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If you think you might have a cavity but you’re not quite sure, you have come to the right blog. Today, our dentist, Dr. Nathan Schwartz, is happy to discuss the signs and symptoms of a cavity so you can know if you are a victim or not. There are many signs and symptoms of a cavity, and those signs and symptoms are:

-A toothache that lasts more than two days (Pain in the tooth is a clear sign of a cavity)

-Tooth sensitivity and pain when biting or chewing with the tooth

-Pits on the surfaces of the tooth (A hole or indentation in the tooth enamel is usually a cavity. Some pits are only detected on dental X-rays)

-Pus around the tooth (This is an obvious and very serious sign of a cavity. It’s important to visit our office for treatment right away)

There are many culprits behind cavities. Some causes include poor oral hygiene, eating a lot of sugary and high-carbohydrate foods and drinks, dry mouth, plaque buildup and exposure to bacteria and acid. If you think you are a victim of tooth decay, it’s very important to seek treatment right away so the cavity doesn’t get worse.

If you have a cavity, make sure to call Henderson Family Dental as soon as possible. If you don’t treat your cavity quickly, it can affect the inner structures of the teeth and even spread to affect the surrounding teeth. The sooner you treat your cavity, the better. Please call 702-564-2526 now to schedule an appointment or to find answers to your questions about cavities!