There are several things that can compromise an area of tooth enamel. Small chips and enamel erosion from poor oral hygiene are two of the more common culprits that allow bacteria to exploit a tooth. If it’s detected and diagnosed early on, Dr. Moumen Almouzayn might be able to treat a small cavity by applying a filling at his Madison, Connecticut clinic.
Typical symptoms of a problem like this can include increased sensitivity and a change in texture, color or discomfort when biting down. Should you experience any of these symptoms you should not delay in scheduling an appointment with Dr. Moumen Almouzayn.
After examining the tooth, Dr. Moumen Almouzayn will numb the area gums with an injection of Novocain in the gums. A drill will then be used to remove any decayed enamel to provide a clean healthy surface to cement a filling in place.
The filling material the Dr. Moumen Almouzayn uses for the filling will depend on both the tooth’s primary function and location.
Tooth decay that afflicts a back tooth can often be repaired by an amalgam filling. This is a blend of special dental-grade metals. It has the durability to handle the daily work of chewing and grinding. For a filling that will be visible in your smile, Dr. Moumen Almouzayn might use a composite filling. This is a special plastic resin material that can be shaped to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel.
If you live in the Madison, Connecticut area and you suspect a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call 203.245.5101 to have it examined and treated at Dr. Moumen Almouzayn’s clinic.