Symptom Spotting: What You Really Must Remember

When you learn a lot about your smile care, you often become well-versed in different types of symptoms. Or, if you are quick with looking things up online, you may become quite adept at seeking out symptoms and attempting to match them up with their corresponding smile health concern. While feeling educated in regard to your oral health is a wonderful thing and while the internet does have some reliable information, our Ankeny, IA team advises you to remember one thing when it comes to symptoms: You need our expertise! Now, for some additional information…

When You Spot Symptoms, Call Us Immediately

Do you see a change? Call us! Call us right away, that is! No matter what, our team needs to see your smile when a potential change with your oral health occurs!

When You Spot Symptoms, Don’t Make Assumptions

We want you to remember that just because you see or experience a symptom that seems like something you can identify positively as being associated with a particular problem doesn’t mean you’re right. Always remember that many symptoms can be attributed to multiple oral health issues. Sometimes, they’re something that will require restorative care. Sometimes, you need additional prevention. In some cases, it’s a very minor issue that will heal on its own. As mentioned, before you decide that you know just what’s going on (which can cause you to feel overly concerned or even to avoid coming in because you’re worried), call us! We will guide you through it!

When You Don’t See Symptoms, Don’t Figure Everything Is Perfect

Yay, you think to yourself! No symptoms! Your smile looks perfectly lovely, so you figure that an absence of any type of change means your oral health is exactly the same as it was during your last dental checkup and cleaning. This is possible, of course! However, it’s also possible that a change has occurred that you simply cannot see with your eyes. Always come in for your twice-a-year visits anyway, so you’re protecting your smile with complete certainty.

Call Us When You See A New Symptom

If you notice symptoms, call us right away even if you’re between checkups. If your smile looks and feels just fine, then simply wait until it’s time for your next dental checkup and come on in! Find out if you’re making good choices by scheduling a visit with your Ankeny, IA dentist today! Contact Peddicord Family Dentistry to set up an appointment by calling 515-963-3339.