We haven't posted a case study for a while so we are going to do some catching up! From the picture below (image 1), the x-ray shows us 2 particular problems:
1. Red circle shows cavity, or decay, on the root surface of the molar tooth, this is quite hard to reach because it's deep and below the gum.
2. Blue circle shows an old silver, or amalgam, filling that has an overhang. A filling overhang is where the filling material extruded out of the tooth and onto the gum, this problem will cause the gum to be chronically inflamed and ...