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If you regularly struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits or you fail to attend your biannual dental checkup at Mid-Valley Dental Care’s clinic your teeth could be at increased risk of suffering a cavity. Without professional treatment from a dentist like Dr. Terence Lau even a small area of tooth decay can continue to spread to threaten the tooth’s longevity.

With early detection, Dr. Terence Lau can often repair a small cavity with a simple dental filling. The process starts with a thorough examination of the tooth to determine the extent of the decay. Then Dr. Terence Lau will numb the tooth and remove any traces of decayed tooth enamel.

This also includes Dr. Terence Lau making miniscule edits to the adjacent tooth enamel to create a sufficient surface to secure the dental filling. The material Dr. Terence Lau chooses for the dental filling will largely be influenced by the tooth’s location and the dental filling’s visibility in your smile.

Going forward you might want to review all aspects of your daily oral hygiene routine. Improvements in technique, quality products, and consistency might be able to help prevent another cavity from developing on one of your other teeth.

If you are in the Northridge, California, area and you suspect a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call 818-886-3500 to seek treatment at Mid-Valley Dental Care.