Oral plaque acids related to chronic poor oral hygiene habits are one of the primary causes of cavities. Once an area of tooth decay develops it can quickly spread to compromise more and more of the surrounding tooth enamel.
If you notice worsening sensitivity or any other aberrations with one of your teeth, you shouldn’t wait for your next dental checkup to have it examined. With early detection a dentist like Dr. Sohrab Saghezchi might be able to treat a minor cavity by applying a dental filling.
This treatment process calls for numbing the tooth and surrounding gums before removing the decayed area of tooth enamel. Once this is done he will apply the dental filling material.
Composite dental fillings are popular for their ability to match the shade an appearance of the surrounding tooth enamel. Once it has been hardened by an ultraviolet light, the new dental filling will restore the basic structure and function of the treated tooth.
Going forward you need to make an active effort to remember to brush your teeth twice each day as well as making a conscious effort to floss your teeth every evening.
If you live in Mill Valley, California, and you suspect a cavity has started to develop on one of your teeth, you should call 415-578-5879 to have it examined and treated at Southern Marin Dental.