What if I have a Small Hole in my Tooth, not a Cavity?

Actually, this is a really common question. Most patients are confused because they have a small hole in their tooth and are unsure if it is a cavity or not. OR, when is the best time to see a dentist regarding this small hole?

If you are wondering the same thing, you should read the full article. I’ll attempt to answer any questions you might have regarding whether having a hole in your tooth is dangerous or not.

First and foremost, you must understand the cause of the hole in the tooth. The hole might be located on the side of the tooth.

What are the causes of a small hole in the tooth?

There are several causes for small holes in the tooth, including:

  1. A lack of nutrition might result in tooth holes. such as fluoride and vitamin D deficiency. They are both necessary to maintain stronger enamel. If the enamel lacks vitamins and fluoride, you may see small holes on the tooth surface.
  2. A small hole in the tooth can be caused by poor eating habits and poor dental care.
  3. As a result of an accident or trauma, you may get a small hole in the tooth or a cracked tooth.
  4. Enamel Hypoplasia is a defect in the development of the tooth’s outer hard layer. The small holes in the teeth could be caused by this. Healthline claims that no matter if the teeth are baby teeth or permanent ones, these defects may only occur at the time of tooth development.
  5. It may be the side effect of medications. Patients who take medications, such as those prescribed during pregnancy, etc., may develop small holes in their teeth.

As you can see, there might be several causes for small holes in teeth. Having small holes in the teeth is not always a terrible thing, but it may become dangerous.

Is it dangerous to have a small hole in the tooth?

Any hole in a tooth, no matter how big or small, is not a cavity. It is only dangerous when you do not maintain proper dental hygiene.

When you eat, some food particles may be left in a small hole. Bacteria begin to grow on this food particle, which causes an infection.

If you consistently neglect oral hygiene, the small hole in the tooth will grow into a cavity, which may be painful.

Do I need a Dental Crown or Filling if I have no pain?

The answer is definitely yes. No matter how big or small the cavity, it is imperative that it be filled. Even if your cavity is not painful, you should still get it filled.

Because if you do not properly treat cavities or if you have inappropriate dental hygiene, your cavity may eventually get bigger and initiate severe pain.

A filling will protect your tooth by preventing bacterial growth due to the specific material used to fill the hole.

As a dentist, I don’t believe you should have a dental crown for a small hole in your tooth. However, you should listen to your dentist’s advice because they have physically examined you and can determine what is best for you.

Can a small hole in the Tooth heal?

Yes, a small hole in teeth can be healed if it is discovered in its early stage. This small hole will be filled by keeping excellent dental hygiene and brushing and flossing, among other things.

If you are too late to notice this small hole, you will be unable to cure the cavity at home. Don’t spend your time trying out various home treatments.

If you wait any longer, your cavity may become deeper and you may experience severe pain. So, when it comes to your dental health, don’t be lazy. Visit your dentist right away to get rid of the pain and small hole in your tooth as quickly as possible.

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What should I do if I can’t get to the dentist right away?

Anyone may find himself in a situation in which he is unable to visit the dentist right away. For example, I receive a call from one of my patients saying that I have a 15-day trip planned abroad and need to know what should i do with small holes in my tooth until I return home.

If you are in the same scenario, try to avoid sticky, acidic, hard, and sugary foods such as ice cubes, candies, and popcorn.

You can consume soft meals that are less sugary and drink fresh juices. Keep in mind that frequent brushing and flossing are essential to maintaining proper oral hygiene. Whenever you came back home, be sure you immediately visit the dentist.

More Queries about Cavities:

  1. Is it possible to have 12 cavities?How many cavities can you have at once?
  2. Why do I get so many cavities even though I brush and floss?
  3. How long does it take for a cavity to go away?
  4. What happens if a tooth Cannot be filled?
  5. Do I need a filling if I have no pain?
  6. How long does it take to do a filling?
  7. What does a cavity feel like when it first starts?
  8. I have a big hole in my tooth can it be filled?
  9. How do I know if I need a Dental Filling or a Root Canal treatment?
  10. What is a Dental Filling?
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Dr. Ahtsham

I am a dentist. I am working hard to keep this blog updated for those suffering from tooth pain. It is my goal to make this blog the source for all information regarding tooth pain. Feel free to contact me if you are suffering from toothache.

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