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How to Stop the Pain in a Tooth With a Cavity

by
author image Kay Ireland
Kay Ireland specializes in health, fitness and lifestyle topics. She is a support worker in the neonatal intensive care and antepartum units of her local hospital and recently became a certified group fitness instructor.

Cavities can cause sensitivity to one or more of the following: sweets, hot, cold, biting, and chewing. If the cavity is large enough that it reaches the nerve of the tooth, there may also be swelling and pus. There are short and long term fixes for pain relief. The dentist will conduct a through examination to determine the best treatment options.

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