Q. Are my teeth discolored due to cavities?

Answered by Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.


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Hello doctor,

Recently I have seen some discoloration on the side of my teeth, especially back towards my molars. However, I do not feel any pain, aches, or sensitivity. Is it a cavity? I am not sure what I should be looking for if I have a cavity.

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Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through your question and I can understand your concern. Yes, if it is brown or black that means it is in the initial stage of the cavity. It takes a year or two to start symptoms like sensitivity or lodging of food in these cavities. You need to keep your teeth clean through brushing twice daily. If you can upload a picture here so that I can tell you that if there is any immediate treatment or filling needed. The proper way to address the problem is to get a dental filling done (restoration).

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