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Dr’s composites have overhangs

The hygienists at my office have noticed a lot of our pts will have composite overhangs after their treatment is completed by my dr. Their gums are swollen and bleeding and they complain of their floss catching. If it were me id be pretty upset to have over hangs!! In fact, I need to have #29 DO done and I am hesitant because I don’t want an overhang! What do I do? I definitely don’t want an overhang, and I want my pts to stop having them too!!

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Has this been pointed out or addressed with the doctor? I think that’s the first step to take here. If the doctor doesn’t know there’s a problem how can they fix it?!
It’s really up to you if you want the doctor you work for to do your restoration. If you don’t trust your doctor’s work, you are free to go to another office to have it done. However, I would question why you would work for an office that you wouldn’t want to be treated at personally. I hope you don’t take that the wrong way, it’s just my 2 cents!
Again, everyone with the concern needs to be pointing out overhangs to the doctor. If that still doesn’t change anything, maybe a meeting is needed to express your concerns. This is definitely a tough one! You need to do what you feel is right not only for your patients, but for you as well!

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