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When a cavity forms on a tooth, it can pose a significant threat to your oral health and function. If the cavity is on one of your back teeth, it can cause heightened sensitivity and it can impair your ability to chew and grind food. If it’s detected early, your dentist, Dr. Asad Ahsan, might be able to repair the tooth with an amalgam dental filling.

First, Dr. Asad Ahsan will numb the tooth and surrounding gums for your comfort. Then, he will use a drill to remove the decayed enamel. This will provide a clean, healthy enamel surface for the final filling to adhere to.

Dr. Asad Ahsan will prepare the amalgam mixture and apply it to the now clean and healthy tooth enamel. Then, he will use a special ultraviolet light to cure and harden the filling. This will bond the amalgam to the surrounding enamel, creating a bond that should last for many years to come.

Proper oral hygiene will help increase the filling’s longevity. Brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing each evening will help reduce the bacterial presence in your mouth, limiting their ability to affect the healthy tooth enamel or cause a new cavity.

If you suspect that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call (972) 347-0945 to have it treated at Vital Dental with a dental filling in McKinney, Texas. For more details about hours of operation, and location click here.