Smile Symptoms: Why Can’t You Take Them At Face Value?

So, you develop a very obvious sign that something is wrong with your smile. As a result, your first instinct is to take that symptom into consideration, to analyze it, and to interpret it to the best of your ability. You will then assign it a particular meaning and move on from there (which may mean that you call us for a dental visit or you may dismiss it altogether). Our Grand Prairie, TX team understands this approach, of course, because it seems logical! However, due to the often ambiguous nature of smile symptoms (and other factors), it’s not wise to take symptoms at face value. Let’s discuss the reasons why!

They’re Frequently Absent When You Need Them!

You assume that if something is wrong with your smile health, whether it’s your teeth, gums, tongue, or otherwise, a big, obvious smile symptom will arise. As a result, you will simply get in touch with our team to let us know what’s going on. However, this isn’t how things always work. In fact, it’s rarely so simple! Remember that it’s entirely possible for a problem like decay to go unnoticed. It’s why keeping up with preventive visits is so important: It allows us to find hidden issues that you miss when you don’t experience any obvious changes or new sensations!

They Can’t Help You Make A Final Determination

At first, it may seem that when you consider a particular symptom, it’s going to let you make a final determination about what’s going on. For instance, you may think that you can just type “tooth pain” into your web browser and that this will narrow down what’s going on to one particular problem. However, it won’t! It may even turn out that you’ve simply irritated your tissue! So, as always, come in to find out what you really need.

They May Come And Go (Which Is Confusing)

One moment, you may recognize the arrival of a smile symptom and think you know just what it means. Then, it disappears! You guess that it wasn’t what you thought it was after all. However, then it comes back. What’s going on, you wonder? It’s confusing to say the least (but clarity is within reach, when you schedule a visit with our friendly team).

Always Bring Symptoms To Our Attention 

Don’t try to figure out what symptoms of smile concerns mean all on your own! Avoid accidentally misinterpreting them by instead bringing them to our attention with a dental checkup! Set up an appointment in Grand Prairie, TX by contacting your dentist at Pecan Tree Dental to schedule a visit at (972) 262-5111.