Dental Fillings Can Often Be Used to Repair a Small Cavity

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While it is rare, there are times when even the most consistent and effective oral hygiene routine isn’t enough to prevent a cavity from forming on one of your teeth. Fortunately, your routine dental checkup performed at Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum’s clinic includes a thorough examination of your mouth. This will detect any small cavities, before they have the chance to cause significant harm.

In a situation like this, Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum will present you with the best treatment option to repair the tooth. This can often be done by applying a simple amalgam or composite resin dental filling.

The treatment process starts with Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum numbing the tooth and surrounding gums. Then they will then remove any tooth decay with a drill. This leaves behind a clean healthy surface to secure the dental filling.

The tooth’s presence in your smile and its primary function in your mouth will directly influence the material Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum recommends for your dental filling.

Amalgam dental fillings are made from biologically safe dental grade metals. They tend to be dark yet durable. This makes them a good option for repairing a cavity that isn’t prevalent in your smile. Composite resin dental fillings are made from a special dental plastic that can be shaded to match tooth enamel. This makes them a good choice for repairing a cavity that is visible in your smile.

If you live in the Kennesaw, Georgia, area and one of your teeth is suffering from a cavity, you should call 770-429-0955 to have it examined and treated at Dental Excellence of Kennesaw.