Tooth decay is a serious dental issue that can alter your oral health. It can lead to so many issues aside from cavities, but cavities are of course the most notable result of tooth decay. Your regular dental checkup with your dentist, Dr. J. Brandon Allen, is designed to detect cavities so our dental team can address them directly. If you notice that one of your teeth has changed in texture, has a small hole or has increased sensitivity issues, you should schedule an appointment immediately. Most cavities that are detected early can be treated with a simple filling.
Dr. J. Brandon Allen 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. J. Brandon Allen 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. J. Brandon Allen will recommend a filling material based on the tooth’s location and appearance in your smile.
If you suspect you have developed a cavity in Bullard, Texas, you need to call Bullard Family Dentistry as soon as possible at 903-710-2309 to schedule an appointment.