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Sometimes even the most thorough oral hygiene regimen simply isn’t enough to prevent a cavity from forming on one of your teeth. Your regular dental checkup at Heart Of The City Dental is designed to catch any areas of tooth decay on your teeth. However, if you notice a problem area on one of your teeth in between dental checkups, you should not delay in having it looked at by Drs. Tanya Peterson & Heidi Smith.

Most modest sized cavities can be repaired with a simple filling. Before starting the procedure we will discuss your numbing options. Most people choose to receive an injection of Novocaine in the surrounding gums.

Once the area is sufficiently numb our dentist will then use a drill to remove the decayed enamel leaving behind a strong, healthy surface that will be able to support the eventual filling.

While many fillings are made from gold or amalgam, at Heart Of The City Dental we use composite material that matches the appearance of your teeth. While aesthetically pleasing, composite fillings can also be applied in a single visit, unlike some other filling materials. It is strong and resilient and effectively restores both the function and appearance of your tooth.

If you are concerned that you might have a cavity on one of your teeth, you should call Heart Of The City Dental at 952.890.2791 to schedule an appointment.