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Patients who struggle to maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine or who sometimes skip their regularly dental checkups are at increased risk of suffering a cavity. Early symptoms of tooth decay could include a minor change in the surface texture of the tooth, worsening sensitivity or a minor discoloration in the affected tooth enamel.

If you have noticed a problem with one of your teeth, you should have it examined as soon as possible by our dentist. In some cases of minor tooth decay Dr. Dennis Jenkins might be able to treat the compromised tooth enamel by applying a composite dental filling. Created from a special type of dental grade resin, this material can be shaded to match the adjacent tooth enamel.

The treatment process starts with Dr. Dennis Jenkins numbing the tooth and surrounding gums before carefully removing the compromised tooth enamel. At this point he will shade, apply and shape the composite resin. Once this is done he will harden it with a special ultraviolet light to seamlessly bond the dental filling to the surrounding tooth enamel.

Going forward you might want to apply increased focus in your brushing and flossing efforts. Your routine dental checkups will also monitor the health of your teeth and the integrity of the dental filling.

If you are in the Sellersburg, Indiana, area and you have a tooth with a cavity you should call 812-246-3386 to have it examined and treated at Designing Smiles PSC.