Even if you diligently brush and floss your teeth twice a day with high-quality oral hygiene products, there is still a chance that a cavity can form on one of your teeth. If you notice a change in texture, a suspicious chip, or increased sensitivity in one of your teeth, you shouldn’t wait for your next dental checkup to have it examined.
If a cavity is detected early, your dentist, Dr. [dcotor_name], can usually repair it with a small to medium-sized dental filling in Bellaire, Texas.
The dentist will first conduct a thorough examination of the tooth in question. This will help her determine the extent of the decay. If the tooth decay is limited to the enamel layer of the tooth, the dentist can repair it by numbing the tooth and surrounding gums and applying a basic filling.
In order to do this, your dentist will need to use a drill to remove any decayed enamel. The material the dentist recommends for the filling is primarily based on the tooth’s location and its prevalence in your smile.
If you think you may be developing a cavity on one of your teeth, you should call Stepp Family Dentistry at 713-520-8400 to set up an appointment.