Unfortunately, there are times when even the most consistent daily oral hygiene routine is still not enough to prevent the pervasive bacteria in your mouth from causing a cavity. If you notice a tooth suffering from heightened sensitivity or a change in your tooth’s texture, you shouldn’t delay in calling your dentist, Dr. Robert Berkowitz, to have it examined.
If it is diagnosed and treated early, he can often repair a modest-sized cavity with a basic dental filling in Anderson, South Carolina. To do this, Dr. Robert Berkowitz will numb the tooth and surrounding gums before using a drill to remove the decayed enamel. This will provide a clean, healthy enamel surface for the final filling to adhere to.
The specific material Dr. Robert Berkowitz recommends for your filling will depend on the tooth’s primary function and its appearance in your smile. Amalgam and composite fillings can be applied to small fillings to repair the cavity in a single appointment. Composite fillings can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel, making them a good choice for a tooth that’s visible in your smile.
If you suspect that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you shouldn’t hesitate to have it examined and treated. Please call Trinity Dental Center at 864-642-4630 to schedule an appointment.