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Recurrent Decay (Around A Restoration)

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a tooth with decay Even after a tooth has been restored, sometimes decay can reappear and compromise the structure of the tooth all over again.
closeup of a tooth with decay Over time, bacteria works its way into the areas of the tooth surrounding and supporting the filling, and the tooth begins to deteriorate as a result.
bottom tooth with inflamed gums As the decay worsens, the tooth continues to weaken, which can result in cracking, pain and potentially tooth breakage or loss.
a broken tooth with decay If caught early enough, the decay can typically be removed and the tooth re-filled or crowned. However, if left untreated, more serious procedures might be needed such as a root canal, bridge or dental implant.
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