Cavities form on your teeth when an inadequate oral hygiene routine allows the natural bacteria in your mouth to attack and compromise the tooth enamel. This can be compounded by issues with enamel erosion or poor attendance to your twice-annual dental checkup at Family Dental of Roscoe. If it is detected early, your dentist, Dr. Nidal Obeid, can often repair a small cavity with a dental filling in Chicago, Illinois.
This involves numbing your gums and the tooth with an injection of Novocain. Once the area has been thoroughly numbed, your dentist will use a drill to remove the decayed enamel in the cavity. This leaves behind a clean, healthy enamel surface to anchor the eventual filling.
The tooth’s appearance in your smile and its primary function in your mouth will directly influence the material your dentist recommends for the filling. Standard filling materials include amalgam or composite. Amalgam and composite materials can be directly applied to the cavity.
If you think a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call (773) 327-6500 to schedule an appointment at Family Dental of Roscoe. We are always happy to address any of your oral health questions and concerns. So, call us today and let us give you a healthy smile in time for the holidays.