periodontist near me

Many of us have made the mistake of waiting until we were in agonizing pain to visit the dentist. Don’t be that person, make a habit out of visiting your dentist at least twice a year.

Your oral health is very important, and it should always make your “to do” list.

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In order to prevent tooth decay, periodontal disease, oral cancer, and more, you should make sure to schedule regular professional examinations and cleanings to maintain your oral health. Doing so will enable your dentist to catch the signs of oral illness early.

Reasons We Avoid Going

According to the HDI Institute, the main reasons we avoid going to the dentist are the cost, not “needing” to, time, and anxiety. If we allow these concerns to get in the way of our oral care, more serious issues can develop. 

When Should I See the Dentist?

The American Dental Association (ADA) advises that we visit the dentist twice a year for cleanings and examinations. If you are experiencing any of the following concerns you should make an additional appointment with our periodontist in 22302.

  1. Bloody, swollen, or red gums
  2. Stiff or painful jaw
  3. Dryness of mouth
  4. Sores in mouth that aren’t going away
  5. Pain in mouth, face, or teeth
  6. Recent dental work such as fillings, crowns, implants, or root canals
  7. Pain with eating or drinking
  8. Smoking cigarettes or the use of other tobacco products
  9. Injury to the mouth, face, or teeth
  10. Pregnancy
  11. Questions or concerns about oral health

If you have any questions or concerns, contact our periodontics office in Alexandria, VA today to schedule a consultation.

Karl A. Smith, DDS, MS
Phone: (703) 894-4867
2500 N. Van Dorn St., Suite 128
Alexandria, VA 22302
Karl A. Smith, DDS, MS
Phone: (301) 638-4867
601 Post Office Rd., Suite 1-B
Waldorf , MD 20602