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The eight molars in the back of your mouth are rather large and play a critical role in the function of your mouth. When one is afflicted with a cavity, the heightened sensitivity and discomfort can increasingly limit your ability to chew and grind food. If you suspect that a cavity has formed on one of your molars, you should not delay in seeking treatment at Mark Osenieks, DDS, PC’s dental office in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Your dentist will start by conducting a thorough tooth-examination, which might also include taking some X-rays. It’s important to make sure the tooth decay hasn’t reached the sensitive interior of the tooth. The dentist will then use a drill to carefully remove all traces of tooth decay from the enamel layer.

An amalgam filling is composed of a special blend of dental metals. They are rather durable once cured, making them a preferred choice for repairing a cavity on a back tooth or small biting surface.

A special ultraviolet light will then be used to harden the amalgam, ensuring its bond with the surrounding tooth enamel. This will effectively restore the full function of the tooth for many years to come. Improvements in your daily oral hygiene routine will also help to extend the life of the filling, while also preventing new areas of tooth decay from forming.

If you suspect a cavity has formed on one of your molars, or on any other tooth, you should call (616) 453-0002 to seek treatment at Mark Osenieks, DDS, PC’s dental office in Grand Rapids, Michigan.