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Tooth decay is a dangerous dental issue that needs to be taken care of as soon as possible. So, if you have a cavity, please call Tatum & Cox at 334-745-6393 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Crawford A. Tatum Jr. at your earliest convenience.

When you come into our office, you will receive a dental filling. During this appointment, you can expect the following steps to occur:

Step 1: Your dentist will numb the tooth and surrounding area with a local anesthetic. This will ensure a painless and pleasant dental experience. Then, they will use a drill, air abrasion instrument, or laser to remove the decayed area of the tooth.

Step 2: Next, they will thoroughly clean the tooth to make sure there are no bacteria or debris that can continue to cause decay or other dental issues.

Step 3: When the tooth is clean, Dr. Crawford A. Tatum Jr. will place the filling and then will finish and polish it.

If you would like to learn more about dental fillings in Opelika, Alabama, please call our office today and talk to our dental team. We are more than happy to tell you all about the treatment involved and about the different filling options we have. We look forward to hearing from you!