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Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine can leave your teeth at increased risk of suffering from a cavity. When this happens you might experience general discomfort and sensitivity in the tooth, as well as a change in color, or texture.

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should not delay in scheduling a dental exam with Dr. Asal Shirazi. If it is detected early a small cavity might be repaired with a simple dental filling.

The treatment process involves Dr. Asal Shirazi using a drill to remove all traces of tooth decay to prepare the surface to receive the dental filling. The material that she selects will largely be based on the tooth’s visibility in your smile.

An amalgam dental filling is made from a special blend of inert dental metals. They have the durability to handle the tough work of chewing and grinding. This makes them a good option for repairing a cavity on a molar or premolar.

Composite dental fillings are a good option for repairing a cavity on a tooth that is visible in your smile. They are made from a dental resin material that can be shaded to match the color and tone of natural tooth enamel.

Once the filling material has been shaded, shaped, and applied, Dr. Asal Shirazi will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the filling and secure its bond with the surrounding tooth enamel.

If you live in the Brea, California, area and you suspect that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call 714-386-7421 to have it diagnosed as soon as possible at Fullerton Dental Care.