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Deep cavity fluoride filling
I got a deep asymptomatic cavity treated at the dentist who used fluoride filling to remineralise a little bit of the Dentin decay. I have to wait for two months and if no pain develops, I have to get composite filled over the restoration. It scares me a little that a part of the decay is still inside. Is that alright? It's been a month almost and no pain has risen so far. Also, will a different dentist agree to do the composite filling? I might be moving over to a new state next month.
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Hi ...This is normal procedure that many dentist follow if decay is not very deep and is asymptomatic, as was in your case. Don't worry.Different dentist should have no problem doing filling in this particular tooth, but again that would b dentist's call.
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Hello dear Please be advised I suggest you to please share pic and treatment details for confirmation of diagnosis. Thanks
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We are in an exciting period of minimally invasive dentistry which enables us to use these amazing new materials that help us in remineralization instead of the old drill and fill concept. What protocol your dentist has followed is based on this concept, most likely he may have used either silver diamine fluoride/ GIC which arrests cavity without the need to drill and remove it. It also helps to save the tooth structure. If there's no pain then you have nothing to lose, if there is pain there's always another treatment option that can be planned. This is a conservative approach to treating tooth decay.
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