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The molars in the back of your mouth are large and often have contours on the faces and biting surfaces of the tooth enamel. If bacterial deposits become trapped in these areas it could encourage a cavity to develop.

If it’s caught early, Dr. Richard Barton might be able to treat the cavity with an amalgam dental filling. This is a blend of dental metals that are known for their durability.

The treatment process starts with Dr. Richard Barton numbing the tooth before using a dental drill to remove all traces of decayed tooth enamel. Once this is done, he will prepare the amalgam filling material.

Once it has been applied and shaped Dr. Richard Barton will cure the amalgam dental filling it with a special ultraviolet light. This will harden and bond the material to the surrounding tooth enamel for many years to come.

Consistent oral hygiene habits are very important for maximizing the lifespan of the dental filling. Be sure to brush twice and floss once each day.

If you live in the Henderson, Nevada, area and you are concerned that a cavity might have developed on one of your molars, you should call 702-456-1147 to have it diagnosed and treated at Richard Barton DDS.