If you make regular visits to the dentist, you probably will not worry about your oral health. This does not mean that you should be aware of certain oral symptoms – something especially true for those of you who let go a longer period of time between visits to the dentist.Nearly 9 out of 10 diseases (other than the digestive system diseases) can cause oral manifestations. This dentist put in a position of being the first to discover possible serious diseases that manifest with symptoms present in the mouth. Therefore it is so important to see your dentist at least twice a year.
An increased sensitivity to hot and cold
Once past the enamel and tooth decay get inside the tooth (which contains nerves and blood vessels) appear noticeable symptoms, such as increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods. If this happens, you should schedule a visit to your dentist as soon as possible to treat caries.
Oral sensitivity to hot and cold may also be a sign of less serious problems such as teeth grinding or bruxism – that you may not be aware if it happens especially during sleep – or a smaller cavities that need attention. Whatever the case, oral sensitivity to certain foods hot or cold it is worth mentioning dentist.
Mouth or jaw pain
Pain in the mouth or jaw are often a sign of stress. Stress can contribute to a number of physical and mental disorders. Your dentist can help identify the source of pain of the jaw, often caused by simple and treatable conditions such as toothache, sinus problems or gum disease.
It is important to remember that pain or discomfort in the jaw can be a sign of an impending heart attack. Knowing this and knowing the other manifestations of heart attack (especially if you know you are at risk), pay attention to this event and seek emergency medical help if jaw pain does not improve quickly.
Almost everyone experiences bad breath, but brushing (including brushing the tongue) and flossing should improve the situation. What happens when all this was done, yet still remains a repulsive smell your breath? This could indicate the presence of advanced gum disease, so it’s important to see your dentist.
Most times bad breath is caused by eating certain foods that are part of your diet. Onion, garlic and some spices can cause a breath odor that will persist for several hours after consumption. In addition, people who have diabetes have a high protein diet or alcohol tend to have a breath to smell sweet (like fruit), due to a metabolic condittii called ketoacidosis.
Persistent pain teeth generally indicates a serious problem. Other symptoms associated with toothache might include teeth sensitivity to touch or presence of infections in the gums.
You must keep in mind that whether pain will fade or disappear after a day or two, you should go to the dentist for a thorough check. Dental body can fight off infection, but this does not mean that it will also heal itself.
Inflammation and bleeding of the gums
Gums that bleed or pain can be caused by gum disease. Gum disease is often more severe in people with underlying conditions such as diabetes, a condition that reduces the body’s resistance to infection. Thus, increases the risk of gum inflammation due to bacteria living in plaque. Other oral signs of diabetes include:
- dry mouth
- oral fungal infections.
Changes in tooth enamel
A translucent and eroded tooth enamel can often be a sign of eating disorders. Excessive vomiting (for bulimia) can lead to other oral health problems, including:
- dry mouth
- dry and chapped lips
- loss of tooth enamel
- tooth sensitivity
- swelling of the salivary glands.
Sour or acid taste in mouth
If you frequent a sour taste in the mouth (not to be confused with bad breath or ketoacidosis) could mean that you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease, especially when the sign is accompanied by symptoms such as sore throat or hoarseness and chest voice.
Besides dental problems that gastroesophageal reflux disease can cause this condition can cause other more serious conditions, such as esophageal ulcers and inflammation of the esophagus. Do further testing if you suspect that you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Injury or abnormal growths in the mouth and mouth ulcers
It is important to see your doctor immediately if you notice sores or ulcers or abnormalities in the mouth. The physician should consider such urgent oral evidence.
Oral cancer is among the most common forms of cancer and starts, most often by small white or red patches or sores in the mouth. These symptoms occur most often in smokers or people who use any form of tobacco. Signs that could suggest the presence of cancer include:
- bleeding wounds that do not heal easily
- rough spots or rough areas in the mouth
- oral tissue discoloration
- mouth numbness
- lumps or irregular tissue in the mouth, cheeks, neck or head.
Oral cancer is a disease that should not be diagnosed at home. If you have any of these signs, especially if you are smokers, go immediately to a doctor who specializes in diagnosis and appropriate care.