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Poor oral hygiene practices can weaken tooth enamel and promote the natural bacteria living in your mouth. When this happens, it greatly increases your chances of developing tooth decay problems. With early detection, a small cavity can often be repaired by your dentist, Dr. Sula, by applying a basic dental filling.

Your dentist will start by examining the tooth and taking a few X-rays. This will help him assess the extent of the decay, ensuring that the internal structures of the tooth are still healthy and strong. Your dentist will then discuss your numbing options. The most common method is to inject Novocain into your gums.

Then, he will remove any decayed enamel and clean the area, leaving behind a clean, healthy surface to securely cement the filling into place. Composite dental fillings, which are tooth colored, are placed in layers. As each layer is placed, it is hardened with a special curing light. Once all the layers are in place, your dentist will shape the material, remove any excess, and shape the final filling.

If you are concerned that a cavity may have formed on one of your teeth, you should not delay in calling 281-829-5000 to have it treated at Advantage Dentists with a dental filling in Katy, Texas. Our dentist and team are excited to serve you and your smile.