A chronic buildup of plaque from poor oral hygiene can eventually have an effect on the health of your teeth. A gradual demineralization of your tooth enamel could cause a cavity to develop.
As the tooth decay progresses, you might notice an abnormal surface texture on the tooth, as well as increasing discomfort and sensitivity. These are signs that it needs to be examined by our dentist, Dr. John M. Falbo before the bacteria reach the sensitive internal core of the tooth.
If the cavity is a small one, the dentist might be able to treat it with a simple dental filling. This calls for him to numb the tooth before removing the compromised area of tooth enamel.
Once this is done he will prepare metallic amalgam or composite resin to serve as a dental filling. The material he selects will be based on the affected surface as well whether or not the filling will be visible when you smile. Composite dental fillings can be shaded to mimic the natural appearance of tooth enamel. This makes them a good choice for treating a cavity that appears on a front tooth.
If you live in the Charleston , West Virginia, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 304-343-1216 to have it examined and treated at Drs. Falbo, Monday, and Graziani.