Demineralized tooth enamel from frequently consuming acidic beverages and poor oral hygiene practice, is at increased risk of suffering a cavity. As this starts to happen the natural bacteria in your mouth gradually compromise more and more of the existing tooth enamel. This can cause significant pain, discomfort, and heightened sensitivity.
Treating a tooth in this condition starts with our dentist conducting a thorough examination to assess the severity of the tooth decay. If the cavity is small it might be treatable with a simple dental filling.
To do this Dr. Marilyn Amaral will numb the tooth. Then she will use a dental drill to remove all traces of tooth decay. This will create a smooth surface to securely bond the dental filling in place.
The material recommended for the dental filling will be based on the tooth’s primary function and the filling’s visibility in your smile.
A composite dental filling is best for repairing a tooth that appears in your smile because it can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. Amalgam dental fillings are dark yet durable. This makes them a better choice for repairing a cavity on a back tooth that does not appear in your smile.
After the filling has been applied our team will use a special ultraviolet light to cure and harden it in place.
If Dr. Marilyn Amaral has further concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, she might recommend a fluoride treatment or fluoride supplements.
If you live in the Miami, Florida, area, and you are concerned that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call 305-274-0425 to have it treated and repaired at Foreversmile Dentistry.