An Amalgam Filling Might Be Used to Repair a Small Cavity on a Back Tooth

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The premolars and molars in the back of your mouth play an important role in chewing, grinding, and biting off tough foods. These large teeth work together. When one is compromised, by a cavity, it can significantly hinder your overall oral function.

If you are experiencing discomfort in one of your back teeth, you shouldn’t delay in seeking treatment at Dr. James Schall’s dental office. If the area of tooth decay is small, they might be able to repair the tooth with a simple amalgam dental filling.

Dr. Schall will start by examining the tooth and taking some X-rays to assess the severity of the cavity. Then they will numb the tooth before removing all traces of tooth decay. This will provide a clean surface to which which the amalgam dental filling can adhere.

This material is blend of dental grade metals that start out soft. Once the amalgam has been applied and shaped Dr. Schall will use a special ultraviolet light to harden it and secure the bond with the surrounding, healthy tooth enamel.

If you live in the Havre de Grace, Maryland, area and you suspect a cavity has formed on one of your back teeth, you should call 410-939-4030 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Bel Air Smile Partners.