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A modest-sized cavity can form on any one of your teeth when inadequate oral hygiene allows the natural bacteria in your mouth to compromise the tooth enamel. If you notice a change in texture on one of your teeth or heightened sensitivity, you should not delay in seeking treatment to prevent further complications. If the cavity is caught early, it can often be repaired by installing a dental filling in Turlock, California.

Dr. Param Gill will start the treatment process by examining the tooth and taking a few X-rays. This helps determine the extent of the decay and it might also influence the material your dentist decides to use for the filling. Then, he will numb the area before using a drill to remove all the decayed tooth enamel. Composite and amalgam fillings can be applied during the same appointment.

If the tooth calls for a gold or porcelain filling, he will take an impression of the cavity and apply a temporary filling. The impression will be sent to the dental lab where it is custom crafted. When it’s ready, he will call you back into Monte Vista Dental for a brief appointment. During this visit, the temporary filling will be removed and the gold or porcelain filling will be cemented into place.

If you suspect that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call us at 209.669.6500 to seek timely treatment and repair.