Surface Decay not showing up in XRAY

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by stressout, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. stressout

    stressout Guest

    Hi,

    My dentist, whom I trust, just told me I have some "decay" on the
    side of a back lower molar, next to the cheek, and wants to put in a
    filling.

    I had just had bitewing xrays done, and asked to see them in the
    XRAYs. He said this decay would NOT show up in an XRAY.

    Should I become (more) paranoid ?



    Thanks
     
    stressout, Dec 9, 2009
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  2. stressout wrote:

    Not necessarily. Cavities in between the teeth show up well on bitewing
    films; gumline or other cavities on the sides of the teeth--not so much.
    But he should be able to show you with his explorer where there is a
    catch, and if there is stickiness to the lesion.

    Steve
     
    Steven Bornfeld, Dec 9, 2009
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  3. stressout

    stressout Guest

    On Dec 9, 2:52 pm, Steven Bornfeld <>
    wrote:
    OK. Thanks. There was some pain on that tooth when he was there with
    the pick (explorer?) but I can't remeber what side of the tooth it was
    on. But it's good to know the decay may or may not show up on the
    xray, and I can keep on trusting the dentist.
     
    stressout, Dec 9, 2009
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  4. There is 100% chance you will die within the next 12 years
    or so. That should strike fear into you.

    Dental wise, I'm not a dentist. But Steve Bornfeld is, and I
    respect his counsell.

    --
    Christopher A. Young
    Learn more about Jesus
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    ..


    Hi,

    My dentist, whom I trust, just told me I have some
    "decay" on the
    side of a back lower molar, next to the cheek, and wants to
    put in a
    filling.

    I had just had bitewing xrays done, and asked to see them
    in the
    XRAYs. He said this decay would NOT show up in an XRAY.

    Should I become (more) paranoid ?



    Thanks
     
    Stormin Mormon, Dec 9, 2009
    #4
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