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Sometimes even the most effective oral hygiene routine isn’t enough to prevent an area of tooth decay forming on one of your teeth. Most tooth decay problems are detected at your regular dental checkup. However, if you notice a problem area on one of your teeth like a change in texture, a sharp edge or, just one of your teeth develops sensitivity issues, you should call Coppell Smiles to have the problem addressed as soon as possible.

The dentist will first conduct a thorough examination of the tooth in question, to determine the extent of the decay. So long as the area of tooth decay is limited to the enamel layer of the tooth, the dentist can repair it by numbing the tooth and surrounding gums and applying a basic filling.

To do this your dentist will then use a drill to remove any areas of decayed enamel. The material the dentist recommends for the filling is primarily based on the tooth’s location and its prevalence in your smile.

If you have noticed a potential area of tooth decay on one or more of your teeth, you should call Coppell Smiles as soon as possible at 972-315-2200 to have the problem addressed. Early resolution can prevent serious complications from developing.