A Cavity on a Molar Might Need an Amalgam Dental Filling

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Your molars play an important role in your the function of your mouth. These large teeth have a contoured surfaces that aid in the process of chewing and grinding food into small pieces that can be swallowed safely. Sometimes, these deeply textured areas on surfaces of your molars can trap food debris, plaque and bacterial deposits that might be tough to clean when you brush your teeth. This situation can cause a cavity to form. Early signs of developing tooth decay might include a noticeable change in the surface texture of the tooth, as well as heightened sensitivity problems.

The dental checkups at Kevin J. Reece, DDS include a comprehensive exam which will detect any early signs of tooth decay. If our dentist, Dr. Kevin J. Reece finds a cavity on one of your teeth he might be able to treat the affected area by using a dental filling made from a metal amalgam. The process starts with the dentist numbing the tooth and gums to help you remain comfortable throughout the treatment. The dentist will remove the decayed tooth enamel and prepare a clean surface for the dental filling. An amalgam filling is generally dark in color which it makes it better for repairing a filling in a tooth doesn’t appear when you smile. Once it has been applied, Dr. Reece will cure the dental filling with a special ultraviolet light.

If you live in the Payson, Utah, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your molars, you should call 801-465-4474 to have it examined and repaired at Kevin J. Reece, DDS.