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Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
31 years experience Dentistry
Yes!: No problem exercising... Just be careful not to bite any numb areas if the anesthesia has not worn off while exerting yourself.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely: Your dental procedures should not affect your ability to exercise.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Follow instructions: Many dental procedures allow exercise within several hours after the treatment. If you are following your dentist's instructions regarding exercise a ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
8 years experience Dentistry
Very long time: I have seem many that are 50 yrs old. Problems? Generally not.
Dr. Daniel Wolter
29 years experience Dentistry
Sometimes a Lifetime: It really depends on the tooth, the material used, its size, how you chew, what you chew, & many other factors. Modern fillings can last indefinitely ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Ask Benefits person: The person in charge of insurance benefits at the insurance company will know the answer to questions about covered services vs. self-paid services. Y ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Unknown: Call KeyCare Plus to determine your coverage.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Wrong site: This site is d signed to answer general health questions. For insurance coverage information call your Insurance Company for coverage information. You ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Great already: There is nothing specific on the horizon at this point. Dental filling materials are always getting better. The ones we use now already look natura ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Kim
25 years experience Dentistry
Composite or amalgam: An amalgam is an alloy of mercury with various powdered metals. It is inexpensive & when properly placed has been known to last for many years- relia ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: 1) amalgam - silver type, least expensive, tends to leak bacteria to the inside and leads to internal fractures. 2) composite resin - tooth color, gr ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Composite : Composite fillings (porcelain) are usually covered by dental insurance. It depends on your plan and on which tooth needs to be restored. Consult with ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Various: There are several materials that are currently and routinely used for dental restorations. For smaller areas: silver mercury amalgam or composite ( ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Depends on : The size of the filling, where it is located in the mouth as well as where you live. Please see your dentist to get an answer or more than one for co ... Read More
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Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
No: Typically, the minor discomfort of getting anesthetic makes getting a filling painless. It is rare to have a circumstance where anesthetic does no ... Read More

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