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What are symptoms of dental caries?

Dental caries are cavities, and you may or may not experience any pain or symptoms. Only your dentist can diagnose if you have a cavity, so be sure to schedule an appointment if you are experiencing any problems but also regular dental appointments are important to catching these problems early. Some possible symptoms could include toothaches, sensitivity to hot and cold or touch and receding gums.

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