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The molars in the back of your mouth are routinely called upon to grind and process the foods you consume. When a textured area of tooth enamel or small chip is exploited by bacterial tooth decay, it can cause discomfort and limit the function of your mouth. With early detection, a cavity on a molar can often be repaired at Sylvia A. Spradlin with a durable amalgam filling.

Dr. Sylvia A. Spradlin will start by examining the tooth and taking a few X-rays. This helps determine the extent of the decay. Your dentist will then numb the area with Novocain before using a drill to remove all the decayed tooth enamel. Composite and amalgam fillings can be applied during the same appointment.

An amalgam filling is made from a blend of inert dental metals. This type of filling is known for being very durable, making it a good choice for repairing a cavity on a back tooth. Once the filling has been cured and hardened, it will effectively repair the molar for many years to come.

If you live in the Olathe, Kansas, area and you’re concerned that a cavity might have formed on one of your teeth, you should call 913-780-0123 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Sylvia A. Spradlin.