October 11, 2012
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Here are a couple of pictures from this morning.  A patient had an old amalgam with a small leak so we took it out and found this:

Look at all the decay under there!

Here is the pic after we cleaned it out:

Notice there is still a little stain and possible decay (the brown spot).  It was pretty deep; instead of taking the rest of that out and having a hole into the nerve that would need a root canal, we put some medicine over it and a filling on top of it in hopes of avoiding the root canal.

Here is the finished picture: