You can repair a cavity below the gum line. It is harder to repair, and may not last as long because of the different tissue you are replacing on the tooth. You usually replace the enamel of the tooth but usually the part of the tooth under the gum line is covered by cementum. If you take care of it properly it should last as long as any other restoration (usually 8-10 years).
No, but might possibly be a root canal..
NO--my dentist fixes those!
Get a new dentist!
No, they can be fixed. However if the cavity is large and very near the root, you may have to have a root canal.
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