Did the dentist get all the decay out of my tooth?

Did the dentist get all the decay out of my tooth?   On occasion a new patient will arrive to my office with decay around or under a filling that was done years earlier.  They will need a new filling or a crown.  The usual question is: ‘Did the last dentist leave some decay in the tooth?’   It can be tricky for the dentist to get all of the decay out of a tooth....

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A REPORT ON THE CARIVU

A report on the Carivu I purchased a Carivu decay detector about a month ago. This is a device where a bright light is shined through the tooth, then an image is picked up and recorded. Carivu does not replace x-rays but does show evidence of early decay, especially between the teeth.  With thicker enamel, decay can be difficult to pick up in the early stages on some patients. I’ve had...

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