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If you sometimes struggle to maintain good oral hygiene practices, the excess bacterial deposits in your mouth can lead to a chronic build up of plaque in your mouth. In time the persistent oral acidity can gradually start to demineralize your tooth enamel causing a cavity to develop on one of your teeth.

Early signs that tooth decay has started to afflict on of your teeth might include a change in texture or sensitivity. If you have noticed a change in one of your teeth you need to have it examined by a dentist like Dr. John Theriot.

If the cavity is relatively small, the dentist might be able to treat the problem by applying a simple filling. The treatment process involves him numbing the tooth before removing any traces of decayed tooth enamel. This will provide a clean healthy surface to adhere the filling material.

Once the filling has been placed, our dentist will cure it so the dental filling will bond to the remaining healthy tooth enamel.

If you live in the Lafayette, Louisiana, area and you suspect a cavity is affecting one of your teeth, you should call 337-347-7210 to have it examined and treated at Theriot Family Dental Care.