Cavities, also called tooth decay, are permanently damaged areas in the They' re especially common in children, teenagers and older adults. apparent cause; Tooth sensitivity; Mild to sharp pain when eating or drinking.
My patient — let's call her Kim — came into the office with a problem: She was getting cavities all of a sudden. She had been my patient for over.
Tooth decay can occur when acid is produced from plaque, which builds up on toothache – either continuous pain keeping you awake or occasional sharp pain Adults should have a check-up at least once every two years and children.
Dentists are trained to spot more than just cavities: These red flags of and more than 70 percent of adults 65 and older, according to the CDC.