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A smile marred by tooth decay can affect the way you feel about your appearance. Fortunately, if you seek timely dental care at Rogue Valley Family Dentistry, you can have the tooth treated and your smile’s appearance restored. Sometimes Dr. Joshua Scott Murdock can repair a small cavity with a composite filling.

The process starts with your dentist examining and X-raying the tooth to make sure the tooth decay has not penetrated the interior structures. Then, he will discuss your numbing options. Most people choose to have Novocain injected into the surrounding gums. This will fully numb the area to help you feel comfortable throughout the treatment.

A composite filling is made from a special dental-grade resin. It can be perfectly shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. Once the filling has been applied, your dentist will use a special ultraviolet light to cure it and bond it to the surrounding tooth enamel. With good oral hygiene habits, your new filling should repair the previously compromised tooth for a long time to come.

If you live in the Grants Pass, Oregon, area and you have a cavity on a tooth in your smile, you should call 541-479-5505 to have it treated at Rogue Valley Family Dentistry.