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It’s possible to stop cavities before they become a problem – and you don’t need to go to the dentist’s office to do so. Well, you’ll have to go to get the cavity filled, but you can notice the early signs of a cavity so that you can get your treatment faster and avoid further complications.

How’s that possible? Well, by educating yourself on what to look for as cavity warning signs, you can protect your teeth 24/7. Let’s take a look at what some of these warning signs are.

Spontaneous pain
A common warning sign of cavities is spontaneous pain. This type of pain can occur periodically throughout the day, or it can feel more like a lingering toothache. In either care, it may seem that this pain just came from nowhere, and it can manifest itself in one or more teeth. Having spontaneous tooth pain is a pretty sure sign that you might have a cavity.

Sensitive teeth
If your teeth start to feel sensitive, particularly to hotter and colder temperatures, this can be another indication that a cavity is starting to form in one of your teeth. However, if you are someone who has more naturally sensitive teeth, it may be harder to tell the difference between what you normally experience and what is a cavity. Should you have any questions or concerns about your oral health, our dentist and team are always happy to take a look and answer your questions.

Stained teeth
Dental stains are not normal. While some people get stains from foods, drinks and tobacco, it’s also possible to get a stain from a forming cavity. If you notice a new stain on one of your teeth, whether it’s brown, black or white, that’s another sure sign of a cavity. You should report any new stains to Dr. Vincent J. Giaimo, D.D.S., L.L.C. so that he can check it and provide any necessary treatment.

By understanding the warning signs of developing cavities, you can help prevent them from getting worse and protect your smile. For more information, or to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Amsterdam, New York, call us today at (518) 843-9177.