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Common symptoms of tooth decay

Posted on 10/15/2023 by Weo Admin
a glass of cola in Spokane, WATooth decay can occur when acid is produced by the plaque that builds up on the teeth. Plaque build-up can lead to further problems like dental caries (holes in teeth), gum diseases, or even dental abscesses (a collection of pus at the end of the teeth or in the gums). Today, we are going to delve into tooth decay, its symptoms, and the available solutions.

Sensitivity to extreme temperatures

This is one of the symptoms that occurs early. This happens due to the exposure of the dentin that lays beneath the enamel. After the enamel is eroded, the dentin which contains tiny tubules becomes susceptible to extreme temperatures. Cold or hot foods reach the nerves through the tubules that cause a sharp pain that lasts for seconds to minutes after drinking or eating.

Tooth pain

This is one of the most common symptoms of tooth decay. It might occur as an occasional toothache or a persistent toothache. It can be hard to know which tooth is causing you pain since it might feel like several teeth are hurt making it hard for you to pinpoint the problem tooth. A toothache might keep you up all night since the pain is excruciating and unrelenting. This however is an indication of the onset of a cavity that might have reached the pulp on the inside of your tooth. The pulp contains nerves and living tissues. Sometimes the pain might suddenly disappear. You might be tempted to think that the tooth has healed itself, but in a real sense, it means that the nerves may have died. This infection can be as serious, spreading to the gums and the jawbone.

Hole in Your Tooth

As you might all know, a cavity is a hole in your tooth. Therefore, if you see a hole in your tooth or even feel it with your tongue, you have a cavity that needs filling before it grows into something more serious. Once the tooth gets infected it might fracture or even break.

Other symptoms of cavities include discoloration of the tooth, pain while biting, bad breath, and swollen gums. It is not fun to have a cavity, this should not attract judgment from anyone. Our team of dentists is here to help you regain your beautiful smile, call us today.

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