Plaque acids caused by poor oral hygiene practices can affect the mineral strength of your tooth enamel. If you continue to be inconsistent with your daily oral hygiene regimen chronic plaque acid buildup can start to form a small cavity on one of your teeth
Without treatment by a dentist like Dr. Christopher Pavletic the bacterial presence can compromise an increasing amount of the tooth. The resulting complications can cause dental fractures, a dental abscess, and eventual tooth loss.
If the cavity is detected in a reasonable amount of time Dr. Christopher Pavletic can often treat a small cavity by applying a simple dental filling. The treatment process by examining the tooth and taking some X-rays to assess the extent of the problem.
Dr. Christopher Pavletic will then numb the tooth before removing all traces of tooth decay with a dental drill. This will create the necessary surface capable of bonding the dental filling material.
Composite resin is a common dental filling material. Once it has been applied Dr. Christopher Pavletic will use a special ultraviolet light to harden it and secure the bond with the surrounding tooth enamel.
If you live in the Orland Park, Illinois, area and you suspect a cavity is developing on one of your teeth, you should call 708-448-2588 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Trine Dental Group.