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If one of your teeth has started to give you discomfort, heightened sensitivity, or you’ve noticed a change in texture, it might indicate that a cavity has formed. With early detection, Dr. K. Cheyn Gunnerson might be able to treat the tooth by applying a basic dental filling.

The process of repairing the cavity starts with a thorough examination of the problematic tooth. This might include taking some X-rays to make sure the tooth decay hasn’t penetrated the sensitive internal structures of the tooth.

After numbing the area Dr. K. Cheyn Gunnerson will use a special dental drill to carefully remove all traces of tooth decay. The dental material he advocates for the filling will be based on the tooth’s location and its visibility in your smile.

Amalgam is made from a blend of dental metals that are dark in color. This makes it a poor choice for repairing a cavity that’s visible in your smile. For these types of cavities, our dentists will often turn to composite fillings. This is a special resinous plastic that can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel. This makes composite dental fillings a good option for repairing a tooth that is visible in your smile.

If you live in the Payson, Utah area and you suspect a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, please call 801-658-0102 to seek timely treatment at Gunnerson Dental.  We look forward to helping you care for all of your smile needs!