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The premolars and molars in the back of your mouth play a significant role in breaking food down before swallowing. When bacterial deposits collect on one of the contoured surfaces, or you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits, your chances of suffering a cavity on one of your back teeth increases significantly.

If you notice a change in texture, lingering discomfort, or newly developed sensitivity with one of your molars or premolars, you need to have it examined by Dr. Lawrence Wu. This might also include taking a few X-rays to assess the overall severity of the cavity.

With early detection, Dr. Lawrence Wu might be able to repair a cavity on a molar or premolar with a dental filling. The treatment process starts with Dr. Lawrence Wu numbing the tooth as well as the underlying gums to maintain your comfort. Then he will then remove any tooth decay with a drill. This leaves behind a clean healthy surface to secure the dental filling.

Your tooth is then filled with a mercury-free material to provide a tooth-colored restoration. This composite material will give you the look and feel you want and deserve. If you live in the San Jose, California, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 408-266-2800 to have it examined and treated at NuSmile Dental & Orthodontics.