If you take a relaxed stance toward brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing each evening, you are at increased risk of suffering a cavity on one of your teeth. When this happens, you might experience increased sensitivity or a change in the tooth’s texture. Early on, Dr. Frank C. Raymer might be able to treat a small area of tooth decay by applying a filling at his, Irvine, California dental office.
After a thorough examination and X-rays to assess the severity of the tooth decay, Dr. Frank C. Raymer will numb the tooth with Novocaine. Then he will remove all traces of bacterial presence. This will create a smooth surface to securely bond the filling in place.
Dr. Frank Raymer will apply composite dental fillings to repair the tooth and restore its function. Composite resin fillings are made from a special dental-grade plastic material that can be color-matched to the surrounding tooth enamel.
After the filling has been applied, Dr. Frank C. Raymer will use a special ultraviolet light to cure and harden the filling in place. With improved oral hygiene habits, the filling-repaired tooth should last for many years to come.
If you live in the Irvine, California area and you suspect a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, we invite you to call 949-551-2606 to have it treated and repaired by Dr. Frank C. Raymer. Our experienced team looks forward to helping you with all of your smile needs!