Tooth decay can start to develop without causing any noticeable symptoms. However, there are some early warning signs to look out for that may indicate the presence of tooth decay.
The early warning signs of tooth decay
Tooth or gum sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks.
Pain whilst chewing.
Discolouration on your teeth such as white, chalky spots which can indicate the erosion of enamel in the early stages of tooth decay. As decay develops, dark spots on the surface of the teeth can indicate worsening tooth decay.
Persistent bad breath that doesn't improve with your daily dental hygiene routine.
Visible holes or pits in the teeth, especially on the chewing surfaces.
Toothache or discomfort in specific teeth can indicate a cavity has begun to reach the nerve inside the tooth.
How to confirm the presence of tooth decay
The only way to know for sure whether you or your child are suffering from tooth decay is to attend a dental check-up. Your dentist will conduct a full mouth assessment and detect any signs of tooth decay. You will then receive a bespoke treatment plan.
Great value private dentistry
With adult check-ups priced at only £45 and FREE general dentistry for under 18's you can be sure of great value private dentistry at Hampton Dental Care. Check-ups are also available to book online 24/7 via our website, hamptondental.co.uk.