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The large molars in the back of your mouth play an important role in helping you chew and grind tough foods before swallowing. Poor oral hygiene habits can put these teeth at increased risk of suffering a cavity. When this happens, the discomfort can limit your overall oral function and impact your quality of life.

With early detection, Dr. Stan Scalf 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. Scalf might recommend using an amalgam dental filling to repair a molar. 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.

Dr. Scalf will apply the amalgam while it is still soft and malleable. After shaping the filling material Dr. Scalf will cure it and secure the bond with the remaining tooth enamel by using a special ultraviolet light.

If you live in the Georgetown, Kentucky, area and you have a molar or other tooth that is suffering from an untreated cavity, you should not delay in calling 502-863-9340 to have it treated at Stan Scalf DMD.