If you have spent your whole adult life living without a cavity, then you should give yourself a literal pat on the back because that’s a big deal. The only downfall of never having a cavity is that you may not know what to expect if you all of a sudden do end up with one. So, what are the signs of a cavity?
A Dark Spot
Sometimes there are no strong symptoms of a cavity. When it’s left untreated, that’s when patients start to experience more symptoms. If you notice that you have a dark spot on your tooth that you just can’t get off with your toothbrush, then this may be a cavity.
If left untreated, one of the strongest signs of a cavity is a toothache. Toothaches can range from a slight amount of aching when you bite or a shooting sensation that goes through your mouth. To help ease the pain until you come to Clear Lake Dental Care, try taking some over the counter medication.
The tricky thing about tooth sensitivity is that it can be caused by a variety of different things. However, if you are experiencing a toothache and tooth sensitivity at the same time, then it may be a sign of a cavity. Tooth sensitivity typically occurs when you eat or drink something that’s either really cold or really hot.
Schedule A Consultation
If you think that you may have a cavity, then schedule an appointment with Clear Lake Dental Care today. During your appointment, we will examine your teeth to see if you have a cavity. To learn more about cavities or fillings for cavities, call our Webster office at (832) 479-4676.