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If you are inconsistent with your daily oral hygiene routine or if you have a bad habit of procrastinating your regular dental checkup, you are at heightened risk of tooth decay. If it’s detected early and the cavity is in a non-essential part of the tooth, Dr. John Freemon might be able to repair it with a standard filling.

Dr. John Freemon will start by injecting Novocain into the gums to numb the area. Then, he will use a drill to remove any decayed tooth enamel. This leaves behind a healthy, clean surface to apply a filling.

Dr. John Freemon will select a filling material based on the tooth’s location and visibility in your smile. Composite resin fillings can be shaded to match the tooth enamel, making them a good choice for a tooth that is visible in your smile. Amalgam fillings are made from a blend of base metals. They are known for being durable, making them a good choice for repairing a cavity on one of your back teeth.

Once the filling has been cured and hardened by an ultraviolet light, the newly repaired tooth will last for many years to come.

If you have a cavity in Woodstock, Georgia, please call 770-928-0871 to have it treated and repaired.