There are several different types of teeth in the front of your mouth. Bicuspids are arguably the most visually prominent of your upper front teeth. This work together with canines, incisors, and your lower front teeth to help you bite into and bite off pieces of the foods you consume each day.
If you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your bicuspids or any other tooth in your mouth you need to have it examined by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Stephen Woodard as soon as possible. If the tooth decay is caught early he might be able to repair a small cavity with a standard dental filling.
After a thorough examination, Dr. Stephen Woodard will numb the tooth. With your comfort ensured he will then use a special dental drill to remove the decayed tooth enamel. This will create a healthy surface to bond the dental filling.
Most cavities on a single surface of a bicuspid can be repaired by a dental filling made from composite resin. This special type of dental plastic can be shaded to seamlessly match the surrounding tooth enamel.
If you live in the Spokane Valley, Washington, area and you suspect a cavity has compromised on one of your teeth, you should call 509-924-8585 to have it examined and treated at Stephen Woodard.