A small area of tooth decay, more commonly referred to as a cavity, will be detected during your regular dental checkup with your dentist, Dr. Gary K. Walden. However, if you notice a texture change, sensitivity or pain in a tooth, you shouldn’t delay in setting up an appointment so you can have it addressed. If the cavity is left ignored, it could exacerbate into a serious problem. If it is caught early, Dr. Gary K. Walden can repair the cavity with a standard dental filling in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Dr. Gary K. Walden will start the treatment by examining the tooth and taking a few X-rays. This will help him assess the extent of the decay and ensure that the pulp and root of the tooth are healthy.
Dr. Gary K. Walden will then discuss your numbing options. Most people choose to have novocaine injected into their gums to numb the area.
Then, he will remove all of the decayed enamel of the tooth, leaving behind a clean, healthy surface to securely cement a filling. The tooth’s appearance in your smile and its primary function in your mouth will directly influence the material your dentist recommends for your filling.
If you suspect that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should not delay in contacting Family Dental Care at 270.282.0909 to address your treatment options.