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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. Yelena Mullakandova, 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. Yelena Mullakandova applying a basic filling. Before addressing the cavity she 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. Yelena Mullakandova will discuss your numbing options. Most people choose to have novocaine injected into their gums to numb the area.

Dr. Yelena Mullakandova 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. Yelena Mullakandova recommends for the filling.

If you’ve noticed cavity or other problem area on one of your teeth, please call Dr. Yelena Mullakandova at 718.821.0170 to schedule an appointment.