How to Know If You Have a Cavity Before a Dentist Appointment

By March 9, 2018Uncategorized

It can be difficult to recognize the cause of dental pain and sensitivity. Recognizing when you have a cavity can help you get it treated as soon as possible. We found a great video that explains how you can tell whether or not you have a cavity before you go to your dentist appointment. If the video doesn’t load properly, we have provided the transcript.

Michelle: Do you think that you have a cavity? Well, my name is Michelle. I’m a dental assistant with Solutions, and I’m going to help you determine to know if you have a cavity before your dental appointment. A couple of different ways to recognize a cavity is if you start to get sensitivity teeth, if your teeth are sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. Sometimes in return, you’ll get like a zinging effect, is what we call it, which is a shooting pain that radiates down into your nerve and throughout your jaw.

Michelle: Also, too, you’ll get what we call is basically a toothache. You’ll actually start to throb. That means that the cavity itself has eaten through your enamel and is now down into the dentin of your tooth, which is the core part of your tooth, which in return will cause the nerve of the tooth to start throbbing, almost like you feel like your heart is beating in your tooth. So, these are different forms to determined on how to know if you have a cavity. If you do recognize these throughout your mouth, then you definitely want to go visit your general dentist so he can determine if it is definitely a cavity or if it’s just a sensitive tooth. Once again, my name’s Michelle. I’m a dental assistant with Solutions, and I just explained to you on how to determine if you have a cavity.

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