An inconsistent daily oral hygiene routine can allow plaque to build up in your mouth. This can also coincide with hardened tartar developing on your teeth near the gum line. Not only does this leave your gums at risk for periodontal disease, but it also increases your risk of suffering a cavity on one or more of your teeth.
Early tooth decay symptoms could include sensitivity, a change in texture, mild discoloration, or discomfort when chewing. If you are having a problem with one of your teeth you should not delay in scheduling an appointment at our dental office.
Your doctor might be able to repair a small area of tooth decay with a dental filling. To do this, the doctor will numb the tooth before using a dental drill to remove any decayed tooth enamel. This will create a clean healthy surface to bond the dental filling in place.
Your doctor will use a dental filling material that is applicable for the tooth’s position in your mouth and the dental filling’s location on the tooth. Your doctor might use an amalgam dental filling to repair a cavity on one of the molars or premolars in the back of your mouth. This is a blend of special dental grade metals. It has the durability to handle the daily work of chewing and grinding.
If you wish to use a dental filling that will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile, your doctor might use a composite dental filling. This is a special resin material that can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel.
If you live in the Sun City or Sun City West areas and you are experiencing tooth decay symptoms, you should call [phone] to have your teeth examined and treated at [practice_name]. We look forward to making your smile shine!