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how long does cavity filling procedures take

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Varies widely: No set time frame can be given. In general, dental restorations last about 10 years. Depending on the size of the filling, its location, and how well ... Read More

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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depending : Depending upon the size of the cavity and the type of restorative material used it may take 30 to 60 minutes on average to fill a tooth. This include ... Read More
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
48 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
The : The size of the cavity, the technique and the material will determine how long it will take . You wlii probably spend an hour at the dentist office b ... Read More
Dr. John Rohm
Dr. John Rohm answered
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Cavities: It depends on the size of the restorations and what type. You would probably get novacaine which has to sit about 7 minutes to take effect, then the f ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Depends on : Size however generally less than 1 hour.
Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience Dentistry
About an hour: It depends on the size and location of the filling to be done. Some take as little as 10-15 minutes, others about an hour. Ask your dentist how long ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
See Dentist: When you see the dentist he or she will fill the cavity. If the tooth or gum is infected then the dentist will take care of that infection before fill ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience Pain Management
Call your dentist: Pain after a cavity is filled shouldn't be severe. There might be some gum irritation for a day or two that would probably respond to over the counter ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Woojin Woody Kwon
18 years experience Dentistry
Advil (ibuprofen): Or tylenol (acetaminophen). If otc meds don't help, contact the dentist who did the filling for you. Need to figure out why it's causing pain. Rout ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mini Sambhavita Rangrass
20 years experience Dentistry
A few hours : The duration of local anesthesia varies with the type of anesthesia given. Typically, the effect lasts from 2-4 hours, but in many people it can last ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Up to 24 hours: You may have some minor discomfort. Severe pain or longer lasting pain should prompt a call to your dentist.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Emergency kits: Different emergency dental repair kits have different ingredients. Read the labels at the store. Eugenol (oil of cloves) is a common ingredient. It ma ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
1-3 wks.: Drilling on a tooth can cause a hyperemia or increase in blood flow to the pulp. Clinically you will have sensitivity to cold. If this doesn't go away ... Read More
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