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Ideally, you should see your dentist at least every six months for a professional cleaning and examination. At Smiley Dental Irving in Irving, Texas, our dentist Dr. Shailee Shah can remove the plaque and tartar that lead to tooth decay and gum disease; and diagnose and treat any problems.

However, there will be other times when you should come in see us . If you notice any changes in the color or texture of your mouth, gums or teeth, give our office a call. If you experience pain, numbness, pressure or sensitivity in your teeth or mouth, let us know.

Any time you injure your teeth or your gums, you should seek treatment from your dentist. Even if the damage does not seem serious, the root with the nerves, and blood vessels of the tooth may be damaged, or a chip or crack in your tooth could lead to an infection and a root canal or extraction. Pain is a good indicator that you need to make an appointment for an examination. If you have lost a crown or a filling, or have damaged your bridge or other dental work, you should come see us, even if you are not in pain.

If you are having a problem with your mouth or teeth, or if it is time for you or members of your family to have a cleaning, and exam, contact our office at 972.554.0170. We’ll be happy to schedule your appointment.