Does decay cause me pain?

Decay may or may not cause pain. In some cases, decay can spread and “eat away” at the tooth and yet remain asymptomatic. It is not until the advanced stages does the destruction undermine the enamel, causing a cavitation overnight. Therefore relying on pain as a guide to seeking professional treatment can sometimes lead to a false sense of security. It is recommended that regular dental checkups and X-rays be carried out to help detect and arrest decay at the early stages.