Signs Your Tooth Has a Cavity

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The development of tooth decay is an important reason to visit the dentist right away, before the cavity will continue to grow and become severe, complicating treatment. Severe cavities can result in the need for root canal therapy to keep the tooth protected. We offer a review of early signs of a cavity so that you can receive treatment as soon as possible and preserve your smile.

Because it’s not always easy to know that you have a cavity, you should continue to schedule regular dental checkups every six months so that you can receive routine oral exams that enable our team to inspect your mouth and detect any areas that are vulnerable can could grow decay so that we can monitor your smile and prevent problems. However, if you suspect there is tooth decay in your smile, we encourage you to schedule a dental checkup now, even if it is not time for your next routine visit.

A commons sign of cavities is dental pain, either a constant tooth pain or discomfort that occurs when you bite down. Similarly, developing tooth sensitivity is another symptom of a cavity. You may even be able to glimpse a cavity as a black or dark brown spot or tiny hole in the surface of your tooth.

Early detection of a cavity increases the chances of conservative dental treatment. We may be able to provide dental bonding to repair the area where tooth decay was on the tooth enamel, but a cavity that penetrated deeper may require a dental filling or crown following the removal of any decay.

We invite you to contact Blue Ridge Dentistry at 828-264-3333 today and schedule a visit with our dentists, Dr. Michael Taylor, if you are concerned about treatment for cavities in Boone, North Carolina.