In general it is not difficult to fill the area. I would continue to floss and brush as usual.
Thank you for your replies. They have put my mind a littel more at ease that there may be a few options for this tooth.
cavities around the gumline can be difficult to restore if the decay extends more than a millimeter or so below the tissue. when decay extends further down than that, sometimes it is necessary to remove some tissue before placing the restoration. if the filling that exists in the top of the tooth is large, and if this newly discovered decay is extensive, the tooth may need a crown after the decay is cleaned out and the cavity filled. remember that the more "filling" a tooth has, the more prone to fracture it is. when teeth do fracture, sometimes they cannot be restored at all, so placing a crown befoe that happens is oftentimes prudent if the fillings are large.
flossing should be ok-- if the floss gets stuck, slide it out till your dentist can evaluate the area.