4 Signs You May Have a Cavity

4 Signs You May Have a Cavity

Inadequate preventive care leads to tooth decay and it eventually leads to cavities. Without proper care, it is difficult to determine how healthy your teeth and gums are. If it is too late to identify, you may already have a cavity.

Early detection of tooth decay helps in removing right away which prevents the cavity from spreading. If cavity left untreated, it can lead to problems such as chewing, pain or discomfort, abscess or infection and ultimately tooth loss.

4 signs that you may have a cavity.

  • Toothache

It is the most common symptom of a cavity. During a toothache, the soft pulp inside the tooth becomes infected or irritated and leads to pain.

Eating sugary foods, chewing and consuming hot or cold beverages worsens the pain. It is important to see a dentist immediately.

  • Bad Breath

If there is no tooth pain, bad breath may indicate a problem of tooth decay. Brushing and flossing not regularly leave food particles in between and on teeth.

Bad breath also leads to other serious health problems such as gum disease, which can damage the bone near the mouth.

  • Spots on the Teeth or Loose Fillings

If you notice a black, brown, white or grey spot on your tooth, this indicates a cavity. These soft spots in the enamel of the tooth show there is an infection.

If you notice a spot on your teeth but don’t feel any pain, see a dentist immediately. If you have a loose or missing filling, visit a dentist before bacteria grows and causes a painful dental problem.

  • A Broken Tooth

Broken teeth are prone to decay and cavities. A dentist not only recreates your tooth with natural-looking materials but also protects your mouth from painful decay.

If you notice a broken tooth you should get it restored immediately.

It does not matter what type of cavity symptom you’re experiencing, see the dentist as soon as you identify a problem.

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