Small cavities can often be treated by our dentist, Dr. Damon P. Swenson with a dental filling. If you have noticed an abnormality with a tooth or you have been experiencing significant sensitivity, timely treatment is essential.
After numbing the tooth Dr. Swenson will carefully remove any decayed tooth material and prepare it for the filling. Metal amalgam is created from a blend of biologically safe dental grade metals. These fillings are especially prized for their strength and durability in the tooth. After the affected area has been cleaned of any tooth decay, Dr. Swenson will carefully place the filling.
When it comes to maintaining your filling and your natural teeth, you should strive to brush your teeth each morning and evening and floss between the teeth and along the gum line at least once per day. When done in conjunction with your routine dental checkups, your daily oral hygiene routine will help prevent new cavities from forming and preserve your repaired tooth.
If you live in the Orem, Utah, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, we encourage you to call 801-224-7337 to have it examined at the dental offices of CrossPointe Dental. Dr. Swenson and our dedicated team are ready to help you with all your oral health needs!