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My dentist found a mol on tooth #5. how can you get a cavity…

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my dentist found a mol on tooth #5. how can you get a cavity on the smooth side where the tongue is on that tooth? feels weird to me.
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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 5 months ago
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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 5 months ago

Cavities can extend to any surface on the tooth. It really depends a lot on how much decay has undermined the healthy enamel that dictates how many and which surfaces are involved.I would be glad to look at the xray. A picture of the tooth would help even more.Most decay does not start on the tongue side of the tooth like you described.

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