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Do I Have a Cavity in My Tooth? Atlanta, GA
Tooth Pain Atlanta GA

Did you know that tooth decay is one of the most common childhood diseases? Adults aren’t in the clear, either. While cavities are bacterial infections that can easily spread into adjacent teeth and nerve tissues, they don’t always cause obvious pain. Knowing what to look for and how to prevent a cavity from forming is a key to success.

Warning Signs

Besides toothaches, what cavity symptoms should you keep your eye out for? Here are just a few:

  • Sensitivity to sweet foods or drinks
  • Occasional twinges or something feeling “off”
  • Food getting caught in one space every time you eat
  • Floss shredding or getting stuck in one area
  • A rough or sharp edge you can feel with your tongue

How to Diagnose a Cavity

The only way to fully determine if you have a cavity—and its extent—is to have a small X-ray taken of your tooth. That way we’ll be able to see through the tooth structures and get an idea of how far the decay has spread. Intermittent “bitewing” X-rays at your checkups help us to intercept cavities when they’re smaller and simpler to correct.

Other Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

Sometimes you can have tooth pain without cavities. Perhaps you’re using a whitening toothpaste or have a small amount of gum recession from gum disease. Both of these factors are known for causing occasional discomfort.

Preventative and Minimally-Invasive Care

In most cases, cavities are preventable. Ideally, we want to intercept them in their earliest stages when treatments are smaller and minimally-invasive. If you suspect that you have a cavity or haven’t seen a dentist in a while, it’s time to reserve your next exam. Contact Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta today to make your appointment.

Posted on behalf of Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta

200 Galleria Pkwy SE, Suite 1830
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: (770) 955-0550

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What Our Patients Says
Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta

4.8 / 5

Based on 30 reviews

I was recommended this practice from another dentist who told me this is where she would send her own family. I can definitely see why. This is a state of the art practice that is clean, modern, and well lit. The staff did a superb job.

James R.

Everything about my experience was enjoyable. I felt like the practice used all of the most advanced and best technology out there which gave me a wonderful feeling of confidence. They were very professional and straight forward and I have never had a better dentistry experience. I'd highly recommend checking them out if you're looking for a new dentist. They're friendly and efficient and they really do know what they're doing there.

Meghan D.

Dr Zelby has been my dentist now for almost 17 years. Not only is he a really nice person, his dentistry is completely top notch. If you need any restorations, I don't think that there is another place to even consider. You'll be amazed with his work!

Brian S.

Dr. Levine was great, and Dr. Zelby stopped by and answered some questions I had about sheering forces on enamel. They were both very friendly, and the hygenist (whose name I forget, unfortunately) gave one of the most thorough cleanings I've ever had. The office was clean, the devices all seem shiny and well maintained, and overall it was a great experience

Benjamin S.

After going to another dentist, doctor Zelby was able to fix my front two teeth so that the front two teeth were back to the same length and color. I'm so thankful he was able to make them look normal again. Dr. Zelby and his staff are so pleasant to be around as well. I highly recommend this office if you have a major problem with your teeth that need to be fixed. He can get it done and he will make sure you are happy.

Carrie G.

I had been going to the same dentist for many years and switched to Aesthetic and Implant recently. My experience with Dr Levine was incredible. I cannot be happier with the decision I made. The cleaning and other services I received were well above and beyond any other I have ever had. Highly recommend this practice to everyone!

Matthew G.

Couldn't be happier! Absolutely worth the travel time. Dr Zelby is without doubt the best - caring, knowledgeable, reassuring and very professional. Couldn't ask for better dentistry. Staff also very competent and professional. Beautiful, clean environment

Diane W.

Megan is the best dental hygienist I’ve ever had. She does a phenomenal job keeping your teeth clean, is super nice, and makes you feel right at home. The whole staff is very friendly and I couldn’t recommend this place enough!

Vincent C.

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200 Galleria Pkwy SE, Suite 1830
Atlanta, GA 30339

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