Do I Have a Dental Cavity?
posted: Aug. 03, 2016.
Find out if there are any warning signs that you may have a cavity.
Cavities are one of the most common dental problems that can affect people of all ages. While cavities are completely preventable, bad brushing habits, lack of flossing and consuming a lot of sugar can certainly lead to this issue. Find out more about cavities and when you should make a trip to see our Riverview, MI dentists.
What are the signs of a dental cavity?
It’s important to know that not all cavities present with symptoms. In fact, most of the time people can’t even tell that they have a cavity until they come in to see our Riverview general dentists for a routine dental exam. However, there are some signs that may be telling you that you could have a cavity:
- You are experiencing dental pain
- You notice that a tooth has become more sensitive, particularly to hot or cold
- There is a visible hole in the tooth
If you notice any of these symptoms you need to contact us right away so we can treat your cavity before it gets worse.
How is a dental cavity treated?
A cavity won’t go away on its own so it’s always a good idea that if you suspect an issue that you come into our office. If we detect a cavity the number one goal is to remove the decayed enamel.
A cavity is treated while you’re under local anesthesia, so you won’t experience any discomfort. Once the area is thoroughly numb, we will drill away all the decayed areas of the tooth and make sure that everything has been removed before we start to rebuild the tooth. We will fill the tooth with a tooth-colored resin that we can mold over the tooth and then harden painlessly once we have the perfect shape.
Cavities should never go ignored. After all, tooth enamel can’t heal itself. If you suspect you have a cavity, or if you just need to schedule a routine appointment, then turn the dentists at Southshore Dental in Riverview, MI for the dentistry you deserve.