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Caries underneath filling

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Posted by: painmeds  (9 years ago)
Hi there!

I went to the dentist today to have my aching filled tooth checked. He performed an X-ray on this tooth and based from the result, there is a very small decay underneath the filling. The dentist recommends drilling the tooth out to remove the decay. I read an article stating that caries can be stopped by a diet with lots of minerals. How true is this? Can you suggest of other ways to arrest the growth of caries without drilling it out?

Thanks for your help.
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Posted by: nenetsky  (9 years ago)
Hello Painmeds!

I don't think diet can stop dental caries. Once a decay has started,it tends to progress at a greater speed.
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Posted by: emptybat  (9 years ago)
Hi there,

There is no home remedy to stop caries from growing. A decay will become bigger and deeper once neglected.