Even the most effective oral hygiene routine founded on brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day might still not be enough to prevent a small cavity from forming on one of your teeth. While most cavities are detected during your regular dental checkup, if you notice an area of concern you should not hesitate to call John S. Grisham, DDS. Even small cavities can quickly develop into something more serious if they are not addressed early.
Most small and medium cavities can be repaired with a basic filling. Many people choose to have Novocaine injected into their gums to numb the area.
Your John S. Grisham, DDS dentist will then remove the decayed enamel to create a strong, healthy surface to securely cement a filling in place. The tooth’s primary function and appearance in your smile, will determine the material he recommends. Our fillings are made from tooth-colored composite plastic or porcelain. Composite materials can be directly applied to the cavity, while gold and porcelain fillings require two appointments.
If you’ve noticed cavity or other problem area on one of your teeth, you need to call John S. Grisham, DDS at your earliest convenience to schedule an appointment.