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Poor oral hygiene practices can allow the natural bacteria in your mouth to thrive. This can contribute to the development of gum disease, chronic bad breath, and eventually cause cavities to develop on one or more of your teeth.

Early signs of tooth decay might include a noticeable change in the texture of a tooth’s surface, as well as general discomfort, and increased sensitivity. If you are concerned about one of your teeth, you need to have it examined as soon as possible by a dentist like Dr. Arpan Patel.

If it’s cause early Dr. Arpan Patel might be able to treat a small cavity by removing any decayed tooth enamel and applying a dental filling.

If the cavity has compromised one of the molar or premolar in the back of your mouth it might be repaired with an amalgam dental filling. This is a special type of metal that has the durability to handle the constant rigors of chewing and grinding.

If the dental filling will be prevalent in your smile Dr. Arpan Patel might use a composite resin material for the dental filling This is a special dental plastic that can be shaded to seamlessly match the surrounding tooth enamel.

Once the dental filling has been applied Dr. Arpan Patel will cure and harden it with a special ultraviolet light.

If you live in the Langhorne, Pennsylvania, area and you suspect a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call (215) 970-2515 to have it examined and treated at Alpha Dental Excellence.