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how would a dentist file a small cavity?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends : The location and size of the cavity may determine how and if the cavity is filled. Dentists have used a number of techniques in treating small cavities, from sealants, and a number of different restorative materials. In the past, the old drill and fill was the primary technique used. With the advent of newer technology, some offices are using lasers to remove the decay with less discomfort.
Answered on Jul 14, 2012
Dr. James Wright
33 years experience Dentistry
Remove decay: No matter which approach is used, the common denominator is removing the decay to prevent further complications and then to use a fine quality of white filling material to fill the area.
Answered on Jul 31, 2012

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