Poor oral hygiene habits are the primary culprit behind most instances of tooth decay. When a cavity develops on one of your teeth, it’s important to have it treated as soon as possible. Early symptoms of a problem could include heightened sensitivity in a single tooth, a change in the tooth’s texture, or discomfort when chewing.
If you are experiencing any of these telltale signs of tooth decay, you should not delay in contacting Royal Dental Spa for treatment. Dr. Samy Samaan can then examine the tooth to determine the best course of treatment. If the cavity is small, he might be able to repair the tooth with a dental filling.
The treatment starts by numbing the tooth and surrounding gums with an injection of Novocain. Then he will use a drill to remove the decayed enamel to provide a clean, healthy surface to cement the filling in place. The filling material your dentist presents will depend on both the tooth’s primary function as well as its visibility in your smile.
Most amalgam and composite fillings can be applied in a single appointment. Amalgam is a metallic blend that is durable, making it a good choice for repairing back teeth. Since it tends to be dark in color, an amalgam filling is not often used to repair a tooth that is prevalent in your smile.
Composite fillings are made from dental-grade resin that can be shaded to match seamlessly with the surrounding enamel. This makes them a good option for repairing a cavity that appears in your smile.
Once the filling material has been applied and cured by an ultraviolet light, it will effectively repair the tooth for a long time to come.
If you suspect a cavity has formed on one of your teeth and you live in the Roswell, Georgia, area, you should call 678-245-4952 to have it treated at Royal Dental Spa.