When poor oral hygiene allows the natural bacteria in your mouth to bloom, it can lead to a number of oral health complications. If your tooth enamel has been compromised, a cavity can form. Without timely treatment, the tooth decay can spread to severely compromise the tooth. If it is detected early, your dentist, Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum, can often treat a small cavity with a standard dental filling.
Your dentist will begin by numbing the tooth and surrounding gums with an injection of Novocain. Then, they will use a drill to remove the decayed enamel to provide a clean, healthy surface to cement a filling in place.
Amalgam and composite fillings can be applied in the same appointment.
The filling material your dentist recommends will depend on both the tooth’s primary function and its appearance in your smile. Once it has been applied and the cement is allowed to cure, the filling will effectively repair the tooth for a long time to come.
If you suspect you have a cavity in Kennesaw, Georgia, you should not delay in calling (770) 429-0955 to have Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum examine, treat and repair the problem. We are always happy to address any oral health questions or concerns you may have. So, call us today and start of this Thanksgiving holiday with positive oral health.