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A toothache can be a real nuisance (and always seems to pop up at the wrong time!). But besides a minor annoyance, it could be a lot more serious than you think. Read on for three common instances when you’ll want to get right to the dentist.

Teeth pain

Bleeding or Receding Gums

Bloody or receding gums, often accompanied by pain and sensitivity, is not something you want to ignore. Often times, these symptoms are a sign of gum disease. In its early stages, gingivitis can be treated and even reversed. However, if it’s allowed to advance, you make have a bigger problem on your hands. Advanced gum disease can lead to issues like infection and tooth loss.


An abscess, or infection, is another red alert to get to the dentist. An abscess is an infection that can occur within the tooth or in the gums and is generally accompanied by a lot of pain and discomfort. There’s no curing an abscess without treatment, so you have no choice but to head to the dentist to get rid of it. If you don’t take care of the problem, the infection can spread and even become life-threatening.


If you experience any type of trauma to a tooth or teeth, it’s important to get to the dentist to have it checked out. Sometimes, it takes days or even weeks to realize the effects of a hit to the face. So, even if you aren’t in immediate pain or discomfort, it’s a great idea to get Dr. Sidhu’s professional opinion.