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Cavities – How to Tell if You Have One

 





 


What Is a Cavity?


A cavity is what you get from
tooth decay — damage to a tooth. Decay can affect the outer coating of a tooth (called enamel) and the inner layer (called dentin).


Cavity Signs and Symptoms


The symptoms of a cavity will depend on how large it is and where it is in your mouth. You may not have any symptoms at first. They’ll get worse as the cavity gets larger, including:


  • Pain or a toothache that happens without warning


  • Sensitive teeth


  • Pain when you eat or drink sweet, hot, or cold things


  • Holes or pits in your teeth


  • Black, white, or brown tooth stains


  • Pain

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Here at Issaquah Dental Care, we treat patients of all ages in a comfortable setting. When our dentists Issaquah see you, we always try to identify the cause of your health concern and explain the possible treatment options. This comprehensive approach sets patients of Issaquah Dental Care on the road to recovery and long term oral health.

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Dr. Jim Thommes has witnessed the evolution of preventive care in dentistry throughout his career both up close and at a high level. As a clinical provider and longtime benefits administrator, he’s helped to identify trends — anecdotally and from raw data — when it comes to patient care. As Vice President of Clinical Management at DentaQuest, he works on a national level to support holistic care and Preventistry by offering guidance and proposing solutions from within the benefits space.

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