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Poor oral hygiene practices that demineralize tooth enamel can cause a small cavity to form on a tooth’s enamel layer. This can cause increasing sensitivity, discomfort when chewing, and might also cause a change in the tooth’s texture.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms with one of your teeth you should not delay in scheduling an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Don Wyatt. After a brief examination. he can help you understand the necessary treatment measures required to prevent the tooth decay from worsening while repairing the tooth’s basic function.

If the cavity is small Dr. Don Wyatt might be able to repair it with a simple dental filling. This basic treatment process starts with him numbing the tooth, before using a dental drill to remove any decayed tooth enamel. This will create a clean healthy surface to bond the dental filling in place.

The special dental material that Dr. Don Wyatt uses for the dental filling will depend on both the tooth’s primary function and its prevalence in your smile.

A cavity that affects a molar or premolar can often be repaired by an amalgam dental filling. This is a blend of special dental grade metals that have the durability to handle the daily work of chewing and grinding.

If the dental filling will appear in your smile Dr. Don Wyatt might use a composite resin material for the dental filling. This is specially formulated dental plastic can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel.

If you live in the Jerome, Idaho, area and you suspect a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call 208-324-8861 to have it examined and treated at Today's Dental Care.