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The teeth in the back of your mouth play a very important role in your overall oral function. The large molars help chew and grind foods before swallowing. While premolars assist with this they also work with your front teeth to bite off hard foods. When a cavity forms on one of these teeth, it can not only cause discomfort, it can also limit your ability to process food before swallowing. Without timely treatment from one of the dentists at Morton Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry, the tooth decay could cause even more serious complications.

If the cavity is small, Dr. Clifford Morton might be able to repair the tooth with a simple filling. This will require numbing the tooth before removing all traces of decayed tooth enamel with a special dental drill. Dr. Clifford Morton might recommend using an amalgam dental filling to repair the tooth decay. This is a blend of special dental metals that are known for being rather durable. This can restore the molars basic function in your mouth without further distress.

The amalgam will be prepared while it is still malleable. After applying and shaping the dental filling material Dr. Clifford Morton will cure it with a special ultraviolet light. This will harden the amalgam and ensure a strong bond with the adjacent tooth enamel. Then your smile will be ready to shine!

If you live in the Marietta, Georgia, area and you have a molar or premolar suffering from a cavity, you should not delay in calling 770-973-0141 to have it treated at Morton Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry.