Symptoms of tooth decay

Tooth decay may not cause any pain. However, if you have dental caries you might have:

  • toothache either continuous pain keeping you awake or occasional sharp pain without an obvious cause
  • tooth sensitivity you may feel tenderness or pain when eating or drinking something hot, cold or sweet
  • grey, brown or black spotsappearing on your teeth
  • bad breath
  • an unpleasant taste in your mouth
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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018