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The teeth in the front of your mouth play an important role in your ability to comfortably bite off pieces of food. Their overt appearance in your smile can also leave you feeling self-conscious.

In a situation like this, the wisest course of action is to seek professional attention from a dentist like Karl E. Schneck, DDS & Victoria Nguyen, DDS. The longer you delay the more likely you are to suffering worsening tooth decay complications.

If the area of tooth decay is small your dentist might be able to treat it by installing a dental filling. This treatment plan starts with numbing the tooth and surrounding gums. Then any compromised tooth enamel will be removed. This leaves behind a clean surface capable of effectively anchoring the dental filling material.

If the treated area will appear in your smile, your dentist might install a composite dental filling. This type of special dental resin is essential a special type of plastic that can be shaded to mimic natural tooth enamel.

After your dentist has shaded and applied the composite resin it will be hardened with a special ultraviolet light. This will bond the dental filling to the surrounding tooth enamel last for many years.

If you live in the Medford, Oregon, region and you have noticed a cavity on one of your teeth, you should call 541-779-4344 to have it treated and repaired at Crater Lake Dental’s dental office.