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An inadequate oral hygiene regimen and failing to attend your twice a year dental checkup with Dr. Everett Eklund can leave you at significant risk of developing a cavity on one of your teeth. As the tooth decay starts to develop you might notice increased sensitivity, and discomfort in the tooth, as well as a change in texture.

If it’s caught in the early stages a small cavity can often be repaired with a simple dental filling. The process starts with a thorough examination of the tooth to determine the extent of the decay. Then Dr. Everett Eklund will numb the tooth and remove any traces of decayed tooth enamel.

This will create a sufficient surface on the tooth enamel to provide the dental filling with a long term anchor. The material Dr. Everett Eklund chooses for the dental filling will largely be influenced by the tooth’s location and the dental filling visibility in your smile.

To avoid long-term oral health problems, it is best to always come in for your regular checkup. These checkups can catch problems early that if left ignored can lead to much more painful and costly conditions in the future.

If you are in the Hagerstown, Maryland, area and you suspect a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call 301-790-2007 to seek treatment at Potomac Dental Centre.