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Commonly Overlooked Symptoms of Tooth Decay Princeton, NJ
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Cavities are a bacterial infection that should be treated as early as possible. If left unmanaged, decay can spread to adjacent healthy teeth.

Unfortunately, some of the most obvious signs of cavities can be overlooked. These are the warning signs you should be discussed with our Princeton dentist.

Sore Teeth When Biting, Chewing

Sometimes, teeth with cavities feel sore if pressure is applied. Pay attention to where the discomfort is coming when you eat. If you feel a sharp jolt in one area of your mouth, be sure to let us know.

Your Bite Feels “Off”

On occasion, the most obvious cavity symptoms aren’t apparent at all. It could be that you are biting down or chewing differently. Even though the difference may seem very small, your body will usually notice.

A Rough or Sharp Edge on Your Tooth

Cavities are holes in your tooth enamel, usually creating a rough edge in the tooth’s outer layer. You might feel a slight roughness when you run your tongue over that space. And if you floss, it could cause the strand to shred, break, or catch on something.

What About Toothaches?

Some cavities can cause toothaches, but some don’t. Sweet sensitivity is the most common irritation people feel. But a lot of us assume that if we don’t eat candy then we won’t get cavities. But sugar intake doesn’t always come from candy. Your enamel can also be affected by diet sodas, sweet tea, coffee creamer, juice, and processed carbs like breads and crackers.

It’s possible that you could have an extremely large cavity without ever feeling any discomfort.

Princeton Cavity Treatment

Prime Dental Care offers white composite dental fillings that are both conservative and attractive. To schedule an appointment, call our Princeton dentist today.

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Princeton, NJ, 08540

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