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The molars and premolars in the back of your mouth are called upon to do a significant amount of chewing and grinding. When a cavity forms on one of these teeth, the heightened sensitivity and discomfort can significantly impair the function of your mouth. If it is detected early, Dr. Shelly Galvin can repair the cavity with an amalgam dental filling.

Dr. Shelly Galvin will start by examining the tooth and taking some X-rays. Then, she will inject Novocain into the local gum tissues. This will numb the area so you’ll be comfortable throughout the treatment process. Then, she will use a drill to remove any decayed enamel. This will provide a clean, healthy surface for the final filling to adhere to.

Amalgam fillings are essentially a blend of special dental-grade metals that can be directly applied to the cleaned cavity. Then a special ultraviolet light will be used to harden and cure the filling into place. With proper care and oral hygiene, this should fully repair the tooth for a long time to come.

If you’re concerned that a cavity may have formed on one of your back teeth, you should call Westwood Dental at 913-432-0765 to have it examined and repaired with a dental filling in Kansas City, Kansas.