There may be no symptoms, but as the decay gets larger, it may cause signs and symptoms such as:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Mild to sharp pain when eating or drinking something sweet, hot or cold
- Visible holes or pits in your teeth
- Brown, black or white staining on any surface of a tooth
- Pain when you bite down
Most cavities are discovered in the early stages during routine dental checkups. Dental x-rays may show some cavities before they are visible to the eye.
Treatment may involve fillings, crowns and root canals. In serious cases of tooth decay, the tooth may be removed to prevent the spread of infection (Tooth Extraction).
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