Resin restoration of the distal cervical caries of the lower 2nd molar (Fig.1 <) is usually performed when the extraction socket of the 3rd molar heals.  It is difficult to remove the most cervical portion of the caries.  The healed gingiva may be friable and easily hemorrhagic. 

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Xin Wei, DDS, PhD, MS 1st edition 02/15/2016, last revision 11/04/2019