How do I know if I have a cavity?
The unfortunate thing is that tooth decay, or cavities, are nearly impossible for you to notice in the early stages. You may even think “nothing hurts, my teeth must be okay!” By the time you start experiencing sensitivity or pain, the cavity has already done extensive damage. Any attempt to try and “live with the pain” will only doom the tooth towards a possible future tooth extraction. At Woodin Creek Dental we use digital xrays that allow us to visualize the smallest signs of decay. As with any other medical treatment, early intervention yields the best results. If caught early, cavities can be easily addressed with simple composite fillings. The best way to prevent or catch cavities early is to see the dentist twice a year for exams. With regular check ups, we can catch small problems and prevent them from becoming huge, expensive, painful problems.