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4. Press some cement into the cavity. Put a small ball of cement on the
end of your filling tool. Carry it to the cavity. Spread it over the floor of
the cavity and into the corners.
Then add another ball of cement, pressing it against the other cement
and against the sides of the cavity.
REMEMBER: Decay stops growing only when the
cement covers it completely and tightly.
Keep adding cement until the cavity is over-filled. Smooth the extra
cement against the edge of the cavity.
If a cavity goes down between two teeth, one other step is necessary. You
need to take care that the cement does not squeeze and hurt the gum.
Before you spread
the cement, place
between the teeth.
You can use the soft stem from
a palm leaf, a toothpick, or a
tooth from a comb. Be sure it
has a rounded end to prevent
damage to the gums.