A cavity is essentially a small area of tooth decay that forms in compromised tooth enamel. Most cavities are detected during your regular dental checkup at My Dental Care. If you happen to notice a change in texture on one of your teeth or heightened sensitivity, you shouldn’t delay in scheduling an appointment at our clinic.
Your dentist, Dr. Cynthia S. Becker & Cynthia A. Pistoia, will start by examining the tooth in question and taking a few X-rays. It’s important to assess the overall health of the tooth to make sure the tooth decay hasn’t penetrated the sensitive interior.
Most people choose to have Novocain injected into their gums to numb the area before the filling treatment.
Your dentist will then use a drill to carefully remove all the decayed enamel, leaving behind a clean, healthy surface to securely cement the filling in place. If the filling will be visible in your smile, the dentist might use a composite resin filling. This material can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel. Once it is cured and hardened by a special ultraviolet light, the filling will repair the tooth for many years to come.
If you suspect a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call My Dental Care at 317-849-0999 to have it treated and repaired.