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Small Cavities Can Often Be Treated with a Simple Dental Filling

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An inconsistent oral hygiene routine can cause plaque acids to build up in your mouth. This can weaken your tooth enamel while also encouraging bacteria to afflict a tooth with a cavity. This often causes sensitivity in the specific tooth, discomfort, and a possible change in texture.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms with one of your teeth you should have Dr. Fahad Javed examine it at his dental clinic in Indianapolis, Indiana. With early detection, he might be able to repair a small cavity with a standard dental filling.

This involves Dr. Fahad Javed numbing the tooth before using a dental drill to remove any compromised tooth enamel. This will create a healthy surface to bond the dental filling.

The material the Dr. Fahad Javed uses for your dental filling will depend on both the tooth’s primary function and its appearance in your smile.

A small cavity on a molar can often be repaired by an amalgam dental filling. This is a blend of special dental metals that are known for their durability. If the dental filling will be visible in your smile, Dr. Fahad Javed might use a composite material. This is a special dental resin that can be shaded to seamlessly match the surrounding tooth enamel.

If you live in the Indianapolis, Indiana, area and you suspect a cavity has compromised on one of your teeth, you should call 317-222-4102 to have it examined and treated at Keystone Dental Group.