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Cavities can cause significant discomfort and limit your ability to bite and chew your grind food efficiently. If a cavity goes ignored the result can be pain, an abscess or even the loss of the tooth. Early tooth decay symptoms often include discomfort, a change in the texture of the tooth and increased sensitivity and discoloration.If you suspect that you have a cavity, you should contact your dentist. With early diagnosis he might be able to treat the tooth with a dental filling.

After examining and numbing the tooth, the dentist will use a drill to remove any decayed matter and to create a clean surface for the filling. The type of material that Dr. John McMurray selects for the dental filling will be based on the tooth’s location and its visibility in your smile. An amalgam dental filling is created from a special blend of dental grade metals. They durable and are often used to repair a cavity on a back tooth. A composite dental filling can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. This make it a good choice for repairing a cavity that appears in your smile.

If you live in the Meridian, Idaho, area and you are experiencing symptoms of tooth decay on one of your teeth, you should call 208-888-3311 for an appointment at Legacy Smiles Family Dental.