The American Dental Association advises you to have a routine dental checkup administered twice each year by a qualified dentist like Dr. Douglas F. Smith. This important outpatient appointment is designed to clean bacterial deposits from your teeth, while also identifying any early signs of periodontal disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer.
If Dr. Douglas F. Smith and his staff find an active cavity, he will help you understand your potential treatment option. By using a dental filling, you can restore the health of your tooth.
Composite dental fillings are created from a special dental grade resin material that can be shaded to match your tooth enamel. They are often the preferred choice for repairing a cavity that appears in your smile.
Once he has carefully removed all active areas of tooth decay the dental filling material will be applied and hardened with a special ultraviolet light. This will securely marry it to the surrounding tooth enamel to complete the treatment process and restore the basic function of the once affected tooth.
If you live in the Logan, Utah, area and you’re concerned that a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 435-752-4882 to have it examined and repaired at Douglas F. Smith, DDS.