Pits and Fissures in Teeth
Deep pits and fissures in teeth are of concern because food, bacterial plaque, and acids get into them, but toothbrush bristles may not. This frequently results in tooth decay (caries), even in a patient who takes good care of their teeth. An estimated 80% of tooth cavities originate in a deep pit or fissure.
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Author: Thomas J. Greany, D.D.S. / Editor: Ken Lambrecht
This page was last updated on March 2, 2018.