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Tooth enamel has a natural white appearance that gives your teeth a certain gleam and luster when you smile. If you struggle to maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine, increased oral plaque acids can demineralize areas of tooth enamel around an existing bacterial deposit causing a cavity to form.

An area of tooth decay that develops on a highly noticeable tooth can be unsightly while also causing increased discomfort and sensitivity. If you have noticed a change with any one of your teeth, you shouldn’t wait until your next dental checkup to have it examined. Left unchecked the area of tooth decay could worsen, leading to more severe complications.

The wisest course of action it to have the tooth examined by a dentist like Dr. Soren Michaelsen as soon as possible. With timely attention, he might be able to repair the tooth by installing a composite dental filling. This type of material can be shaded to look just like natural tooth enamel.

The treatment plan involves him numbing the tooth and underlying gums before carefully removing all traces of decayed and demineralized tooth enamel. This leaves behind a clean surface capable of bonding with the composite dental filling

Once he has shaded and applied the composite material, a special ultraviolet light will be used to harden it and marry it to the surrounding healthy tooth enamel.

If you live in the Catoosa, Oklahoma, region and you have noticed a cavity on one of your teeth, you should call 918-937-2787 to have it examined and treated at Dental Arts of Catoosa.