please i need to know some information about the secondary caries such as how it can diagnosed , it's symptoms & it's treatment ..... thanks :)

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 11 - February - 2012, at 08:38 AM

  • Secondary caries are the caries which are there after the restoration of the primay caries. It is because of microleakage between filling and tooth structure or due to fracture of the restoration. The symptoms of secondary caries vary. it can be hot n cold sensation but if it is deep then it can cause severe pain also. Treatment is to remove the filling and if possible to remove the decayed part and redo the restoration. But if the pulp in involved and pain is there then Root Canal Treatment has to be done. For more info on this you can read this article...

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