Poor oral hygiene habits can bolster the population of natural bacteria living in your mouth. When this happens, you are at increased risk of suffering a cavity on one of your teeth. Should an area of tooth decay develop, you might notice a change in texture, sensitivity, or general discomfort in a tooth.
In a situation like this, you should not delay in contacting Dr. Aaron Reilender and Dr. Brad Norden to have the tooth examined at their dental practice in Derby, Kansas. With early detection, they might be able to repair the tooth with a standard dental filling.
After examining the tooth to assess the severity of cavity our dentist will numb the area. A dental drill will then be used to remove any compromised tooth enamel. This will create a smooth, healthy surface to bond the dental filling.
The material our dentist uses for the filling will depend on both the tooth’s primary function and its appearance in your smile.
A small cavity on a molar can often be repaired by an amalgam filling. This is a blend of special dental metals that are known for their durability. For a dental filling that will be visible in your smile, Dr. Aaron Reilender or Dr. Brad Norden might use a composite material. This is a special dental plastic that can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel.
If you live in the Derby, Kansas, area and you suspect a cavity has compromised on one of your teeth, please call 316-788-4000 to have it examined and treated at Derby Family Dentistry. We look forward to helping you with all of your oral health needs!