Sometimes even the most effective oral hygiene routine involving brushing and flossing twice a day, still might not be enough to prevent a cavity on one of your teeth. While cavities are detected during your regular dental checkup with Dr. [doctor_name], if you notice something on one of your teeth, you should call to make an appointment. If the tooth isn’t repaired quickly, it can develop into a serious problem.

In many cases a small cavity can be repaired by Dr. [doctor_name] applying a basic filling. Before addressing the cavity [heshe] will want to examine the tooth, and take a few X-rays to determine the extent of decay.

Once the tooth has been thoroughly assessed Dr. [doctor_name] will discuss your numbing options. Most people choose to have novocaine injected into their gums to numb the area.

Dr. [doctor_name] will then use a drill to remove the decayed enamel to create a clean healthy surface to securely cement the filling in place. The tooth’s primary function and prevalence in your smile, will determine what material Dr. [doctor_name] recommends for the filling.

If you’ve noticed cavity or other problem area on one of your teeth, please call Dr. [doctor_name] at [phone] to schedule an appointment.