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When a small cavity develops on one of your teeth, it can cause discomfort, heightened sensitivity, and a potential change in the tooth enamel texture. Should you experience any of these symptoms, you should not delay in seeking care at Dr. David Trebisovsky’s dental office in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. If it’s caught early, he might be able to repair the tooth decay by applying a simple filling.

The treatment process starts with your dentist performing a thorough examination of the tooth and take a few X-rays. It’s important to assess the overall health of the tooth to make sure the decay hasn’t penetrated the sensitive interior. Novocain will then be injected into your gums to numb the area.

Dr. David Trebisovsky will then use a drill to carefully remove all the decayed tooth enamel to create a healthy surface to bond the filling. The material he uses for the filling will be based on the location of the tooth and the size of cavity. If the filling is visible in your smile, he will likely use a composite-resin material. This dental-grade plastic can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel.

A premolar or molar that isn’t visible in your smile might call for the use of an amalgam filling. This is a blend of dental metals. Once it is cured and hardened by a special ultraviolet light, the durable filling will repair the tooth for many years to come.

If you suspect a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, and you live in the Brooklyn Park, Minnesota area, call 763-561-7000 to seek professional treatment at Dr. David Trebisovsky’s clinic. Our team will be happy to serve you and your dental needs!