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cavity on a tooth with an existing filling

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: Filling replaces the part of the tooth that was damaged (infected). It does not protect any other part of the tooth. Please have new cavity fixed AS ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Of course: It is possible to have another cavity because every tooth has 5 surfaces.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely: Just because a tooth is restored once does not mean it will never need another restoration.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Fillings: That are minor/small many times do not even need anesthesia. If you require anesthesia ask the doctor to use an anesthetic without Epinephrine so it w ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Progressing decay: It may take some time (months-years)but cavities are caused by bacteria which don't die easily. They reproduce and continue to cause probs, they will ... Read More
Dr. Stanley Lin
16 years experience Dentistry
Fracture of tooth: By not filling a cavity, the cavity will get larger and the tooth becomes weaker. At some point, the cavity will reach the nerve which will cause mor ... Read More
Dr. Justin Zumstein
23 years experience Dentistry
The cavity will: Keep getting larger and larger. Eventually, the remaining tooth structure will not be large or strong enough to support a restoration (filling) and th ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Serious stuff!: It will continue to decay, leaving less and less tooth structure available to repair or salvage it. You will likely need root canal therapy and\or a c ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience Dentistry
It all wrecks things: Tooth decay will damage teeth as they eat away at the structure. Our jobs as dentists is to minimize the damage we cause when we fix the problem. So. ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
22 years experience Dentistry
Decayed teeth: If you don't get the cavities taken care of, soon the nerve of those teeth will be involved causing pain and infection and then you will need more com ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
21 years experience Dentistry
Root canal hurts: The first thing your dentist needs to check is the bite. If the bite is off you will be sensitive to hot and cold and maybe have a dull ache or inflam ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Call dentist: Call the dentist that placed the filling about your pain. Some sensitivity is common but not pain. It could be something as simple as your bite need ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Depends on : Size however generally less than 1 hour.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathan Pfister
11 years experience Dentistry
Feeling: Should be numb but bumpy. No pain. Alternatives is air abrasion and laser use.

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