What are the symptoms of tooth decay and cavities?
In early tooth decay, you usually don't have symptoms. As tooth decay gets worse, it can cause
- A toothache (tooth pain)
- Tooth sensitivity to sweets, hot, or cold
- White or brown stains on the surface of a tooth
- A cavity
- An infection, which can lead to an abscess (pocket of pus) forming. The abscess can cause pain, facial swelling, and fever.