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The premolars and molars in the back of your mouth are called upon to do a significant amount of work chewing and grinding food. When a cavity forms on one of these teeth, you might experience increased sensitivity, a change in texture or discomfort when biting down.

With early detection, Dr. Brent Bitner might be able to repair the tooth at his Cottage Grove, Oregon, clinic with a simple filling. This will require numbing the tooth and removing the decayed area of tooth enamel with a special dental drill.

To filling the remaining void, Dr. Brent Bitner might recommend using an amalgam filling. This is a blend of special dental-grade metals. This type of filling material is also known for being rather durable, making them a viable option to repair tooth decay on one of your back teeth.

Dr. Brent Bitner will then apply the amalgam while it’s soft. After shaping the filling material, Dr. Brent Bitner will cure it and secure the bond with the remaining tooth enamel using a special ultraviolet light. Once this is done, it will repair the tooth for many years to come.

If you live in the Cottage Grove, Oregon, area and you have a tooth suffering with a cavity, you should not delay in calling 541-942-7934 to have it treated by Dr. Brent Bitner.