How do I know if I have a cavity?

The problem with tooth decay is that, in its early stages, you probably will not notice anything different. Even if you do have feel slight sensitivity, you may dismiss it – after all, your tooth doesn’t hurt, so it must be okay, right?

The fact is that by the time you have a toothache, the decay has already done some pretty serious damage. If you’ve lived with the pain, hoping it will go away on its own, you’re just postponing the inevitable and allowing the decay to do even more damage to your tooth.

At Queen Anne Dental, we use digital x-rays that allow us to detect even the minutest signs of decay. We have a much better chance of easily removing the decay and filling the tooth, preventing the decay from spreading.

With new dental technology, having a cavity filled is very easy. You don’t have to worry about painful injections. We use Vibrajet, which is a device that painlessly delivers the injection of anesthetic that numbs your tooth. This results in no pain before, during, or after treatment!

The best way to stay on top of cavities is to maintain a schedule of twice-yearly exams at our Queen Anne dental office. With regular checkups, we can find tooth decay before it advances and harms your tooth.