An Amalgam Filling Might Be Needed to Repair a Cavity on One of Your Back Teeth

April 18, 2017

The molars and premolars in the rear of your mouth are called upon to do a significant amount of chewing and grinding. When a cavity forms on one of these teeth, it can hamper your ability to effectively chew food and it can cause heightened sensitivity.

With early detection, a cavity on one of your back teeth can often be repaired with an amalgam filling that is applied at [practice_name].

The treatment process starts with Dr. [doctor_name] performing a thorough examination of the tooth to determine the severity of the tooth decay. This might also include taking a few X-rays to make sure the bacteria have not penetrated the sensitive internal structures of the tooth.

Dr. [doctor_name] will then inject Novocain into the nearby gums to numb the tooth and surrounding area. Then, [heshe] will use a drill to remove any decayed tooth enamel. This leaves behind a perfectly clean surface to cement a filling.

Amalgam fillings are known for being durable, making them a good choice for repairing a cavity on one of your back teeth. They are made from a blend of dental-grade metals.

Once the filling has been cured by a special ultraviolet light, it will restore the full function of the tooth for many years to come.

If you are concerned that you might have a cavity on one of your teeth and you live in the [city], [state], area, you should call [phone] to have it treated at [practice_name].