People say that dental care is one of the most expensive treatments. They also say that toothache is one of the worst pains, anyone can ever experience.
Due to these two factors, people are often scared of their dentists. They don’t want to spend more money. They don’t want to feel the pain. When they hide stuff from their dentists, their disease worsens overtime and this can lead to more excruciating pain.
Here are the things you should tell your dentist.
1. Prior Medical Conditions
It is highly recommended to tell your dentist about any prior medical conditions. Tell what medicines you took and what type of diseases you suffered from. Medical conditions such as AIDS and diabetes make you more viable to infection.
Depending from doctor – doctor, your medicine might need a little alteration or you may need to go through the cleansing of your oral cavity.
2. Pain in Arms and Legs
Sometimes we feel pain in arms and legs due to excessive work. It is normal. But it is definitely not normal, if you feel pain in your arms and legs all the time.
You might think that due to aging, it is a normal thing to frequently experience arm and leg pain but it’s important to know that your pain symptoms could be associated with diabetic neuropathy.
The overuse of dental adhesives can trigger your body into nerve damage.
You need to be open with your dentist so that he/she can devise a correct medical plan for you.
Fatigue is related with sleep apnea. If you feel tired frequently, tell your dentist. He’ll check up on you to tell if you suffer from sleep apnea or not.
Fatigue can also be a symptom of mercury poisoning, which in turn, can be caused by metal fillings.
Headaches are mostly harmless. They arise mostly due to weakness or fatigue. However, it is a lesser known fact that headaches can be a cause of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), an infected tooth or a cavity.
The TMJ is a joint which connects temporal bones to your skull. Sometimes, due to dental negligence, a sharp instrument may harm the joint. Dental scaling, root canal or dental filling – the sharp instruments are in your mouth all the time. Sub-consciously or due to malpractice, it may collide with the joint, resulting in pain inside the mouth and frequent headaches.
If you suffer from headaches, consult your dentist. You can also tell him about the possibility of TMJ so that he/she can look it up.
If you are pregnant, you should tell your dentist. This way, the dentist will take precautionary measurements to protect your unborn child from harmful X-rays. Pregnancy sometimes causes Anemia. Depending on your situation, your medicine may need to be changed.
NOTE: It is important to tell the dentist whether your pregnancy is a confirmation or just a possibility. This helps determine all the aspects of the situation of your dental care.