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: