A 42-year-old member asked:
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please help! does getting a filling in a cavity hurt?

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Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Anesthesia: Based on the depth of decay, a local anesthetic will numb the area during placement and results are generally satisfactory depending on closeness to the nerve.
Answered on Dec 3, 2013

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