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Your regularly scheduled dental checkups at Cottage Grove Dental are designed to identify any early signs of gum disease, cavities, and other developing an oral health condition. Treating a problem early on helps minimize the need for more invasive treatments.

Yet you should also note that it’s possible for a cavity to develop on one of your teeth in between dental checkups. If you notice any early signs of a problem with one of your teeth, you should not delay in having the tooth examined and treated.

After a thorough examination, which might include taking some X-rays, Dr. Brent Bitner will present you with the most effective mode of treatment. If the area of tooth decay is limited to the tooth’s enamel layer he might be able to repair it by installing a dental filling.  

This calls for him to remove all traces of decayed tooth enamel while also carefully preparing a suitable surface to bond the dental filling material.

Dental fillings made from metallic amalgam are often a poor choice to repair a cavity that will appear in your smile. Yet they are known to be very durable, which makes them a preferred choice for repairing molar or premolar.

A composite dental filling might be used to repair a cavity that appears in your smile. This is a special type of dental plastic that can be shaded to perfectly match the adjacent tooth enamel.

If you live in Cottage Grove, Oregon, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth you should call 541-942-7934 to have it diagnosed and repaired at Cottage Grove Dental’s dental office.