Signs You Need to Go to the Dentist

LVI-Trained Dentist Serving Oakton, Vienna, McLean and Nearby Northern Virginia

The American Dental Association recommends that you see your dentist every six months to help ensure proper dental health. Dr. Michael Chung uses these biannual visits to provide thorough teeth cleanings and comprehensive evaluations, both of which are necessary for the prevention and early detection of common oral health issues.

However, even if you come to our office twice a year for cleanings and examinations, there are some signs that may necessitate additional visits.

When to See Our Dentist

In addition to your regularly scheduled visits, you should contact our office immediately if you have a dental emergency such as a tooth that has been knocked out. If you have lost a tooth, try to preserve it in ice or cold water until we can get you in. We make every effort to see to dental emergencies as soon as possible.

You should also contact our dentist to schedule an appointment if you:

  • Experience swelling or bleeding of the gums
  • Are suffering from sensitivity or pain in one or more teeth
  • Have a chipped, cracked, or broken a tooth
  • Have persistent bad breath
  • Have pain in or around the jaw area

Any pain or discomfort in the jaw and mouth should prompt a call to our office. Many small issues can cause these types of symptoms, but left untreated, they can grow into rather substantial problems necessitating invasive and comprehensive dental care. When in doubt, contacting our office can help you determine the best course of action.

We are dedicated to your oral health. No matter if you are visiting us for a regularly scheduled appointment or seeking additional dental services, we will do everything possible to ensure your maximum comfort and satisfaction.

If you are looking for a dentist in the areas of Northern Virginia or Washington D.C., please contact Softouch Dental Care by calling 703-319-6990 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Chung today.