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Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine can increase the bacterial presence in your mouth. This can lead to problems with gum disease and tooth decay. If a cavity is detected early, it can often be repaired with a basic filling at Legacy Trails Dental.

The treatment process starts with Dr. Afshin Azmoodeh numbing the tooth and surrounding gums with an injection of Novocain. Then, he will use a special dental drill to remove any affected tooth enamel. This will provide a clean, healthy enamel surface for the eventual filling to bond to.

The material Dr. Afshin Azmoodeh uses for the filling will depend on the tooth’s primary function, the location of the cavity, and the tooth’s visibility in your smile. Amalgam fillings are made from a blend of special metals. Their durability makes them a good choice for repairing a cavity on a back tooth. If the cavity is visible in your smile, Dr. Afshin Azmoodeh might advocate a composite resin filling. This is a special dental plastic material that can be perfectly shaded to match the surrounding natural tooth enamel.

Once the filling has been cured and hardened by an ultraviolet light, it will effectively repair the tooth for a long time to come.

If you live in the Plano, Texas, area and you suspect a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call 214-227-1000 to have it repaired at our clinic.