How to Know if You Have a Cavity

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So, how do you know if you have a cavity? Well, depending on the severity of your tooth decay, you may experience a variey of symptoms. Here are some of the accompanying symptoms that go along with tooth decay.

Nothing (in the early stages)

A toothache or spontaneous tooth pain

Tooth Sensitivity 

Pain (slight or severe) when eating something sweet, hot, or cold

Visible holes in your tooth. Those holes ARE cavaties

Pain when biting down

The best time to catch a cavity is in the early stages, when there are few, if any, symptoms.

Keeping your twice yearly (or more) visits with us will ensure we catch them in time!

We will let you know the best course of treatment for your particular situation. The recommendation could be as easy as watching and waiting to see if we find any tooth decay in the very early stages. Or, if you are symptomatic, we may have to formulate a more in-depth treatment plan.

As always, brush twice a day with a flouride toothpaste, floss at least once a day, and try to minimize the amount of sugar in your diet.

These steps will help you to be proactive in preventing cavities!