4 Signs Of A Cavity

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Cavities are one of the most common dental problems that an individual can have, and form after excessive plaque buildup due to poor dental hygiene. If allowed to progress without being treated, cavities can eat away at a significant portion of a tooth and cause all sorts of additional dental problems. Thankfully, there are a number of cavity warning signs that you can watch out for to determine when you need to head in to your dentist's office to get your teeth checked for cavities.

Chewing Pain

Perhaps the most obvious sign that you have a cavity in your mouth is if you notice that you're suddenly experiencing pain while eating normally. This is usually because your cavity has made it easier for you to put pressure on a nerve in your mouth, or has even exposed the nerve itself – which will cause an excruciating amount of pain. Depending on how bad your cavity is, this pain may remain even while you are not eating, in the form of constant and dull pulsating pain around the cavity itself.

Temperature Sensitivity

Beyond pure pain while eating or going about your normal day to day activities, you may find that a tooth with a cavity is especially sensitive to hot and cold temperatures compared to the rest of your mouth. Again, this is because the nerve within your tooth is no longer protected as well as it used to be, which can cause a great deal of discomfort. Keep in mind that temperature sensitivity due to cavities will be localized around the cavity itself: if your entire mouth is sensitive to temperature, you likely just have sensitive teeth.

Bad Breath

Since cavities are holes in your teeth which can hold onto food particles and bacteria more easily than the surface of your teeth can, it's fairly common for individuals who have a cavity to experience bad breath. If you notice that you have bad breath no matter how much you floss, brush, and gargle with mouthwash, it's fairly likely that you have a cavity somewhere.


Finally, perhaps the clearest indication that you have a cavity in your tooth is if you notice any sort of discoloration or spotting on the surface of your tooth. While this may not always be noticeable, especially if you have a cavity on the backside of your tooth, spotting and discoloration do usually point to decay. 

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