Posted on 12/10/2019 by Watermark Dentistry
|One of the major tooth problems that affects both men and women of young, medium, and old age is the cavity. Nearly all patients have reported experiencing cavities at least once in the lives. It is the number one oral health problem when it comes to children.
A lot of people assume it is because they are exposed to too many sweet things, such as chocolates, candy, or cakes. They are not wrong. This is a huge contributor to the initial stages of developing a cavity. However, that is not the only cause of cavities.
How Does A Tooth Cavity Form?Whenever you see a darkening spot on the hard surface of your tooth, you are most likely forming a cavity. Cavities, also known as tooth decay, are tiny damaged openings on the outer tooth that lead through to the inner part of the tooth and cause heightened sensitivity and overall damage of the tooth. If left untreated, these minor problems grow into much larger problems, which can lead to the loss of a tooth.
What Are the Symptoms of Tooth Cavity?The symptoms of a cavity include pain, as in the form of a toothache and pressure that brings about more pain when chewing something and when biting. This pressure also leads to high sensitivity when sipping or eating something hot or cold. Most times, the tooth with the cavity will present with dark spots and pits. The pits show the tooth dipping at points that are lower than the average surface.
Cavities can lead to the extraction of the whole tooth at the most severe levels. They also cause patients a lot of discomfort and can be hard to live with. Visit us at our office today and have your cavities checked and treated for better oral health.