Tripboba.com - Cavities can form in a single tooth or between two teeth, so understanding the signs and symptoms can help you stay on top of things.
Here is a list of seven warning signs that could indicate that you have a cavity between your teeth. It's possible that these aren't the same for everybody. If you think you may have a cavity, make an appointment with your dentist.
1. Heat or cold sensitivity
Since the cavity is wearing away at your enamel, heat or cold sensitivity is a common side effect of cavities. When the enamel on your tooth deteriorates, the nerves underneath become more vulnerable. You can have a cavity if you bite into your dinner and feel a tinge of pain or residual pain after a hot meal or drink.
One of the most common reasons people visits the dentist is for tooth pain. This is not the same as tooth sensitivity. Your mouth may be in chronic pain rather than experiencing pain in response to stimuli such as hot food or a cold drink.
This can be anything from a minor toothache to a serious one. When you have tooth pain, regardless of how severe it is, you should see your dentist.
3. Halitosis (bad breath)
Another indication that you might have a cavity is bad breath, also known as halitosis. Although some people can overlook minor tooth pain, bad breath is much more difficult to overlook. It is a common reason for people to visit their dentist.
Another symptom of a cavity is dark spots on your teeth. Before holes develop in the tooth, dark spots usually appear.
A hole in your teeth is normally an indication that you have a serious cavity. This means that, although your cavity can still be repaired, it will likely require more effort than simple cavities. It's best to try to capture cavities before they progress to this point.
Pus development is similar to the formation of holes, indicates that your cavity has advanced and that you can seek dental treatment right away. Pus can signify the formation of an abscess in your cavity.
7. Chipping or breaking
Several items, such as eating hard candy, can cause chipping or breaking. To avoid bacteria from getting in and causing infection, both the cavity and the damaged tooth would need to be patched.