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A cavity that develops on one of your teeth can sometimes cause increased sensitivity, discomfort, as well as a possible change in the tooth’s texture and appearance. This can be especially distressing if the tooth is visible in your smile.

If you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should not delay in seeking treatment at Dr. Eudoro Vallejo’s dental clinic.

Dr. Eudoro Vallejo will start by examining the tooth and taking some X-rays to determine the severity of the tooth decay. Once the tooth has been sufficiently numbed he will then use a dental drill to remove any compromised tooth enamel. This leaves behind a clean surface to anchor the filling.

A small cavity that appears on a tooth in your smile can often be repaired with a composite dental filling. This is a special type of dental grade plastic that can be shaded to match the color and tone of the surrounding tooth enamel. Once Dr. Eudoro Vallejo has shaded and applied the composite material he will harden and bond it to the surround tooth enamel a special ultraviolet light.

With regular brushing and flossing the fully repaired tooth should last for many years to come.

If you live in the Hackensack, New Jersey, area, and you’ve noticed a cavity on a tooth in your smile, you should call 201-457-9595 to have it treated and repaired at Eudoro Vallejo.