Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

scared to get a filling

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Yes: If they had to cut a hole through an existing crown in order to perform a root canal treatment on the tooth, then yes, you could have the crown repair ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Weird?: You’re 36 years old and never had a filling? Either you are very lucky individual and keep your teeth really clean or have been neglecting your teeth ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
It's repaired: The decay or broken part of the tooth is replaced with a filling material. Then you feel better and it's time to pay the bill.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Depends..: Did your dentist find the cavity in a very early stage? Then probably not. If it is deep then it could be sensitive or painful. Dentists are wel ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
The tooth is: Evaluated, the area anesthetized, the decay removed from the tooth with a dental drill and then a restorative material placed (amalgam or composite). ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Both: The extent of the problem in each will determine which one is more important to do. Your own dentist can answer that question better than we can never ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Serious stuff!: It will continue to decay, leaving less and less tooth structure available to repair or salvage it. You will likely need root canal therapy and\or a c ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Sure: Swimming is fine. Have fun. Know that if you are numb, you may be thinking your mouth / lips are closed when they are not. This = taking on water, so, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Generally: Yes in the absence of heavy bleeding from gum disease.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Kelner
8 years experience Dentistry
Description: What you described is a tooth that needs a crown. You know it you just dont want to hear it.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month