Yes, of course. It’s one of the “bread and butter” dental procedures we do almost every single day.
Andrew Adly, DDS
To access this area of decay a Dentist uses either a drill or laser from the biting surface and makes a hole just large enough to remove the diseased tooth structure.
The hole is then filled with either a tooth colored plastic material (composite) or a silver colored metal (amalgam).
It is perhaps the most common procedure a Dentist performs.
David M. Garazi, DMD
Yes, dentist fill cavities between teeth. This is a large part of the cavities that we fill. These are cavities that we usually associated with inadequately flossing. It is done by strategically picking the location to start and going down the side of the tooth until we get to the cavity. Then they remove the cavity, any decay that might be there from the bacteria and then fill it. Hope this helps.
My best to you!
William F. Scott IV, DMD
If plaque is not removed every day plaque will crystallize in 24 to 48 hours. In your saliva you have calcium and that calcium will harden.. hardened calcium is called CALCULUS or TARTAR. TARTAR AND PLAQUE ARE TWO DIFFERENT LAYERS. PLAQUE BACTERIA CAUSES THE MOST DAMAGE. PLAQUE BACTERIA CAN PENETRATE TARTAR AND GETS CLOSE TO YOUR TEETH. PLACQUE BACTERIA INITIATES YOUR BODY'S IMMUNE RESPONSE. TARTAR IS MORE OF AN PHYSICAL IRRITANT. PLAQUE BACTERIA CAUSES A CHEMICAL CASCADE THAT SLOWLY DISSOLVES TOOTH SUPPORTING MEMBRANES AND BONE.