It can be confusing sometimes to know whether to immediately respond to a change you notice with your smile. Part of you thinks that you should hop in the car, zoom on over to our practice, and announce that you really need to see your Riverside dentist the moment something feels different. The other part of your thinks that you should probably give your smile some time to get better and then you might give us a call. We generally suggest simply calling us to set up a dental checkup if something out of the ordinary occurs, so you don’t panic or procrastinate. Consider a few S-terms that will help you see, it’s usually a good idea to set up a visit just in case.


Are you experiencing swelling? If your gums are swollen, you should schedule a visit with your Riverside dentist. Why is this so important? Well, by the time inflammation makes itself known, you are likely dealing with gingivitis. If this is the case, you need treatment right now to keep it from becoming a form of a gum disease that’s much more difficult to treat.


Symptoms are simply signs of a potential underlying problem. This means that if you see changes or notice something new, it’s smarter to schedule a visit with your Riverside dentist than to just ignore them. Are they always red flags of a serious problem? Nope. However, sometimes they are. It’s best to get the care you need now.

Sensation Changes

Maybe you don’t see something new but you feel something. It could be pain, discomfort, numbness, feeling like something’s stuck in your throat or between your teeth, soreness, etc. Whatever the sensation change, let your Riverside dentist know.

Bring Your Smile To Us For Whatever Care Your Smile Needs

Bring yourself in one time every six months for preventive care and set up additional treatments for anything else your smile requires to remain healthy and beautiful. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.