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At Dearborn West Dental, Dr. Robert Farber treats many patients who have unfortunately developed painful cavities. Most of our patients can tell they have a cavity before coming in, but sometimes it’s not that easy to tell what the issue is. Because of this, we’d like to help out our patients by describing two common types of symptoms that typically accompany cavities and what to do if you have them.

Aching Teeth

Some cavity symptoms include having a tooth that has been causing you pain for a long while, and is also accompanied by a dull ache and sharp pains. It’s important you come in for treatment if you notice such symptoms. Cavities like this can develop if it has been a while since your last dental check-up. While it’s possible to treat such cases with a simple filling, it’s important you schedule an appointment before the cavity worsens.

Teeth that Hurt when Biting Down

Symptoms of pain while biting and chewing can indicate a different type of cavity. These symptoms are indications of a smaller cavity that has just recently formed. While this cavity isn’t as threatening to your tooth, it can be if left untreated. If you’ve noticed pain while biting, schedule an appointment today.

If you have noticed any of these symptoms, call 313-562-5610 today to schedule an appointment with us at Dearborn West Dental.