If you sometimes struggle to remember to brush and floss your teeth, you could be putting your teeth at increased risk of cavities. When an area of tooth decay first starts to develop you might notice a minor change in surface texture of your tooth, increased sensitivity, or slight discoloration of the tooth enamel.
If you have noticed any of these abnormalities with one of your teeth, you should have it examined as soon as possible by our dentist, Dr. Robert Jackson. In some cases of minor tooth decay the dentist might be able to treat the cavity by applying a composite dental filling. This is a special type of dental grade resin that can be shaded to perfectly match the adjacent tooth enamel. Our dentist will explain your numbing options. Once the anesthetic takes effect the dentist will remove all traces of decayed tooth enamel. This will also involve preparing the surface to receive the composite filling material. Then he will shade, apply, and shape the composite material. At that point he will harden each layer of the composite with a special ultraviolet light. This will seamlessly bond the dental filling to the surrounding tooth enamel.
If you are in the Carrollton, Texas, area and you have a tooth with a cavity you should call 972-492-1064 to seek treatment at Jackson Dental.