A 24-year-old female asked:
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a dentist has done three fillings on one tooth in three weeks. he keeps finding more decay. is this normal?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Unusual: But not unheard of.
Answered on Jun 22, 2016
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Not particularly: I cannot explain why your current dentist would need to revisit the same tooth three times in three weeks and each time find additional decay, especially without being able to see a radiograph of the tooth and the tooth itself. If you are concerned, please seek a second opinion from another local dentist who can actually examine you.
Answered on Oct 15, 2017

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