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The teeth in the front of your mouth are very visible when you smile. When a cavity or other physical defect develops on one of these teeth it can cause discomfort as well as make you feel self-conscious If you have noticed an area of concern on any one of your teeth, you shouldn’t wait for your next dental checkup to have it examined. Our dentist, Dr. Joseph N. Falco can treat a small cavity with a simple dental filling.

Dr. Joseph N. Falco will start by explaining your numbing options. Once you are comfortable he will meticulously remove all traces of decayed tooth enamel. Then he will prepare the surface to receive the dental filling material. Composite resin is ideal for treating a front tooth since it can be shaded to blend in with your natural tooth enamel. As the dentist applies the resin, he will cure it with an ultraviolet light. This will harden the filling and help it to bond to the surrounding tooth enamel. Going forward, you might want to make some minor improvements to your daily brushing and flossing efforts, as well as making sure that all of your oral care products have the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.

If you are in the Hopkinsville, Kentucky, area and you have a cavity on one of your teeth, you should call 270-632-6404 to have it diagnosed and treated at Pennyrile Family Dentistry.