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Cavity below gum line: Can cavities below gum line be filled so that the tooth does not have to be pulled? ... Visitor from VA

Answer:
It depends on the tooth location, biting forces and whether or not the integrity of the tooth is compromised by excavating the site. Preparing a tooth for a filling can sometimes cause loss of tooth structure where it is needed the most.

If risk of failure is present, you will probably have difficulty finding a dentist willing to do it.

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