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A cavity is a small area of tooth decay that occurs when the bacteria in your mouth uses residual food particles and sugars to exploit an area of tooth enamel. If you notice a change in texture, sensitivity or pain in a tooth, you shouldn’t delay in setting up an appointment to have it addressed. Left ignored, the cavity could exacerbate a serious problem. Diagnosed early, MedPlex Dental’s team can usually repair the cavity with a standard filling.

Our dentist will start by examining the tooth and taking a few X-rays. This will help to assess the extent of the decay and ensure that the pulp and root of the tooth are healthy. Then we will discuss your numbing options. Most people elect to have Novocain injected into their gums to numb the area.

Your first visit will prepare your tooth by removing all decayed material, cleaning the tooth, and preparing the surface so it will bond securely with your completed filling. Then, we take a precision mold of your prepared tooth that we send to our certified LVI laboratory, which they use to create a custom porcelain filling to your exact needs.

At your second visit we will have your porcelain filling ready. We will then bond it to your tooth using a special process to ensure that the filling is permanently affixed to the tooth. Once your porcelain filling is securely affixed, our dentist will make any final, necessary adjustments to ensure that your filling fits and looks perfect.

If you suspect that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, please don’t delay calling MedPlex Dental in Orlando, Florida at 407-351-2245 to seek timely treatment. We want to make sure your smile stays healthy and confident!