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How to you fix a dental cavity?
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Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry
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In brief: Steps
The first thing we do is numb the tooth up.
We then have to remove the infected/decayed part of the tooth which is done with a handpiece (drill), we then disinfect the cavity, and if doing a white (composite) filling apply a bond, place the white filling or amalgam (metal) filling, sculpt it and light cure it (the light causes the white filling to harden). We then adjust your bite.

In brief: Steps
The first thing we do is numb the tooth up.
We then have to remove the infected/decayed part of the tooth which is done with a handpiece (drill), we then disinfect the cavity, and if doing a white (composite) filling apply a bond, place the white filling or amalgam (metal) filling, sculpt it and light cure it (the light causes the white filling to harden). We then adjust your bite.
Dr. Jay Kansal
Dr. Jay Kansal
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
In brief: Dentist
See your dentist for a restoration.
They will numb you, then remove the decay and unsupported tooth structure and then restore (fill) the tooth with either amalgam or a resin composite most likely.

In brief: Dentist
See your dentist for a restoration.
They will numb you, then remove the decay and unsupported tooth structure and then restore (fill) the tooth with either amalgam or a resin composite most likely.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry
In brief: Filling
A cavity is prepared and debrided of all decay, then some med may be place prior to filling material, then filling material placed, trimmed (bite adjusted) and polished.
There are numerous types of filling materials and medications used. If cavity is severe, you may need a crown (and possible a root canal).

In brief: Filling
A cavity is prepared and debrided of all decay, then some med may be place prior to filling material, then filling material placed, trimmed (bite adjusted) and polished.
There are numerous types of filling materials and medications used. If cavity is severe, you may need a crown (and possible a root canal).
Dr. Anna Guarna
Dr. Anna Guarna
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