If you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits, the chronic presence of plaque acids in your mouth can gradually start to affect your tooth enamel. Without concentrated improvements in your daily brushing and flossing efforts, your tooth enamel could start to erode.
Without professional intervention from a dentist like Dr. Jeremy Borsky, an active area of tooth decay could afflict one of your teeth. Early on a newly formed cavity could cause worsening tooth sensitivity and growing discomfort.
After a thorough examination to assess the extent of the problem, Dr. Jeremy Borsky and his staff can help you understand your treatment options. Some small areas of tooth decay might be treated by installing a simple dental filling.
This treatment process starts by numbing the tooth and surrounding gum tissues. Once this is done, our dentist will remove a small amount of the nearby tooth enamel. This will provide a clean surface to adhere the dental filling.
The specific material he selects for the dental filling will depend on the tooth’s primary function and its general visibility. Amalgam’s dark color often makes it a poor choice for restoring a tooth in the front of your mouth.
If the tooth will be overtly visible when you smile, he might use a composite resin material. This is a special dental plastic that can be perfectly shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel in your smile.
Once the dental filling material has been prepared and installed it will be hardened by ultraviolet light. This will also serve to bond it to the natural tooth enamel.
If you live in Cincinnati, Ohio, and you suspect a cavity has started to develop on one of your teeth, you should call 513-232-6560 to have it examined and treated at Borsky Dental Group.