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I believe I have discovered a cavity (caused by decay) at

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Customer: I believe I have discovered a cavity (caused by decay) at the bottom and back of one of my front lower teeth. Essentially I can feel what appears to be a hole with my tongue. I am quite concerned about leaving it untreated when I don't know how long it will be before I can see a dentist. I've seen online you can buy temporary cavity filling material. Is this safe to use on a newly discovered cavity? I'm sure there are risks, however I would like to know whether it's better or worse than leaving it untreated?
JA: Have you noticed any swelling in the gums? When was your last visit to the dentist?
Customer: No swelling, but they are slightly sore 6 years ago
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No

Hi. My name is Dr Rick, I have over two decades of experience, and I'm online and available to help you today.

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Yes. That is safe to use in a newly discovered cavity.

while it will not fix the cavity it is better then leaving it alone.

It is important for you to get into see a Dentist as soon as possible so things don't get worse....root canals are no fun ;-)

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Customer: replied 3 days ago.
That's great thank you! I will order some now. I will be sure to rate as excellent!