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Signs to Know You Need a Tooth Filling

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An individual may encounter many tooth problems if they aren’t efficiently taking care of their teeth. One such problem is a tooth cavity. One may develop a cavity due to lack of personal dental hygiene, consuming sugary foods, and snacking frequently. In this case, you may require a filling.

Here are a few signs that indicate it’s time to get one

  1. Persisting Toothache

Toothaches are the brightest red flag that signals an anomaly with your teeth. It isn’t normal to get toothaches often, and the persistence of one indicates that something’s wrong. A toothache can be due to many factors, which is why you should rush to your dentist and have your tooth examined. If your dentist says it’s time to get a filling, get one right away without further ado.

  1. Sensitivity in Teeth

It’s great that you don’t have a toothache. However, if you bite into something extremely cold or hot and experience discomfort, know that it’s time to visit your dentist. Sensitivity in teeth can result from slow tooth decay or growing cavities, and in any case, it is not a good thing. So please take it as a sign to have a dental check-up and see if a filling is required to get rid of such sensitivity.

  1. A Visible Hole

You may not always feel a hole in your teeth, which is why you won’t consider visiting your dentist. However, if you run your tongue over your tooth and feel an obvious hole, with the added effect of a jagged edge, it’s a clear-cut sign that you need a filling right away. It’s best that you don’t ignore such visible signs and symptoms and have your dentist treat the issue immediately.

If you want to learn more about the important signs to look for to know when to get a filling, visit Meadows Family Dentistry and meet with Dr. Preston Polson to gather more information.

Posted on Sep 13, 2021
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