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Even with the best oral hygiene regimen, it’s still possible for you to end up with cavities. If that’s the case, then a dental filling is usually enough to help stop the problems caused by small to medium-sized cavities. As long as your cavities are diagnosed early, they can generally be treated with fillings.

If you notice a change in your tooth’s texture, you should have it examined as soon as possible. Even a small area of tooth decay can develop into a significantly serious problem.

Dr. Jorge Bastidas will start your treatment by examining the tooth and taking a few X-rays to assess the extent of decay. If the decay has penetrated the dentin, pulp or root of the tooth, he might recommend alternative treatment options to prevent future complications.

Then, Dr. Jorge Bastidas will numb the area with a local anesthetic.

Once the tooth and surrounding gums have been sufficiently numbed, he will use a drill to remove the decayed enamel. The remaining area will then be prepared for a filling. Dr. Jorge Bastidas will recommend a filling material based on the tooth’s location and appearance in your smile.

If you have any worries at all that you may have a cavity, then you need to schedule an appointment right away. The longer you wait, the higher the likelihood your cavities won’t be easy to fix.