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Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene regimen increase the chances of the bacteria in your mouth exploiting the tooth enamel to form a cavity. This might cause a change in texture in the tooth or heightened sensitivity. With early detection, Dr. Kenneth Schweizer might be able to repair a small cavity with a standard dental filling.

Before treating the tooth, Dr. Kenneth Schweizer will perform a thorough examination and take a few X-rays. It’s important to assess the overall health of the tooth to make sure the tooth decay hasn’t penetrated the sensitive interior. Novocain will then be injected into your gums to numb the area before the filling treatment.

Dr. Kenneth Schweizer will then use a drill to carefully remove all the decayed enamel, leaving behind a clean, healthy surface to securely cement the filling in place.

The filling material Dr. Kenneth Schweizer recommends will be based on the location of the tooth and the size of cavity. If it’s visible in your smile, he will likely use a composite resin filling. This dental plastic can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel.

A back tooth that isn’t visible in your smile might need 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 Sarasota, Florida, area, you should call 941-926-4888 to seek professional treatment at Kenneth M. Schweizer, DDS, PA.