Dental Tips Blog

Oct
19

You Might Have a Cavity if You Notice One of These 8 Signs

Posted in Fillings

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.

  1. Tooth Pain

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.

  1. Unusual Temperature Sensitivity

Teeth that are suddenly very sensitive to temperature changes may be affected by decay.

  1. Sensitivity to Sweets

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.

  1. Stinging Pain When You Bite Down on Food

Teeth shouldn’t hurt when you chew. A tooth with a cavity may hurt when it’s put under pressure.

  1. Food or Floss Getting Stuck on Teeth

This is a sign that will let you know you have a pretty advanced cavity in between two teeth.

  1. Bad Taste in Your Mouth and/or Bad Breath

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.

  1. Pits or Holes in Your Teeth

If you can see actual pits or holes in your teeth, then those could very well be cavities.

  1. Dark Stained Spots

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.

Posted on behalf of:
Precision Digital Dentistry
674 US-202/206
Suite 7
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
(908) 955-6999

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