Dangers of Self-Diagnosing Dental Problems without Seeing a Dentist

Woman with dental problemsLong story short, you could be wrong. Let’s say you have been experiencing a toothache or other dental problems for quite some time. You think long and hard about what it must be before making your decision. Perhaps you google it.

You think you have found out what the problem must be, and in that case you believe you now know how to fix it. Self-treatment is a whole different ball game. But self-diagnosing can be just as dangerous.

You Could Be Wrong

You looked around on the internet for a while, and while you think about what you are feeling, you are convinced it must just be a cavity. That can wait a little while, you think. I’ll pencil in an appointment when I have time, you think. So, you go on with your life. While you are, though, the bacterial infection in your jaw that is really there is rotting your tooth from the inside out. By the time you come to see us, you wind up needing oral surgery to get everything flushed out.

So? Moral of the story? Don’t guess. Dentists have many more years of experience with this than you do. We have the technology to see what you can’t, the collaboration to discuss findings to ensure a correct diagnosis, and the schooling to know what to look for. What you brush off could very easily be something so much worse.

A lot can go wrong when it comes to the mouth, but a lot can get worse when left alone. If you are feeling any kind of pain or discomfort, we urge you to contact our office.

We can spot easily spot dental problems and take care of them in a jiffy, no hassles and no potential for it to be left untreated until it is eventually becomes even a bigger problem. We are here to help and to find a solution that is in your best interest.


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