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An inconsistent daily oral hygiene routine greatly increases your chances of developing cavities. If they are detected early, your dentist, Dr. Joseph Younger, can repair most small cavities with a standard dental filling.

Dr. Joseph Younger will start by conducting a thorough examination of the tooth. This will likely include taking some X-rays to make sure the decay hasn’t reached the sensitive internal structures of the tooth. Then, he will use a drill to carefully remove all traces of tooth decay. The material he recommends for the new filling will be based on the tooth’s location and its prevalence in your smile.

Amalgam fillings are made from a special blend of dental metals. They are rather durable, making them a preferred choice for repairing a cavity on a back tooth or small biting surface.

Once it has been cured and allowed to harden, 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 extend the life of the filling and prevent new areas of tooth decay.

If you are concerned that a cavity has formed on one of your back teeth and you’re interested in a dental filling in Arden, North Carolina, you should not delay in calling 828-684-9260 to have it examined and repaired at Arden Dental Group.