You might already have your next regular checkup scheduled. However, you might find that there is a need for you to go back a lot sooner than that. To make sure that you are not missing the signs that indicate that you have a need for another appointment much sooner, you will want to review the following information.
You Have Noticed Spots Of Pus
Pus comes from an infection that is starting to break out through your gums. Even if you believe that you have cleaned a lot of it out and you are not seeing any more, you probably still have an infection brewing under your gums. It is just so far down that you are not able to see it with your own eyes. However, upon close inspection by a dentist and some X-rays, it will be able to be determined if you have an infected tooth. The sooner that infection is cleared up and the problem tooth is cared for, the sooner you will be perfectly recovered.
You Have Super Sensitive Teeth
If you have started to notice that your teeth are now much more sensitive to hot or cold foods and drinks, then you may want to get in touch with your family dentist. This is especially important if it is something that is a new problem for you or that has just become a problem overnight. You might have a severe cavity that is being bothered by the extreme temperatures. You will continue to deal with that discomfort and pain until you go to the dentist so he or she can resolve the problem.
You Just Got A Tooth Knocked Out
Should you suddenly find that a tooth of yours has been knocked out of place, you will want to make an emergency appointment with your dentist. If that is not possible, you will want to find a dentist that takes walk-ins because you have limited time in order to try to get the tooth set back in place. Not all teeth can be reset in the mouth, so you will need a quality dentist to examine the tooth and your mouth to determine if it is a possibility. If it isn't, then they can discuss with you some other options, such as getting an implant.
If you find yourself experiencing any of the previously mentioned points, you will want to schedule an appointment with your general dentist right away.