The golden inlay

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The golden inlay from one of my lower molars came off six months ago. The NHS dentist put it back in four months ago but saw decay underneath the inlay. I was told to fix the decay and get a new inlay. I have had no symptoms whatsoever at any stage. What will happen if I just leave it as it is? I haven’t needed a filling for several years. Many, many thanks.

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Asked on 10/10/2013 12:00 am
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The tooth will continue to decay and finally you will get a tooth ache. It is in likely to remain symptom free without treatment

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Answered on 04/11/2013 12:00 am
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Sadly dental decay can cause much destruction of tooth tissue before patients become aware of the problem.To avoid the need for root canal therapy get the tooth treated before too much damage is done

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Answered on 01/11/2013 12:00 am
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You should take the dentists' advice - if there is tooth decay it is likely that it will spread , possibly
damage the nerve ( if it has not yet been treated)
and as the inlay may not fit it will fall out again

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Answered on 31/10/2013 12:00 am
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The fact the tooth is not painful is no guarantee that there is no problem. It is likely that the decay will spread (depending on how much sugar you eat) and eventually affect the nerve leading to an abscess or weaken the tooth to a point where it may not be possible to repair it
Please take your dentists advice

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Answered on 31/10/2013 12:00 am