A Dental Filling Might Be Needed to Treat a Small Cavity

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Contoured areas on your teeth can sometimes trap plaque and other bacterial deposits. If you struggle to clean these areas the surrounding tooth enamel can start to demineralize allowing a small cavity to develop.

If your routine dental checkup reveals an area of tooth decay, our dentist will help you understand your treatment options. In a case where the cavity is small, and the structural integrity of the tooth is not at-risk Dr. Robin Khan or Dr. Melissa Nensel might be able to treat it by carefully removing the decayed area of tooth enamel and applying a simple dental filling.

A composite dental filling is made from a special type of dental plastic that can be shaded to match the tooth enamel surrounding the treated area. This material is often the preferred option for repairing a cavity on a tooth that will appear when you smile.

Upon completing the treatment our dentist might also provide you with simple tips to help improve your oral hygiene routine. Oftentimes something as simple as replacing your toothbrush on a regular basis and making sure your oral care products have earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance, can significantly improve your chances of preventing future cavities.

If you are in the Omaha, Nebraska, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth you should call 402-932-0282 to have it examined and treated at Dentistry For Health.