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Reoccuring cavities after they've been drilled 'n' filled?

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Old 11-28-2004, 11:06 PM   #1
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Question Reoccuring cavities after they've been drilled 'n' filled?

I've had 2 or 3 cavities filled at my old dentist over the years (I've recently switched - they didn't care about the patients, just as long as they were paid on time. Horrible story.)...but they always seem to come back in the same place after he filled them, but years later. For example, 4 years ago I had one on one of my front teeth in the back (which was embarrassing, to say the least), and he fixed it, but now I think it's coming back. I don't have the money to go to the dentist soon - at the beginning of the year I will though - so I cannot verify anything.

Could it be the way the dentist filled the cavity? Or are you more prone to a cavity in the same spot as you've had before? Or is it my fault for not taking care of my teeth better?

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Old 11-29-2004, 10:39 AM   #2
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Re: Reoccuring cavities after they've been drilled 'n' filled?

Sorry I have no answers for you. I have been having this same problem. The old dentist says that it's some kind of decay that is resistant to treatment, but I get the nagging feeling that he's just trying to cover for not drilling out all the decay the first time. But I don't know.

Old 11-29-2004, 12:00 PM   #3
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Re: Reoccuring cavities after they've been drilled 'n' filled?

It could be a few things. One being that he didn't get all the decay out (you may have discomfort w/ this one). Two it's just stain and nothing is going on w/ it. Three you are not taking proper care of your teeth. Which you mentioned, so maybe u felt like u could be doing a better job. Alot of people don't know the proper brushing and flossing tech. You could look up ADA and that should show u those.

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