There are times when even the most consistent oral hygiene routine is not sufficient enough to prevent tooth decay from forming on a tooth. Timely treatment and repair can prevent pain and potential future complications. So long as the area of decay is small and limited to the tooth enamel layer, your dentist, Dr. Todd Larsen, will likely be able to repair it with a standard dental filling.
First, he will numb the tooth and surrounding gums for your comfort. Then, he will use 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. Todd Larsen recommends for your filling will depend on the tooth’s primary function and appearance in your smile.
Amalgam and composite fillings can be repaired in a single session. Once the cement has cured, the filling should effectively repair the tooth for a long time to come. This is one reason these fillings are extremely popular to use, and sometimes can be very hard to notice.
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 Fort Union Family Dental at 801-562-2147 to seek timely diagnosis, treatment and repair with a dental filling in Midvale, Utah.