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Poor oral hygiene practices and a knack for putting off your regular dental checkup at Creative Dental Group increases the threats to your oral health. Tooth decay is one of the more troublesome oral health maladies that calls for timely treatment and repair.

If you procrastinate professional care, the bacterial complications and potential infection could prove to be very significant. With early detection and diagnosis, Dr. Purvesh Malaviya might be able to repair the tooth with a simple dental filling.

To repair a cavity on a back tooth, Dr. Purvesh Malaviya might recommend using an amalgam filling. This is a blend of special dental-grade metals. It is dark in appearance, making it a poor choice for a tooth that is prevalent in your smile. However, it is also known for being rather durable, making them a viable option for a cavity on one of your back teeth.

A cavity that is visible in your smile might call for Dr. Purvesh Malaviya to use a composite filling. This is a special type of dental resin that can be perfectly shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel in your smile.

Once the filling material of choice has been cured and bonded to the tooth enamel, it can repair the tooth for many years to come.

If you live in the New Bedford, Massachusetts, area and you have a tooth suffering from tooth decay, you should not delay in calling 508-990-9900 to have it treated at Creative Dental Group.