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If you start to experience a throbbing toothache, or if you suffered a dental accident or a fall that resulted in a broken tooth, then you may already be planning a visit to the dentist to address the discomfort. However, you should not be in the habit of only visiting Ryan D. Sparks, DMD for a dental emergency. We encourage you to schedule regular dental appointments to prevent minor tooth problems from developing into painful conditions.

Ideally, patients of all ages should visit the dentist every six months so that an experienced dental team can clean the teeth and gums and examine the oral cavity for any signs of tooth decay, enamel erosion, oral cancer or gum disease. In fact, our dentist may recommend that you visit our office more frequently if you have vulnerable oral health that requires periodic dental treatment.

If you have noticed changes occurring in the color or texture of teeth, gums or soft tissues, schedule an appointment for an oral exam right away. Additionally, if you experience bleeding around the gums when brushing or flossing, or are struggling with a persistent bad odor or bad taste, our dentist needs to know. Any sudden changes in your tooth alignment or bite could also signify a need to see the dentist. Dr. Ryan D. Sparks should be made aware of any medical diagnoses, sudden illnesses or changes in prescription medications, as these can affect your oral health.

Don’t delay visiting our office until you have an obvious dental problem or experienced an emergency. We encourage you to call our team at 541-754-9322 today if you are due for your next dental checkup in Corvallis, Oregon, to maintain your dental health.