45. Interproximal Decay and Overflowed Filling

Reference 45
Category Cosmetics and Aesthetics
Duration (min) 1.55
Format HD 1080p H.264


The impaction of food between the teeth, if not properly sanitized, can cause the appearance of decay in the neck of the tooth below the gum.
A poorly made filling that overflows can be a major source of accumulation of food debris and plaque, which can cause cavities to appear below the filling. In this case, the filling should be repeated eliminating the remains of decay and leaving a correct contact point with the adjacent tooth.