The average person has eight molars in the back of their mouth. These large teeth are primarily responsible for chewing and grinding. Upper and lower molars work in tandem with their partner in your dentition as well as the premolars near the front of your mouth.
When a cavity afflicts one of your molars, it could cause significant discomfort and even limit your daily oral function. If you’re concerned that a cavity has formed on one of your molars, you should not delay in seeking treatment from Dr. Anthony Foster.
Your dentist will start by examining the tooth and taking a few X-rays. This helps him determine the severity of the tooth decay. Your dentist will then numb the area before using a drill to remove all the decayed tooth enamel. An amalgam filling can be applied during the same appointment.
This type of filling material is made from a blend of inert dental metals. It is known for being very durable, making it a good choice for repairing a cavity on a back tooth. Once the filling has been cured and hardened, it will effectively repair the molar for many years to come.
If you live in the Brooklyn, New York, area and you’re concerned that a cavity may have formed on one of your molars, you should call 718-673-8060 to have it treated at Foster Dental.