As poor oral hygiene causes plaque acids to build up in your mouth, it can gradually start to affect your tooth enamel. As time goes on contoured areas and textured spots can start to experience demineralization. These dental caries or cavities can cause increasing discomfort, sensitivity, and a noticeable change in the surface texture of the tooth.
If you have noticed a change like this on one of your teeth you need to have it examined by a dentist like Dr. Gemma Dalton as soon as possible. With early detection, she might be able to repair a small cavity with a standard dental filling.
After a thorough examination, Dr. Gemma Dalton will numb the tooth before using a dental drill to remove any compromised tooth enamel. This will create a healthy surface to bond the dental filling.
The material the Dr. Gemma Dalton uses for your dental filling will depend on both the tooth’s primary function and its prevalence in your smile.
A small cavity on a molar can often be repaired by having Dr. Gemma Dalton apply dental filling. This special type of dental plastic can be shaded to seamlessly match the surrounding tooth enamel.
If you live in the Bedford, Texas, area and you suspect a cavity has compromised on one of your teeth, you should call 817-571-1667 to have it examined and treated at Gemma Tanglao Dalton, DDS.