Failing to brush your teeth each morning and night, or not thoroughly flossing at least once each day can leave food particles, sugar residue, and plaque in your mouth. Over time, these can cause a chronic buildup of plaque acids that are capable of demineralizing your tooth enamel.
Initial signs of a developing cavity might include a noticeable change in the surface texture of the tooth, as well as general discomfort and increased sensitivity. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms with one of your teeth, it is best to seek diagnosis and treatment from an experienced dentist like Dr. Pantea Nooraee.
In some of these cases, our dentist might be able to treat a minor case of tooth decay by removing any decayed tooth enamel and applying a dental filling.
If a large cavity has formed on a molar or premolar in the back of your mouth, Dr. Pantea Nooraee might be able to repair it an amalgam dental filling. This is a special metallic blend that has the durability to withstand the constant rigors of chewing and grinding.
If Dr. Pantea Nooraee feels that the treated area will appear in your smile, he might use a composite dental filling. This material is created from a special type of dental resin that can be shaded to mimic the appearance of your natural tooth enamel.
If you live in the Frisco, Texas, area, and if you suspect that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call (972) 335-3000 to have it diagnosed and treated at Twins Family Dentistry.