If you put off your regularly scheduled dental checkups or you take an overly casual stance toward brushing and flossing, will likely experience a buildup excess bacterial deposits in your mouth. Over time the chronic presence of plaque acids in your mouth can start to affect the health your tooth enamel.
If you have noticed increasing sensitivity and discomfort with one of your teeth, it could be an early sign that a cavity has started to develop. In a situation like this, you shouldn’t wait for your next dental checkup to have it examined by our dentist.
After a comprehensive examination, Dr. Brett Langston will help you understand your treatment options. Sometimes a small area of tooth decay can be treated by applying a dental filling.
The treatment process starts with our dentist carefully numbing the tooth and surrounding oral tissues. Once you are comfortable he will use professional techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to gently remove the compromised area of tooth enamel. This phase of the treatment will also prepare the surrounding surface to accept the dental filling material.
After it has been applied and shaped our dentist will harden the dental filling with a special ultraviolet light which will also bond it to the surrounding tooth enamel.
If you live in the Decatur, Georgia, area and you are concerned about the health of one your teeth, you should call (404) 321-4588 to have it examined and treated at Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta.