Do you remember the last time you visited your dentist?

There will be a few ones who actually remember it because most of the people are not regular with their dental checkups.

On a general basis, in Richmond Hill, it is recommended to visit your dentist twice a year even if you don’t face any dental issue. It is necessary for ensuring good oral health. And your visits can be more frequent in the case you are suffering from a dental issue.

Whether it is the dental phobia, busy schedule, lack of insurance or any other thing that is preventing you from visiting a dentist, you should not delay your visit for longer. It will worsen the dental issues which otherwise could be effectively resolved through early diagnosis.

Though visiting a dentist every six months is necessary, there also occur the situations when you need to plan your visit immediately. This write-up lists the signs when you need to consider reaching out a dentist as soon as possible.

  • Toothache

The pain can occur due to a cavity or infection (in or around the tooth). So, in order to prevent the issue from turning worse, you should make an immediate appointment with the dentist. The additional symptoms that you can have with toothache are:

  • Severe pain
  • Fever
  • Pain or swelling in the gums
  • Pus around the painful area
  • Swelling of cheeks, face, chin or other parts of your face
  • Redness in the area surrounding the toothache


  • Swelling, redness or bleeding in gums
    These are the symptoms of gum disease. There may be an infection in the gums or tooth roots that is further leading to redness or swelling. Or it may be an indication of a serious gum disease.

As far as the bleeding is concerned, occasional bleeding in gums is nothing to worry about. However, if it occurs constantly or on daily basis, it may be the sign of a serious dental issue.

  • Jaw pain
    Also known as temporomandibular joint syndrome, the jaw pain can occur due to the degeneration or inflammation of the joint. Cavities can also lead to jaw pain, when the bacteria from cavity reach the root of the tooth.

It can be easily identified as it leads to clicking or popping sensation in the jaw. Though it is not an emergency, you must get it checked.

  • Bad Breath
    You can expect bad breath after having a garlicky meal, coffee or any other food that affects the breath. But if bad breath persists even after brushing and flossing, it can be due to some other reason. So, you must visit a dentist to locate the exact reason.

Some other indications for making an immediate appointment with your dentist in Richmond Hill include dry mouth, broken or chipped tooth, knocking out of the tooth and lacerations. No doubt the above-mentioned signs are not an indication of serious dental issues, but they can become serious if not treated on time. So, plan a visit to your dentist and remain assured of having good oral health.

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