If you have ever experienced tooth sensitivity during the winter months, or a sudden throbbing feeling where a cavity has previously been filled, you are not alone! Although it is not common knowledge, millions of people experience oral health side effects specifically because of the cold weather. At Periodontics & Implant Dentistry of Middle Tennessee, we are here to help you stave off any pain or discomfort associated with your mouth and the season. Our goal is to have happy and healthy patients—not only during the long, cold winter months, but all year long.

Tune Into Your Mouth

In order to make sure that you are on top of your oral health, it is important to be aware of what to look out for in terms of seasonal changes affecting your mouth. As such, the following serve as general guidelines for common ailments seen this time of the year:

• Dry mouth, which typically occurs because of mouth breathing during a cold
• Tooth sensitivity, which is particularly acute as temperatures continue to drop
• Cold sores and canker sores, which can become infected if not treated properly
• Tooth abscesses, which are likely exacerbated by the frigid temperatures

Regular Examinations Are Key

If you experience any of the aforementioned symptoms, or even if you do not, it is important to schedule regular checkups with us to ensure you stay on top of any issues that may arise. And when it comes to a thoroughly vetted periodontist in Murfreesboro, TN, to treat these issues, Periodontics & Implant Dentistry of Middle Tennessee has you covered. Our resident dentist, Dr. Steven Daniel, will give you personalized attention and an effective treatment plan, if necessary. Simply call our office today at 615-200-1199 or fill out an online appointment request form to get started on better dental health during the winter.