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How Can I Tell If I Have A Cavity?

If you are noticing darker areas on your teeth, you may have a cavity. However, there are several warning signs you may notice before the color change.

Cavity Symptoms

You may begin to experience some sensitivity when eating, particularly hot or cold foods or foods containing a lot of sugar. You may feel this when the food makes contact with your tooth, or while chewing. The tooth in question will begin to show signs of decay, such as chips or cracks. Your tooth may appear chalky, which is a sign of mineral loss and tooth decay.

Treating Your Cavity

Cavity treatment is contingent on its progression. If your cavity is small and has not affected the rest of the tooth, it can be treated with a filling. Your dentist will remove the damaged area and fill it with a dense material that will protect the structure of tooth. If left untreated, the condition will worsen and you will need a root canal to reverse the damage done to your tooth.

Preventing Cavities

Preventing cavities is possible through preventative dental care. By maintaining a balanced diet and eating healthy snacks, regular brushing and flossing and regular visits to the dentist, you can prevent your teeth from developing cavities. If you are beginning to show symptoms of a cavity, contact your dentist as soon as possible.

Why Choose Lindner Dental to Fill Your Cavity

At Lindner Dental we have been providing fillings and regular teeth cleaning for years. Our dental professionals have years of experience providing exceptional dental services to infants and children for years. We use the best available products as well as cutting-edge technology. Each and every dentist understands how anxious children get before visiting the dentist which is why we make sure to walk you and your little one through the entire process. To schedule a visit with Lindner Dental, call us at 603.944.9196!