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Detecting decay under a crown

How do you detect decay under crowns? I also find it hard to detect calculus in b/w crowns as well. Any tips?

Thanks!



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Detecting decay under crowns is difficult because without removing the crown you can’t see or feel decay. If there is decay around the crown margin, you can detect it through radiographs and an explorer.
 
When it comes to detecting calculus in between crowns, it really comes down to practice with your tactile sensitivity and learning to differentiate the crown margin from calculus. Practice, practice, practice!
 
If you are a student, I would highly recommend working with your instructors; use them while you have them!

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