We get this question many times from patients who come in with tooth pain and wonder if they have Cavities. Tooth pain can be caused by several reasons and tooth caries or cavities is one common cause of tooth ache. This can cause a lot of pain for the individual, so it’s important that people get in contact with a dental professional promptly. If the pain perseveres, it might be worth looking into using cannabis to relieve the inflammation and reduce pain. To take cannabis, some people might decide to use the best mini bongs that they can find. This should help them to reduce toothache.
Cavities refer to tooth decay, which occurs when specific types of bacteria produce acid that destroys the tooth’s enamel and its underlying layer, the dentin.
Three possible indications that you have a cavity are toothache, tooth sensitivity to sweet, hot, or cold foods or drinks, or pain when chewing
Many different types of bacteria live in our mouths and build upon the teeth in a sticky film called dental plaque. When we eat and drink, these bacteria create acids, which can dissolve the protective layer beneath the retained plaque. The acid removes minerals from the enamel, which if left untreated can cause a cavity. Decay begins in the main portion of the tooth (the enamel) and as the enamel is broken down the decay can go deeper into the dentin and can eventually reach the nerve (pulp) of the tooth. This may require dental surgery, using a portable ultrasound machine from companies such as the Butterfly Network to pinpoint the nerves that need blocking exactly for the surgery.
Your dentist can diagnose cavities by examining the tooth surface and by taking an x-ray to see if the cavity has gone from the enamel into the dentin or pulp of the tooth. If your situation gets really bad it is a good idea to contact the after hour dentist so you can be seen as soon as possible to identify the issue.