Minor cavities can cause significant discomfort and sensitivity. With timely detection, our Medford, Oregon dentist, Dr. Don Schiess, can often treat minor areas of tooth decay by applying a dental filling.
If you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits or you have a bad habit of skipping your dental checkups, the tooth enamel surrounding a dental filling could start to demineralize. This could potentially weaken the connection with the dental filling causing new sensitivity in each affected tooth as well as other complications.
Patients who are experiencing tooth sensitivity discomfort should schedule an appointment at Open Door Family Dentistry as soon as possible.
In some of these cases, a small distressed dental filling can be replaced with a slightly larger dental filling. In a case where the dental filling is large or a new area of tooth decay has formed, Dr. Schiess might need to perform a dental crown restoration.
After treating any distressed dental fillings or active areas of tooth decay he might recommend administering a fluoride treatment to help strengthen your natural tooth enamel. If your teeth show signs of significant tooth enamel erosion he might also provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements.
If you are in the Medford, Oregon, area and you have a distressed or sensitive dental filling you should call 541-773-4073 to have the tooth examined and treated by our skilled dental team.