Good oral hygiene founded on brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day might still not be enough to prevent a small area of tooth decay from forming on one of your teeth. These cavities can quickly develop into something more serious if they are not addressed quickly. If you notice a cavity on one of your teeth, you should call Dr. Lake Garner & Dr. Margaret Nichols as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.
Before the cavity can be filled Dr. Lake Garner & Dr. Margaret Nichols will want to examine the tooth to determine the extent of the problem. Most people choose to have novocaine injected into their gums to numb the area.
Dr. Lake Garner & Dr. Margaret Nichols will then remove the decayed enamel to create a strong, healthy surface to securely cement a filling in place. The tooth’s primary function and appearance in your smile, will influence the material the filling is made from.
Remember tooth-decay can be avoided with proper dental care. Brushing twice a day for at least two minuets a day with flossing daily, will decrease the chance of cavities. That is why it is vital to remember your daily brushing and oral habits.
If you’ve noticed cavity or other problem areas on one of your teeth, please call Dr. Lake Garner & Dr. Margaret Nichols at 601-271-7300 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!