People have had to deal with cavities at least once in their lifetime. It can be quite uncomfortable if not treated from an early stage. As cavity can’t be detected at it’s early stage, especially by those who usually have healthy teeth.
Here are the main signs that you should make an appointment to one of the dental clinics in your town:
While the occasional bad breath a person may have for eating garlic or cheese is not a cause for concern, if you have noticed that your breath is not as fresh as is it once used to be, it may be time to visit a dentist. Excessive plaque is one of the reasons why cavities appear in the first place and it may also cause your breath to have an unpleasant smell. When this happens on a daily basis, rather than reaching for the mints, have your dentist take a look at your teeth, just to rule out any potential cavities and treat anything that needs to be treated.
Sugar and temperature sensitivity
Even though your teeth may not usually hurt, if you feel a sharp pain every time you eat a piece of chocolate, it is a sure sign that you have a hidden cavity. The problem is that many cavities are not easily visible, so even if you cannot see anything suspicious when you look in the mirror, you need to have a specialist look at your teeth closely; they will know what to look for and to identify a cavity. The same goes with sudden temperature changes. If a tooth begins to hurt while you are drinking something very cold or hot, it could be a sign that you have a cavity.
This is by far one of the surest signs that you have a cavity and it is actually a very serious one, because it means that the cavity has reached a nerve and that is why you are feeling the pain. In these cases, you should make an emergency appointment to the dentist, because the pain will only get more acute if you don’t get it treated as soon as possible.
Even though you may have a very good oral hygiene, sometimes this problem appears because of stress, and low calcium levels. In fact, by the age of 17, over three thirds of the population has had at least one cavity treated, so this is by far one of the most common dental problems a person can have. The important thing is to treat it as soon as possible, because the treatment will be much easier if the cavity is treated at its early stage, rather than waiting for too long and ending up needing a root canal treatment.