How To Guess If You Have a Cavity

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Cavity treatments are one of the most common procedures Dr. Feldman does for his patients here at James K Feldman DDS. In many cases, patients suspect they have a cavity before their appointments. Some, however, weren’t so sure. Sometimes it’s not easy to tell when a cavity has developed.

Here are some of the more common symptoms that can indicate you have a cavity and what to do when you notice them.

Aching Teeth

Do you have a tooth that has been hurting you for a while? Is the tooth also giving you a dull ache and sharp flashes of pain? If so, you likely have a cavity and should seek out treatment. If you haven’t had a dental cleaning in some time, it could be why you now have a cavity. If you have these symptoms and quickly schedule an appointment, your cavity can likely be treated with a simple filling.

Teeth that Hurt while Biting Down

Has eating become something you dread? Does chewing or biting down cause a tooth to give you pain? It could be a sign that your tooth has a small cavity in development. While a smaller cavity poses less risk to your tooth, it is important you get it checked out and treated before the cavity can grow and cause more damage.

If you feel you may have a cavity, don’t hesitate to call us at 202-362-8412 in Washington, DC to schedule an appointment.

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