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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Consult: See ur dentist for your pit and fissure cavity and a local orthodontist for ur overbite. The two are unrelated.

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely: Sealants have been used for many years to arrest the progression of decay on very small lesions.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
35 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There are no absolutes in anything in health care. I would believe that sealants could obscure an underlying problem. This is an area best for denti ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Relax: Professionals are given a wide margin when it comes to restoring teeth. Many times there is no right or wrong answer. The sealants are a more conserva ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Randall Stastny
33 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fill the holes: Yes, even though there may not be any decay right now those "buccal pits" will be spot where bacteria loves to hang out and cavities will develop over ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
See your dentist : Make an appointment with a pediatric dentist for an examination. The pits and spots may have been caused by a viral infection during the time the teet ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Decay: Tooth decay involves the breakdown of the enamel matrix subsequent to contact with acid. Only the most superficial of lesions can be reversed using a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Cavity: This really depends on how deep the drilling is going to be. Shallow cavities usually are simple but I have yet to hear of a simple cavity. Hence in g ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Dental exam: If you can't tell, a dentist can.

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