I have not had a cavity in about 15 years, but that good record ended today. My dentist discovered a hole on the back of a molar, which also has a gold on-lay. She said she will have to remove the on-lay in order to fix the cavity, and that a new crown will be necessary, since there is so little actual tooth left.
Any news affecting my financial affairs is always bad - unless I win the lottery (but you have to buy tickets for that, and I rarely do.)
The only good news is that she says the rest of my teeth and gums are in great condition, and she commended me for taking such good care of them. I nearly laughed out loud. I barely do what needs to be done on a daily basis. I have always been a very good tooth brusher, but flossing and using the water-pic sort of fall by the wayside until the week before a dental appointment. It makes me wonder what would happen if I brushed twice a day, religiously, and flossed and water-picked every time! I suppose I would not now be faced with the prospect of a cavity repair and a new and costly crown!!