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Minute contours in your tooth enamel can sometimes trap food particles and plaque. If these bacterial deposits are not removed by your twice daily brushing efforts, it can increase your chances of suffering a cavity in the affected area.

As the area of tooth decay continues to develop you might notice increased sensitivity and a change in the surface texture. In a scenario like this, it’s best to have the tooth examined by a qualified dentist like Dr. Nicholas Kondon.

In a case where only a single surface has been compromised, he might be able to treat the tooth by Installing a dental filling.

The two most common materials used to treat small cavities include metallic amalgam and composite resin. Dr. Nicholas Kondon will determine the best option based on the tooth’s location in your mouth and the affected surface.

The treatment process can usually be performed in a single outpatient appointment. Once all traces of decayed tooth enamel have been removed, the dental filling will be applied and bonded to the surrounding healthy tooth enamel. It will then be hardened by a special ultraviolet light to complete the treatment process.

If you are in the Concord, Massachusetts, region and you are concerned about the health of your teeth, you should call 978.369.9090 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Nicholas P. Kondon, DMD.