Symptoms of tooth decay include pain and sensitivity to hot or cold food and drinks. Without tooth decay treatment, cavities can lead to swelling, infection, and even tooth loss. It’s important to know the signs and symptoms of tooth decay.
The general and pediatric dentists at Kool Smiles offer tooth decay treatment to help children and teenagers have strong, healthy teeth. Find a location near you today.
Tooth decay starts when the tooth’s outer covering, or enamel, is weakened by acids that are made by bacteria (germs) in the mouth. A cavity is a hole in the tooth where the enamel has been badly damaged.
Your child might not notice the early symptoms of tooth decay. That’s why it’s important to visit their dentist regularly. Finding tooth decay early means treatment will probably be easier and less expensive.
Symptoms of tooth decay include:
If your child has any of these symptoms of tooth decay, it’s important to see your child’s dentist. Cavities don’t go away on their own, and they can get worse without treatment.
Common tooth decay treatments are:
Kool Smiles has convenient locations and kid-friendly offices to help children and teenagers achieve good oral health. They accept private insurance plans, Medicaid, and TRICARE. Find a Kool Smiles location near you to schedule an appointment.
Mouth Healthy: mouthhealthy.org/en/dental-care-concerns/questions-about-going-to-the-dentist/
Mayo Clinic: mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cavities/basics/symptoms/con-20030076
Wed MD: webmd.com/oral-health/tc/tooth-decay-topic-overview#2
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