Should You Call the Dentist?

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When should you see the dentist? Obviously, you should see the dentist at least twice a year for your regular cleanings and exams. These visits give the dentist a chance to remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth and check your teeth and mouth for problems. Depending on your oral health, Dr. Morley and Dr. Hamel may want to see you more frequently. If you develop a toothache or damage a tooth, a phone call to the dentist is probably in your future.

But there are other times you should talk to our dentists as well. For example, any time that you notice a change in the color or texture of your teeth or any part of your mouth, it’s time to call the dentist. If you are feeling pain or notice a strange or bad taste or odor, you should let the dentist know. Because your dental health and overall health are so closely connected, you should inform our dentists when you have a change in your medical condition. If you are diagnosed with a new disease or a condition, or if you start a new medication, including vitamins or herbal supplements, Drs. Morley and Hamel should know. If you are pregnant, or thinking about becoming pregnant, you should schedule an appointment with our dentists.

If it has been a while since you have seen a dentist, or if it is just time for your regular appointment, our dentists will be happy to see you. If you live in the Springfield, Illinois, area and would like to make an appointment at Modern Dental, call us at (217) 698-3400 today.