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Is it a good idea to use existing post?

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Posted by: Adriel555  (10 years ago)
Hello,

Two years ago, I was supposed to get a crown for my upper left first molar. The dentist had already put a post on it. Due to personal problems, I was not able to go back and had the work completed.

Last week, I went to a new dentist to complete the work. He prepped the tooth and made an impression for the crown. He will use the existing post. When he filed down the tooth, he found a new cavity between the second premolar and the first molar teeth. If these teeth have cavity, is the post in the molar not affected? Is it still stable? Should I ask the dentist to put in a new post? Please shed some light on me about this. Thanks so much.
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Hello,

Two years ago, I was supposed to get a crown for my upper left first molar. The dentist had already put a post on it. Due to personal problems, I was not able to go back and had the work completed.

Last week, I went to a new dentist to complete the work. He prepped the tooth and made an impression for the crown. He will use the existing post. When he filed down the tooth, he found a new cavity between the second premolar and the first molar teeth. If these teeth have cavity, is the post in the molar not affected? Is it still stable? Should I ask the dentist to put in a new post? Please shed some light on me about this. Thanks so much.


The post will not be affected unless the cavity was really, really deep.
Posted 10 years ago
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