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Did you know that cavities can cause a number of serious problems? For instance, if you don’t address you cavity quickly enough, you may eventually need root canal therapy. So you need to have a cavity filled as soon as possible. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to recognize a cavity in its early stages.

You may not immediately know that a cavity has started to develop. You should visit our dentist as soon as you recognize the signs of a cavity—but you should also remember to visit our dentist once every six months. During these treatments, we’ll inspect your mouth for signs of trouble and help you prevent more serious issues.

One common early sign of a cavity is pain. You may experience this pain consistently or just when you bite down. Developing sudden sensitivity can be another indicator of a cavity. Dark brown or black spots or visible holes in your teeth are indicators of cavities.

Fortunately, treating a cavity is fairly simple if it’s recognized early enough. If the decay has not broken through your enamel, our team could simply place a sealant. If your enamel is penetrated, our team will fill your tooth.

Do you have more questions about what you can do to cavity? Are you hoping to set up a time to meet with our dentist, Dr. Blake Dayley? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact Dayley Family Dental by calling us at 208-321-1141. We’ll be happy to inspect your pearly whites and offer you any personalized advice. We’re look forward to receive your call.