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Poor oral hygiene habits invite the bacteria living in your mouth to cause any number of oral health maladies. One of the more serious problems that can arise is tooth decay. When this happens, bacteria exploit and invade the tooth enamel. Without timely treatment at Zicherman, Lago, and Associates, PC the bacteria will inevitably spread. With early diagnosis, a small-to-medium-sized cavity can be repaired by a filling.

Dr. Federico Lago will start the process by examining the tooth and taking a few X-rays. This helps determine the extent of the decay, which will influence the material he recommends for the filling.

Dr. Federico Lago will then numb the area before using a drill to remove all the decayed tooth enamel. Composite and amalgam fillings can be applied during the same appointment.

Dr. Federico Lago might recommend using an amalgam filling. This type of filling is made from a blend of inert dental metals. This type of filling 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 tooth for many years to come.

If you live in the Peabody, Massachusetts, area and you’re concerned that a cavity may have formed on one of your teeth, you should call 978.535.2500 to seek professional care at Zicherman, Lago, and Associates, PC.