Treating a Molar Cavity with an Amalgam Dental Filling

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The eight molars in the rear of your mouth play an important role in your basic oral function. These large teeth do a lot of the grinding and chewing to break down food before your swallow.


The tooth enamel layer on your molars can sometimes have tight contours. This is especially true along the biting surface and sometimes near the gumline. Because they are located so far back in the mouth, molars can sometimes be difficult to brush and floss.


When bacterial deposits aren’t removed in a reasonable amount of time, they can quickly develop into small cavities. When this happens, you might notice increasing discomfort and sensitivity in the affected tooth. Rather than waiting for your next dental checkup, you should have an experienced dentist like Dr. Janelle Bacino examine the concerned tooth as soon as possible.


After performing a thorough examination of the tooth, our dentist will explain the most effective treatment plan. This might involve installing an amalgam dental filling.


Receiving an amalgam filling typically starts with numbing the tooth and surrounding gums before removing all traces of tooth decay. This will also involve treating the nearby tooth enamel to prepare a surface that is sufficiently strong enough to bond the dental filling material to the tooth.


Amalgam is a metallic dental substance that is known to be both safe and durable. Once it has been installed in the prepared area, a special ultraviolet light will harden and bond the dental filling in place.


If you live in the San Diego, California, area, and if you have a cavity concern, should call 858-273-0111 to have it examined and treated by the dental specialists at Bacino Dentistry.