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What is a Necessary Dental Concern?

Alexandria VA Emergency Dental CareThere are times throughout life where you will be unsure of whether or not you should call the doctor or dentist. Determining what can wait and what needs attention can be difficult at times, and Green Dental of Alexandria wants to make sure that all of our patients receive the necessary dental care they need whenever they have a concern.

The answer to the question, “What is a necessary dental concern?” is as simple as this: if anything concerns you regarding your gums, teeth, or mouth, then it is a necessary dental concern that should be brought to your dentist’s attention.

There are certain indicators that should give everyone pause when it comes to their dental health:

  • Any pain associated with one or more teeth. Pain in a tooth generally indicates that a tooth is infected, decayed, or has been damaged. This pain will only get worse, and if there is infection or decay present it will easily spread to neighboring teeth.
  • Gums that bleed. Gums that bleed while brushing the teeth are a very good indicator that gum disease is present. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, and it is reversible with the help of your dentist. However, gingivitis that is not treated in its earliest stages will develop into periodontal disease – with no treatment possible for reversal.
  • Any tooth that is suddenly sensitive. Tooth sensitivity can indicate a number of issues going on inside the mouth. The most common are gum recession and damage to a tooth. Any notices of sudden sensitivity to hot or cold foods or beverages should not be ignored.
  • A permanent tooth that has become loose. Permanent teeth were created to stay securely in the mouth for a person’s lifetime. Any movement of a permanent tooth is a sign that something serious is going on.

While dental emergencies are relatively easy to identify, it is the questionable issues that tend to get dental patients into the most trouble. If you have any of the above signs, or anything else, concerning you about your teeth, please do not hesitate to call Green Dental of Alexandria. We are here to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile for life.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria

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Green Dental of Alexandria - Alexandria Dentist
1725 Duke St, Suite GR03
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 549-1725

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Patti B.
I had my first visit, for a routine cleaning. I am very impressed with the ease of scheduling an appointment, the convenience of appointments outside of ""regular"" business hours, the friendly staff and the thoroughness of the examination and cleaning procedure. Dr. Park was careful, compassionate, a good listener, and explained a lot about my teeth and her recommendations to care for my dental health moving forward. I am pleased and I look forward to being a long-term patient! Thanks Green Dental of Alexandria!
Roberto B.
Gold Stars on all fronts. The office is spotless, gives off a great vibe and has quiet soothing classical music playing. The front desk people are very warm and go above and beyond. Televisions are placed above the chairs so you can relax and watch TV while they work away under the hood. Dr. Park is very kind, thorough, and addressed all my concerns and questions.
Sure cleanings hurt a bit, but I actually look forward to them now!
Lauren K.
Best dental experience I've had in a long time. The reception/billing staff was friendly and helpful. The dental hygienists were gentle and knowledgeable. Dr Park was kind, thorough, and answered all of my questions. I'll be back!
Terry A.
Dr. Park has a wonderful manner with her patients! I feel very fortunate to have her as my dentist. Her hygienists and office staff are very competent and kind. I would go nowhere else.
Jennifer B.
I just had my first appointment at Green Dental and I couldn't be happier with their service. I tend to be nervous when going to the dentist, but all of the staff were very welcoming and nice. The exam chair massages your back as you're getting your cleaning and there's a television on the ceiling to distract you from dental work. The cleaning and evaluation was very gentle. Thanks, Green Dental!
Saletta C.
I've been a patient for 3.5 years. Today I got a tooth pulled. I am not proud of that. Dr. Park gave me options today that included allowing her to pull it or go see an Oral Surgeon. There was no way I was leaving her office when I trust her so much. I was nervous but I trust her more than anyone I've ever trusted to complete dental work. I am very found of Dr. Park and how caring and gentle her care is with each patient. I was equally impressed when I walked into her office today. Dr. Park was personally calling a patient just to see how he was doing after a visit. I joked with her about that .... what Dr. calls just to check on you anymore. Very nice. Very much appreciated.
Ranjana S.
I picked this because it was close and was impressed with the polite professionalism I encountered. Loved that I did not have to wait, but also loved the massage chair to relax tired back muscles. I felt the cost of procedures was a little on the high side...
Chantel L.
One of the best dental clinics I've been to thus far. I love the fact that they give an incentive (free tooth whitening) for good dental hygiene and their service is impeccable. I'm happy they actually went over the x-rays and pictures they took of my teeth to give more knowledge of what they look for in x-rays. I'm so happy I found them!
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