A Tooth Under Your Eye?
Did you read the story about the woman who was experiencing facial pain, only to find out that the discomfort was coming from a tooth…under her eye?
The woman (a resident of Guangzhou, China) began experiencing discomfort when she was eating. It caused so much pain that she had to seek out emergency care. Her doctors discovered that the pain was coming from a one-inch tooth, far above her natural smile line. Fortunately, the tooth was easily removed.
Surprisingly, it’s not all uncommon to have impacted teeth that grow out of place. It is not even uncommon to have extra teeth develop alongside of naturally occurring teeth. That’s why the dentists at SEDA Dental routinely check for pathological findings (like cysts, infections…and even extra teeth) during each and every checkup.
One of the most efficient ways to screen for problems like the one this woman experienced is by taking comprehensive x-rays for diagnostic purposes.
If we find an irregularity, like a missing or impacted tooth, we can take the necessary steps before problems start. It’s just another convenient and effective way to put your smile first.
Don’t steam your freshly-picked apples to make them soft enough to eat, the way this woman had to. When extra, decayed, diseased, or impacted teeth need to be removed, SEDA Dental offers comfortable extractions in one of our conveniently located Florida dentist offices.
How long has it been since your last checkup? If it’s been longer than six months, it’s time to schedule your next visit. Check out our $69 exam, x-ray, and cleaning special that’s available to new patients. We’ll screen for problems like impacted teeth, cavities, or causes of facial/dental pain so that you know what steps to take to keep your smile healthy for life.