Pay attention to the signs and head to a dentist if you suspect that you have a cavity. Here are eight signs of decay to watch for.
Pain is the most obvious sign that something is wrong. But you don’t have to wait until you’re hurting to see a dentist; you might notice one of the other following signs before you develop a throbbing toothache.
Teeth that are suddenly very sensitive to temperature changes may be affected by decay.
If there’s already a hole in your tooth enamel from a cavity, then the spot may sting when it comes in contact with sugar.
Teeth shouldn’t hurt when you chew. A tooth with a cavity may hurt when it’s put under pressure.
This is a sign that will let you know you have a pretty advanced cavity in between two teeth.
Rotting tooth material does give off a foul odor. You may notice this as a rotten taste in your mouth or someone may comment that your breath smells bad.
If you can see actual pits or holes in your teeth, then those could very well be cavities.
Stain doesn’t always mean a cavity, but it can sometimes hide the beginnings of a new cavity.
Getting a filling isn’t much fun. The sooner you fill a cavity, though, the more likely you are to save your tooth. Visit your dentist as soon as possible.
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Precision Digital Dentistry
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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