Read Our Reviews
Read reviews on Facebook Read reviews on Google Read reviews on Healthgrades Read reviews on Yelp
CALL
(480) 939-5818

Symptoms of Dental Caries in Adults


Posted on 12/1/2023 by Weo Admin
Row of five toy teeth, all smiling except for the middle tooth which frowns because of cavitiesDental caries is a common chronic infection in your tooth. The progressive condition results from poor oral hygiene, diet, or negative lifestyle habits. If you neglect to care for your oral health, bacteria will invade your oral structures and lead to the metabolization of sugars, which will eventually produce acid. After some time, the acid will lead to the demineralization of your tooth structure, creating dental caries. Some of the symptoms of the dental caries include:

Toothache


Persistent pain or any discomfort in your teeth can indicate dental caries. The pain can range from mild to severe and can be triggered by hot or cold beverages and foods. Ensuring that your teeth are examined by a dentist when you note any pain is essential.

Sensitivity


If dental caries have also infected the pulp of your tooth, it can lead to sensitivity to cold or hot food and beverages. If you experience sharp, constant pain when ingesting some of these foods and drinks, it can indicate the presence of holes or cavities in your teeth.

Visible Pits or Holes


Cavities are notorious and will cause visible changes on the surfaces of the affected tooth. When you examine your teeth, you may note dark holes, pits, or spots in the enamel. These holes are mostly common in the crevices and grooves of your teeth. Sometimes, they'll be along the gumline.

Bad Breath (Halitosis)


Persistent bad breath that does not go away even with the right oral hygiene practices can also indicate dental caries. Bacteria associated with cavities will produce some foul-smelling compounds that are the leading cause of this funny smell.

Pain When Chewing


Any pain when chewing or biting down on one tooth or a set of teeth can also be a sign of dental caries. You can examine if there are visible holes in the teeth or visit our dental expert for a thorough check. It is best to not delay dental care when you see a cavity. Early intervention is best for your oral health.

CONTACT US
Dental Implants and the All-on-4® Treatment Concept have literally transformed millions of lives. Why not see what they can do for you or someone you love? Want to know more?

Call us at (480) 939-5818 to schedule a consultation with our dentist in Mesa, AZ to see if dental implants are right for you!


We are your dental home for the whole family!



1244 N Greenfield Rd, Suite 105
Mesa, AZ85205-4078
Call (480) 939-5818
Copyright © 2017-2024 Timothy H. Kindt, DDS and WEO Media (Touchpoint Communications LLC). All rights reserved.  Sitemap
About Our Dentist - Mesa, AZ • Timothy H. Kindt, DDS
At Timothy Kindt, DDS do hesitate to learn more about us. Our practice is proud to offer dental treatment for everyone! Call us today.
Timothy H. Kindt, DDS, 1244 N Greenfield Road, Suite 105, Mesa, AZ 85205 / (480) 939-5818 / drkindt.com / 4/7/2024 / Page Phrases: Dentist Mesa AZ /