When we ask you how you are, we don’t always want to hear “just fine, thanks.” We’re interested in how your mouth and jaw are feeling. Are you experiencing toothaches or jaw pain? Any tenderness or bleeding? Any sores?
Sharing these painful symptoms when you’re visiting a dentist is actually a good thing; none of them are fun to experience but they can provide a starting point for a dentist to examine, rather than letting him or her probe and possibly cause additional pain.
A dental visit is the time for patients to ask questions about their dental health, and for dental professionals to provide answers, take a closer look at teeth, gums and surrounding tissue, assess the current condition, and if needed, create a treatment plan. It can also be a time to learn better habits so future care visits will be more positive.
Whether it’s your first dental visit or you have been going regularly to a Colorado Springs dentist, questions we like to hear, and answer include: