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There are times when even the most consistent and effective daily oral hygiene routine isn’t enough to stop a cavity from forming on one of your teeth. If you notice a change in your tooth’s texture or if you experience pain in a tooth, you should not delay in having it examined. Timely treatment will keep a small problem from developing serious complications.

So long as the cavity is limited to the tooth enamel, your dentist, Dr. Chris Kim, will likely be able to repair it with a basic filling. Fillings are commonly made from amalgam or composite materials.

Your dentist will begin treatment by numbing the tooth and surrounding gums with an injection of Novocain. Then. he will use a drill to remove all of 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 the tooth’s primary function and its appearance in your smile.

If you suspect a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should not delay in contacting Healthy Smiles Dental Care PC at 860-623-2601 to have it repaired with a dental filling in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.