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What are some symptoms of dental caries?

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In brief: Could be no symptoms

Some cavities present with no symptoms.
Even if the tooth shows no symptoms, a dark color or a change in the reflection of light could clue you in to the presence of a cavity.

In brief: Could be no symptoms

Some cavities present with no symptoms.
Even if the tooth shows no symptoms, a dark color or a change in the reflection of light could clue you in to the presence of a cavity.
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
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In brief: Pain, sensitivity...

Cavities in the early stages are painless, but as they get bigger and deeper they get into the part of the hard organic tooth tissue called dentin with nerves.
While each individual is different, temperature, sugar, salt, sweets, pressure could all set off a pain response. If the decays get into the soft tissue of the tooth, the pain can become extreme and worse if infection sets in! Get it fixed

In brief: Pain, sensitivity...

Cavities in the early stages are painless, but as they get bigger and deeper they get into the part of the hard organic tooth tissue called dentin with nerves.
While each individual is different, temperature, sugar, salt, sweets, pressure could all set off a pain response. If the decays get into the soft tissue of the tooth, the pain can become extreme and worse if infection sets in! Get it fixed
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
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Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: Early

Early caries sometimes present with sensitivity/pain to sweet .
As the lesions progress thermal changes will often cause pain (more often cold). Bad breath can also be due to dental caries.

In brief: Early

Early caries sometimes present with sensitivity/pain to sweet .
As the lesions progress thermal changes will often cause pain (more often cold). Bad breath can also be due to dental caries.
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dr. Eyal Simchi
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