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how to distinguish pain from dental caries and stain?

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Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience Dentistry
Stain doesnt cause p: Stains on teeth do not cause pain.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
38 years experience Dentistry
Stain doesn't hurt: Stain on your teeth can come from many things such as foods, beverages, or medications. It's usually something on the surface of your tooth and can come off with a dental cleaning. Dental caries can be painful if it's deep enough- especially sensitive to cold and/or sweets.
Answered on Jul 8, 2015
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Eat something sweet: Eat something sweet , if no pain occurs , it's periodontal.If pain occurs it's a cavity

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