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Common Symptoms of Tooth Decay?
Posted on 7/24/2023 by Dr. Michael Allard
It is important to have proper dental hygiene practices that can prevent you from developing oral health issues. However, due to some unavoidable reasons such as genetic reasons or due to poor overall health, you can have tooth decay. For instance, people suffering from diabetes are at increased risk of developing tooth decay. Several signs can indicate that you are having tooth decay problems. These include:
Bad breath is a strong indicator that you have tooth decay issues. When bacteria act on food particles in your mouth, it produces acid which can start eroding your tooth's enamel. This process is usually associated with a foul smell which comes out as bad breath. Therefore, if you notice a foul smell from your mouth, you should seek immediate dental care to get it checked.
Tooth decay is usually associated with excruciating pain. The pain is usually because of impacted nerves in the pulp. The pain can be a major hindrance to a pain-free life, and you require urgent care to relieve the pain.
Increased Tooth Sensitivity
When your teeth become highly sensitive to cold or hot drinks, it can point to having tooth decay problems. This is because, the tooth enamel becomes eroded exposing the dentine, and therefore you are likely to feel pressure or tingling sensation when taking hot or cold drinks.
If you notice any of the above symptoms, you should come to our dentist for urgent medical care. If left untreated, it can lead to you losing your tooth. We have top-quality professionals who can guarantee you optimal care and treatment to restore your oral health.