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Dental Exams & Medical Issues

Oct 24 • 1 minute read

Dental Exams & Medical Issues

It may surprise you that a routine dental exam can discover a myriad of health problems!

Acid Reflux
*Stomach acid
*enamel erosion
-dry mouth
-erosion lesions near the back of the mouth

Anemia (reduced red blood cells)
*lining if mouth may be a very pale pink
*tongue is very smooth

Diabetes
*dry mouth
*receding guns
*bleeding gums
*loose teeth

Heart Disease
*swollen red bleeding gums
*gun disease

HIV
*oral warts, lesions, white, red, purple, or brown spots on the tongue or in the mouth
*infections

Infections
*severe pain
*swelling
*redness around the infected area
*fever
*drainage around affected tooth

Oral Cancer
*red and white lessons on floor of the mouth. palate and tongue

Rheumatoid Arthritis
*jaw swelling
*difficulty in opening mouth too wide
-general pain in jaw

Stress
*Bruxism (teeth grinding)
*enamel erosion
*cracked teeth

These are just some of the medical issues that can be discovered during a dental exam. It would be an understatement to say dental exams are important. Dental exams play a crucial role in your overall health.

Call us today to book your dental exam!

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