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The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once daily to help maintain strong teeth and a healthy mouth. If plaque and residual food matter is not removed from the faces of your teeth and the gum line, it can harden into tartar while also increasing the general acidity of your mouth.

The plaque acids in your mouth from natural bacteria can start to weaken the mineral strength of tooth enamel. When dental caries start to form, tooth decay will continue to spread within the tooth enamel. Without professional treatment, it could even afflict the sensitive tissues in the core of the tooth.

The size and severity of a cavity will determine the treatment method that Dr. Gurusharan Singh recommends. With early detection, a small cavity might be repaired with a simple dental filling. If the area of tooth decay is large, Dr. Gurusharan Singh might recommend treating the tooth with a dental crown restoration.

In a more severe case where the bacterial presence has invaded the interior of the tooth, he might need to perform a root canal. This is a special endodontic therapy that will replace the internal structure of the tooth to provide sufficient structure to anchor a dental crown.

After treating the tooth, Dr. Gurusharan Singh might also advise you on how to improve your oral hygiene routine or offer to administer a fluoride treatment to strengthen your tooth enamel. If you are in the Indianapolis, Indiana, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 317-893-2700 to seek treatment at Gurusharan Singh Seven Days. We look forward to treating your smile.