It doesn’t look like much of a cavity does it?
This is the reason why we take X-rays. The X-ray shows the decay is more extensive than what meets the eye.
This photo shows the extent of the decay.
And another photo that shows the extent of the decay.
Voila! This is what they look like after we filled them.
This X-ray was taken in September 2007. At this time, the patient had a small cavity on the first pre-molar. The patient did not come back and have it fixed, nor did the patient come in for any “check
This X-ray was taken in September 2010, almost exactly 3 years from the previous one. Look at the tooth that is “black”. In order to save this tooth, this patient now needs a root canal, a post, core