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A 23-year-old female asked:

what are superficial cavities? do they have to be filled or not? is it true thy should b left alone if u get it filled dentist will have to drill more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes and no: A really superficial lesion can remineralise with the proper treatment. Once a lesion gets deeper, it needs to be restored.
Dr. Louis Boryc
Specializes in Dentistry
See your dentist: Superficial caries maybe arrested on smooth surfaces of teeth with fluoride treatments. Any area which is pitted will get worse and require larger restorations or loss of the tooth.

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