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Tooth decay is often attributed to poor oral hygiene habits. Forgetting to thoroughly brush your teeth each morning and night or failing to floss at least once per day can leave food particles and plaque in your mouth. These bacterial deposits can demineralize tooth enamel or cause small areas of tooth decay to develop on a tooth.

As this starts to happen, you will likely notice a growing sense of discomfort in the affected teeth. This could also be accompanied by a noticeable change in texture and increased sensitivity.

If you have noticed a change in one of your teeth, it’s best to have it examined and treated by our dentists. In a short amount of time, Drs. Boyd, Jenny, and Lee can assess the severity of the tooth decay and present you with an effective treatment plan.

If the area of tooth decay is small and limited to the enamel layer of the tooth, they might be able to repair it by applying a dental filling.

Our dentists will discuss your numbing options. Most people choose to have Novocain injected into the local gum tissues. This will sufficiently numb the area long enough to perform the necessary treatment.

Once you are sufficiently numb, they will remove any decayed tooth enamel leaving behind a clean healthy surface capable of bonding the dental fillings.

Composite dental fillings are often a good option for repairing a small area of tooth decay on a dental surface that will appear in your smile. Amalgam dental fillings are dark in color as well as durable, and can be applied to repair a cavity on a back tooth.

If you live in the Lancaster, CA, area and you have a problem with one of your teeth, you should call (661) 942-1179 to have it examined at AV Dental Wellness Group.