Sometimes even the most effective and diligent oral hygiene regimen isn’t enough to prevent a small area of tooth decay from forming on one of your teeth. If you notice a problem area on one of your teeth, like a change in texture, a sharp edge, or tooth sensitivity issues, you should not ignore the problem. If the problem is detected early enough, Dr. Ronald Flachs can often repair a small cavity with a basic filling.
First off, Dr. Ronald Flachs will want to conduct a thorough examination of the tooth in question to determine the depth of the decay.
Dr. Ronald Flachs will then use a drill to remove any problem areas leaving behind strong, healthy enamel. With the tooth decay removed and the area prepped they can then form the filling. The material he recommends for the filling is primarily based on the tooth’s location and how much it appears in your smile.
Amalgam and composite are industry standard materials, used in fillings. These materials can be directly applied to the cavity, while gold and porcelain fillings require two appointments.
Early detection and treatment of a cavity significantly reduces your chances of develop a serious problem. If you notice a problem area on one of your teeth you should not delay to call Dr. Ronald Flachs at 269-375-0800 to schedule an appointment.