Why did this happen?

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Tryingtoovercome

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A while ago I went to the dentist for a simple cavity filling. In the middle of the procedure the dentist stopped and said he had to drill too much tooth structure and the tooth can no longer support a filling. It will need extracted and either a bridge or implant. This really traumatized me and has me wondering WHY this happened? Is this normal? Is this my fault? A dentist error? Could it haven been avoided? It's really been lingering on my mind
 
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Probably the decay was worse than the dentist expected to find, it happens occasionally, unfortunately working with biological processes isn't an exact science.
If the decay has gone a long way down below the gum line then there's not much hope for the tooth.
 
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