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Poor oral hygiene practices can bolster the bacterial population in your mouth, while also weakening the mineral integrity of your tooth enamel. As this starts to happen, your chances of suffering a cavity on one of your teeth can significantly increase.

As this starts to occur you might notice one of your teeth becoming increasingly sensitive to hot, cold, sweet, and acidic substances. You might also notice a change in the texture of a slightly discolored area on the tooth.

In a situation like this, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Mathew Berg. In a short amount of time he can examine the tooth to help to assess the severity of the tooth decay and ensure that the internal structure of the tooth is unaffected.

Dr. Mathew Berg will then discuss your numbing options. Most people choose to have Novocain injected into their gums. This will sufficiently numb the area long enough to perform the dental filling treatment.

Dr. Mathew Berg will use a special dental drill to carefully remove any decayed tooth enamel leaving behind a clean healthy surface to securely bond the dental filling in place. The tooth’s appearance in your smile and the location of the dental filling will directly influence the material he recommends.

If you live in the El Paso, Texas, area and you are concerned that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call 915-591-5333 to have it examined at Mathew Berg DDS.