Do you have a cavity? If you answered “no”, don’t be so sure. There are no nerve endings in the enamel of your teeth, so if a cavity is forming on one of your teeth, you may not know. But as time goes on, and the cavity becomes deeper, infection may set in, and as the decay gets closer to the nerve, you might begin to experience tooth sensitivity when biting or chewing, or eating something cold, hot or sweet. If the cavity reaches the interior or your tooth, you will begin to feel pain, especially if infection sets in. Even if the pain has not yet started, you may notice that your tooth is becoming discolored, or you may find a hole in your tooth.
If you have a cavity, or think that you may be developing one, you should see our dentist, Dr. Sean Ky. In the earliest stages, a cavity can be reversed. If decay has started to set in, the dentist can remove the decay, and fix your tooth with a filling, inlay or onlay, a dental bond, or even a crown.
Since you may not notice a cavity as it is forming, it is important to see your dentist on a regular basis for cleanings and exams. Your dentist can detect a cavity before it becomes a problem, and take steps to stop it in its tracks.
If you think you might have a cavity, or if you are just due for a dental appointment in Pasadena, California, call Sean T. Ky at 626-792-0448 today.