Cavity Treatment Might Call for a Dental Filling

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Brushing your teeth every morning and night as well as remembering to floss once each day is essential for the prevention of cavities and gum disease. If you are lax in your daily routine, plaque, bacteria and food debris can create significant oral health problems.

Fortunately, your regular dental checkups at Oconee Dental, PC include thorough dental cleanings to remove tartar and other substances from your mouth, as well as examinations for any developing oral health problems. If our dentist, Dr. DeAnn Harmon-Smith finds an area of concern, he will explain your treatment options. For a small area of tooth decay he might recommend dental filling.

This treatment process typically requires another appointment. The dentist will then numb the tooth before removing all traces of decayed tooth enamel. Then, he will prepare the dental filling material. Which one he selects will be based on the surface of the tooth and whether or not it will appear when you smile. A back tooth can often be repaired with metal amalgam, while a dental filling on a front tooth often calls for white composite resin. Once the appropriate material has been applied the dentist will harden it, and bond it to the surrounding tooth enamel with a special ultraviolet light.

If you live in the area surrounding Watkinsville, Georgia, and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you please call 706-769-1659 to have it examined as soon as possible at Oconee Dental, PC.