A 41-year-old member asked:
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what can one do to correct dental caries?

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Dr. William Dapper
35 years experience Dentistry
Depends: If at all possible have the caries removed and the tooth filled but only after assessing the periodontal health of the teeth..
Answered on Nov 21, 2012
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
Prevention is Best: Dental caries vary from superficial white decalcifications of the outer enamel which can be treated with remineralizing gels and high dose Fluoride toothpastes or gel in custom trays. Deeper caries require a dentist to remove the decay and restore the missing tooth structure and that can vary from a simple filling to a crown that covers most or all of the tooth above the gum line.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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