Dental Specialist Group

American Board-Certified Prosthodontist, Endodontist, and Oral Medicine Specialist

Diagnosis of tooth decay needs attention to details

Tooth decay diagnosis and treatment

Tooth decay undermines tooth structure, symptoms are often not obvious until a later stage, similar to Periodontitis.

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Figure 1 only shows some shadow on the intact tooth surfaces, until it is opened up to find out how much decay was underneath Fig 2.

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Author
Portrait Hai Qing HAI QING, DMD, Ph.D., Board Cert Prosthodontist Private practice at New Britain, PA 18901 Adjunct clinical assistant professor teaching Advanced Prosthodontics Program at Upenn Dental Medicine.

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