A question we receive quite often is, “How will I know if I have a cavity?” The answer to this inquiry is more multifaceted than you might imagine. Rather than making the assumption that you will immediately feel a cavity or have a sense that something is wrong with your tooth, we encourage you to learn more about how to identify tooth decay. By recognizing it early and receiving treatment from your Temecula dentist, you greatly protect your oral health from complications.

Your Tooth Might Hurt

It’s possible that you’ll have an idea that something’s wrong with your tooth because it hurts. You won’t necessarily know for sure that you have a cavity. However, if you’ve experienced similar discomfort in the past, you might have an inkling that you may require a dental filling. To find out for sure, schedule an appointment with us, so we may examine your tooth and diagnose the problem. Your Temecula dentist wants you to remember that discomfort can also point to a crack, receding gums, infection, and other issues.

Your Tooth Might Not Hurt

While experiencing discomfort gives you some clue that something is amiss, it’s also entirely possible to experience a cavity without any idea that something is wrong. Sometimes, tooth decay forms without your knowledge – particularly in the early stages. Your Temecula dentist explains that this is why it’s wise to schedule a checkup with us ever six months (so we can identify changes long before they make themselves noticeable).

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.