I Have a Hole in my Tooth, What Does that Mean?

I Have a Hole in my Tooth, What Does that Mean Dentists

If you notice a hole in your tooth, you should call your dentist immediately.  This is a serious issue that should be taken care of as soon as possible.

Possible causes

Improper care and poor cleaning can lead to holes in your teeth.  Eating poorly, such as candy, junk food or anything too sugary, can wear away at your enamel and make your teeth softer.  Without the enamel to shield your teeth, the chances of holes or tooth decay increase.

How can I prevent this?

Thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth 3 times a day after each meal will decrease the likelihood of enamel wear and holes in your teeth.  Decreasing your intake of sugary foods will also help tremendously.  Opt for fruits instead of candy—they are just as sweet and much healthier for you.

What does this mean?

A hole in your tooth likely means you have a cavity.  This is not something you can treat yourself and you should go see a dentist immediately.  Even if the hole is not painful, you should still visit your dentist.  It is better and cheaper to take care of the hole sooner rather than later when the hole grows or leads to more painful tooth complications.

Treatment options

A dentist will fill the tooth to stop the hole from growing and block it off from any impurities that could cause an infection.  Be sure to schedule an appointment with your dentist right away.  In the event that the tooth is rotted, the tooth might need to be drilled down and covered with a crown.  In very extreme cases, the tooth might even need to be pulled and replaced with a fake tooth.

If you are currently do not have a dentist, use TalkLocal to find one.  TalkLocal will help match you with the most qualified dentists in your area.  Within minutes, you will be on the phone with multiple dentists willing to help.

10 Responses to “I Have a Hole in my Tooth, What Does that Mean?”

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  2. Charles says:

    I have a hole in my moler and every time I brush my teeth my moler bleeds

  3. Madison says:

    I broke my tooth like 1or 2 years ago. Now it have been hurting more because pieces are breaking off of it . What could cause the pain and the hole in my tooth?

    • editorSpam says:

      Hi Madison,
      We’re sorry to hear that you’re in pain. Your diet, oral health, sinuses, or a number of other factors could be causing the pain. If pieces of your tooth are breaking off and it’s causing you pain, then you make an appointment with your dentist ASAP. They’ll be able to give you professional advice to help you remedy this unfortunate situation. Hope you feel better soon.

  4. Jeremy hayes says:

    I have a hole in my tooth. but it is so small that you almost can’t fit a needle in it.what should I do? Leave it be,go to a dentist,or try to fix myself?

  5. Travis Cammilleri says:

    Is the #30 tooth ok for extraction if the #29 tooth has already been pulled?

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