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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience in Dentistry
Filling teeth: Composites are 'composed' of very small particles of quartz dispersed in a resin material. They are usually hardened by a curing light that is shined ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
When necessary: When they are worn, have defective margins, broken or fractured. There is no specific life span for fillings.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
18 years experience in Prosthodontics
See Your dentist: If the filling is loose, you should see your dentist. He or she will remove the old filling and simply place another. If there is any cavity underneat ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Not necessarily: At least you have taken care of your teeth and that's why you still have them. Ignore your teeth and they'll go away.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: If you are anxious about the extraction, this is a perfectly acceptable way to have extraction.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: There are many options for remova of wisdom teeth . You can have them extracted under local anesthesia, tyou can have them removed with nitrous gas o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Probably not: Halcion (triazolam) is a benzodiazepine, but it is designed and marketed for sleep. It is used for other purposes, but is not likely to provide the e ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Don't use either...: Ask your dentist before having the work done. The dentist may feel it is appropriate to check with your tpt (trusted primary physician), as well as ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marthalee Walden
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Be careful!: These medications are both sedating and potentially addictive. Always always always ask your personal physician what medicines to take and when. The d ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience in Dentistry
Sedated: Extraction with sedation is to eliminate this "pain worry". When you are sedated, the area where you have extraction will typically receive local anes ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kayvon Javid
19 years experience in Dentistry
Yes/no: A tooth with root canal may feel different than your other teeth but you are not supposed to have any discomfort. You need to see a dentist and have i ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
No: No, Ativan (lorazepam) is stronger; however, the effects of nitrous oxide are gone before you leave the dental office.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Nitrous Oxide safer!: Nitrous oxide is very safe and should be first tried. Local anesthesia can be added once the nitrous oxide is in use for very effective pain control.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
50-100mg for pain: The usual dosage for acute pain is between 50 to 100mg every 4-6 hours as needed. For those needing long-term pain control, extended release formulat ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience in Dentistry
Resin restorations : Are very versatile restorations and more economical, hence used more. The preparatory phase might appear to be the same for both resin and ceramic re ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
RCT: Root canal therapy... you'll save your tooth and in the long run it will be less expensive.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience in Dentistry
Your Choice: Just like any other procedure that requires local anesthesia and otherwise would be uncomfrotable for the patient. Sedation is a great way to be rela ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
44 years experience in Dentistry
Maybe: Depends on the state your in and state regulations. Some states license dental assistants with extended functions. After a dentists prepares a tooth f ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Better?: I have been practicing and removing teeth for over 35 years. The vast majority only require local anesthesia. For many i also administer nitrous oxide ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
35 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
DEPENDS: Having no IV sedation is always best because you eliminate a procedure you may not need. You will always have local anesthesia even under IV sedation. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Hyde
40 years experience in Dentistry
Not really: Most laboratory made veneers are made of porcelain like substances not composites. They are usually stronger than compsite and resist staining more. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
38 years experience in Anesthesiology
Just local: No need for anything more. I find that giving only what is needed and thereby decreasing risk by not adding more drugs is the safest way to practice.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
OTC and DDS: Take some otc pain medication such as advil, motrin, aleve or tylenol (acetaminophen) and call your dentist for advice and whether it warrants your de ... Read More

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