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Many people can recognize they have a cavity before they even go into the dentist for their six-month cleaning. While it is always best to have a professional opinion from your dentist, these are a few of the signs or indicators that you may have a cavity:
1. Your tooth is sensitive to cold, heat, or sweetness. This is one of the first ways you may notice that you have a cavity. If your tooth hurts in reaction to these elements, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist to have him/her take a look!
2. You notice black or grey decay in your tooth. If in the middle of your tooth you notice any dark spots, first brush your teeth. If you’ve brushed your teeth and you continue to notice those darkened spots for a few days, consult your dentist for a cleaning and a check-up.
3. You see a hole in your tooth. If you see a hole in your tooth, you should quickly visit your dentist. A hole most often signifies decay or fracture and should be promptly examined by your dentist. It is possible that a hole or fracture can appear without serious pain, but it should be treated just as seriously as if you were experiencing severe pain.
All of these symptoms are signs that you may have a cavity, and they should be treated seriously. If you have little ones, listen to them when they tell you that they are experiencing any of these symptoms as well. Visiting the dentist every six months, and taking your children to see a pediatric dentist in Pleasant View, Utah and Farmington, Utah, every six months, can help all of you to avoid cavities.