With Early Detection, a Small Cavity Can Often Be Repaired by a Dental Filling

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Did you know, by visiting your dentist regularly you can avoid many oral health problems, including large cavities? Well, it’s true! Having positive oral health is essential, and keeping up with your oral hygiene helps in the fight against cavities and tooth decay. An inconsistent daily oral hygiene routine can allow the bacteria in your mouth to form a cavity on one of your teeth. With early detection, your dentist, Dr. Jerry Butler, can often repair most small cavities with a basic dental filling.

Dr. Jerry Butler will start the process by examining the tooth and taking a few X-rays. This helps determine the extent of the decay, which might influence the material he recommends for the filling. Then, he will then numb the area with Novocain. Once it has fully taken effect, he will use a drill to remove all the decayed tooth enamel. Composite and amalgam fillings can be applied during the same appointment.

If you suspect that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call Jerry L. Butler, D.D.S., M.A.G.D at (828) 264-5858 to seek timely treatment and repair with a dental filling in Boone, North Carolina. Our friendly staff is always happy to address any questions you may have pertaining to your oral care. So, call us today and make an appointment. Let us help you keep your postive oral health.