Signs You Have a Cavity

Signs You Have a Cavity

image of doctor checking for cavity

Cavities are one of the most common issues affecting people’s teeth, and they can affect people of any age.

Infections can develop if these minute pores and fissures are not discovered and treated in a timely manner. And if they are not addressed, they can result in the loss of teeth, which will make it much more expensive to either repair or replace them.

It is possible that if you have never had a cavity before, you will not know what to look for when you see one. Because of this, it is extremely important to be aware of when you have a cavity so that you can stop it from getting worse.

You do not want your cavity to progress to the point where you need a root canal or an extraction, both of which might necessitate getting a dental crown or an implant.

Here is how to tell whether you have a cavity.

Do you have a toothache?

When you have a cavity in your tooth that has not been treated, you will most likely experience discomfort.

When a toothache strikes, it is time to make an appointment with the dentist. Do not put it off any longer. When you have cavities in their early stages, you may experience discomfort whenever you bite down on anything you eat, such as a piece of candy.

When it goes further, you will suffer from tooth discomfort even when you are not chewing on anything, 

Are you feeling tooth sensitivity?

Because germs are wearing away at the enamel of your teeth, you are experiencing sensitivity in your teeth. The pulp and nerves of the teeth are shielded by enamel. 

In the early stages, your teeth will become sensitive if you consume something that is either hot or cold, acidic or sweet. It is possible that you will not feel anything at other times.

Are you seeing a small hole in your tooth?

If you can see through your tooth, then the cavity has developed to a more serious stage. If you have had an infection in your tooth and it has turned into an abscess, you will almost certainly require a number of fillings and may even require a root canal.

If there is a hole in the crown of the tooth, you should rub your tongue over it. It is probably a cavity if you feel like there is a hole there.

When inspecting your teeth for a cavity, the bottom teeth are much easier to spot in the reflection in the mirror. Invest in a dental mirror so you can more easily examine your upper teeth.

Do you see discoloration in your teeth?

It is simple to recognize the presence of a cavity in a tooth that has been neglected for an extended period of time. On the tooth that is affected, it will appear as though a black spot has appeared. If you notice a change in the color of your teeth, you may have a cavity.

Your teeth will first exhibit a black stain, followed by the formation of holes. There is a possibility of a hole there that you are unable to perceive.

In its place, there is a dark area, which is often gray, brown, or black. If you notice this patch on your enamel, then germs have already started to find their way into your tooth. If you have a cavity, you will definitely be able to tell by the presence of a black spot on your tooth.

If you think you have a cavity forming, it is important to take action quickly. Get in touch with us today to arrange an appointment and make sure you have a smile that you can be proud of.