Can a dentist miss a cavity during a dental exam?
Heres what happened. I have been seeing the same dentist for four years.
Three months ago I went for a routine exam. He said I was fine and had a good checkup.
I was scared to look at my top teeth with a mirror behorehand.
Finally when I got home that day, I looked and I spotted a dark spot on the grooves of my last upper back molar.
I spotted this dark spot about 2 hours after my dentist appointment.
Can a dentist miss a cavity during an exam?
Or is the dark spot not a cavity?
My dentist does not use an explorer to check each tooth. He just looks at each tooth with a dental mirror without using an explorer. But the dark spot was visible enough to spot, if I could even spot it on my own. It is in one of the pits on the molar
It has been three months now since my appointment and my teeth feel fine still.
What is going on?