Cavities are associated with pain, aches, and a feeling of dread knowing that you need to visit your dentist as soon as possible. If a cavity isn’t taken care of, it can be harmful to your oral health. Cavities that are left untreated will continue to decay and your tooth will eventually become unsalvageable. A cavity, as you probably know, is a tooth that has developed decay. Once the tooth has developed decay, a hole will form and it will go deeper and deeper toward the root of the tooth. Your tooth will also be broken down and can lead to even more oral health problems or overall body issues if it is not taken care of. Cavities occur when you don’t properly care for your teeth. This can mean not flossing frequently enough or not brushing your teeth the recommended twice a day. As a dentist at Lifetime Smiles, we see cavities quite frequently and we know they can be very painful. We also know that coming in with a cavity will fill you with unease.
In today’s blog, we’ll be covering early detections of cavities, so you can ensure your oral health is in tip-top shape. It’s important that you know what to look for when it comes to cavities in your teeth. By knowing the signs of a cavity, you’ll be able to avoid harm to your teeth and know when to schedule an appointment with your dentist.
To help you know when it’s time to visit your dentist due to a cavity, we compiled a list of signs to look out for. Any discomfort in the mouth is a nuisance and can be cause for alarm, but when you know the specific signs to be aware of, then you won’t be in danger of allowing a cavity to fester for too long. By knowing certain sensitivities in your mouth, you’ll be much more prepared for when you do have a cavity versus something less severe.
If you think you have a cavity, then take the time to book an appointment with a dentist at Lifetime Smiles today.