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The teeth in the back of your mouth are typically large and contain deep textures in the biting surface of the tooth enamel. These areas can sometimes trap plaque, sugar residue, and other bacterial deposits that could potentially foster a cavity.

As this starts to happen, you might experience sensitivity when you consume hot, cold, sweet, or acidic things. The area of tooth decay might also cause discomfort when biting down.

If it’s caught while the cavity is still small, Dr. Naman B. Patel might be able to treat the tooth by applying an amalgam dental filling. This will require numbing the tooth before removing all traces of decayed tooth enamel with a special dental drill.

Amalgam is a blend of special dental metals that are known for being relatively durable. It can restore the basic function of the affected tooth without further distress.

The amalgam will be prepared while it is still malleable. After applying and shaping the dental filling material Dr. Naman B. Patel will cure it with a special ultraviolet light. This will harden the amalgam and ensure a strong bond with the adjacent tooth enamel.

If you live in the Gilbert, Arizona, area and you have a molar or premolar suffering from a cavity, you should not delay in calling 480-719-7941 to have it treated at Island Dental.