A Modest-Sized Cavity Can Often Be Repaired by a Dental Filling

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A small area of tooth decay, commonly referred to as a cavity, can have a serious impact on the function of your mouth and your overall oral health. So long as the cavity is modest in size, your dentists can usually repair it with a dental filling in Medford, Oregon.

To do this, our dentists will numb the tooth and surrounding gums by injecting Novocain. Then, they will use a drill to remove all the decayed tooth enamel. This leaves behind a healthy, clean surface to apply a filling.

The material our dentists recommend for the filling is primarily based on the tooth’s location and its prevalence in your smile. Composite resin fillings can be shaded to match tooth enamel, making them a good choice for a tooth that is visible in your smile. Amalgam fillings are made from a blend of base metals. They are known for being durable, making them a good choice for repairing a cavity on one of your back teeth.

Once the filling has been cured and hardened, it will effectively restore the full function of the tooth for many years to come.

If you have a cavity on one of your teeth, you should call 541-772-8280 to seek professional treatment at ADC Dental & Denture Clinic Inc..