Elk Grove dentist can detect many issues that may be happening in your mouth before you can? Here's some more information about oral issues that are hard to detect.

Periodontal Disease

Also known as gum disease, periodontal issues are very hard to detect early on because there's not much pain or even very many symptoms at first. You may notice that your gums are red or swollen, or that they bleed when you brush your teeth. These are some of the early indicators of gum disease. Your dentist screens for gum disease at your bi-annual check-ups and the good news is that it can be treated with a thorough cleaning and improved home care in its early stages, and even reversed in some cases. If left untreated the more advanced stages of gums disease, however, may result in bone and tooth loss.

Oral Cancer

This is another disease that is important to treat early on. You have the best chance for the most successful treatment of oral cancer if it's detected as soon as possible. Sores and lesions in your mouth that don't seem to heal, and color or texture changes to your soft tissues are early warning signs of oral cancer.

Get a Dental Exam with our Elk Grove Village Office!

At Elk Grove Smile Center, Dr. Vishal Advani teaches that prevention is always the best choice when it comes to your oral health. There are so many conditions that can be prevented with the right home care routine and regular dental cleanings and check-ups. Don't put your oral health at risk any longer, call us today to schedule your next cleaning appointment.