The biggest thing you should know about tooth decay is that it doesn’t always cause pain. Although some cavities do hurt, there are other signs you should be on the lookout for so that the cavity doesn’t expand into your nerve. Other symptoms to watch for include rough edges that you can feel with your tongue, floss snagging or shredding between your teeth, and food getting caught in a specific area after each meal.
During your exam, your dentist will order an X-ray to check the location and extent of the cavity, so that we can intercept it as early as possible. If it’s still in the beginning demineralization stages, we may be able to reverse it with regular fluoride treatments.