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Are You Dealing with Any of These Common Symptoms of a Cavity?

July 24, 2020

Are You Dealing with Any of These Common Symptoms of a Cavity?

Everyone knows they don’t want a cavity but not everyone knows exactly what a cavity is or what its symptoms are. A cavity occurs when decay damages a tooth. Read on to learn about some of the most common symptoms of a cavity. If you believe you might have one, contact California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 to make a dental appointment.

A Toothache

If you have a toothache constantly, or a toothache that keeps coming back to the same area time and time again, it could be caused by a cavity. In fact, for most people, a toothache is the first symptom of a cavity. This is why we recommend that if you experience a toothache that does not go away and stay away with over the counter medication, you should contact your local dentist.

Sensitive Teeth

If your teeth are sensitive to hot and/or cold substances then it might be time to have a cavity filling done. Do you get a sharp pain when you eat ice cream? When you try to sip on hot coffee, do you get a shooting pain? If you can notice that one or more teeth have pain when you eat hot or cold foods then you should talk to your dentist about solutions.

You Have Noticed Holes or Pits in Your Teeth

If you have visible signs of cavities, such as holes or pits in your mouth, then you very likely are dealing with cavities. If you are not sure if you have holes or pits, take a look at the tooth or teeth that are giving you trouble. If they have pits or holes then you definitely need to contact your local dentist for a thorough exam and cleaning.

Your Teeth Are Stained

There are many potential reasons teeth may become stained, including enamel demineralization, and stains from dark foods and drinks like coffee and tea. However, if you have stains coupled with other common cavity symptoms then the stain might be yet another sign that you have a cavity.

You Experience Pain When You Bite Down

Is it particularly painful when you bite down on one side of your mouth? That is another sign that you have a cavity on that side of your mouth. There are other potential causes, such as cracked teeth or loose fillings. However, even if it is one of those issues, you still need to talk to your dentist.

Don’t Guess What’s Wrong – Let Us Help

If you are ready to find out what is wrong with your tooth, how you can heal it, and how you can get back to normal, then it is time to contact California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161. We have numerous offices in Southern California and look forward to helping you find the best option for your unique needs.

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