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Is numbing your teeth when getting a filling always necessary?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: Whether or not a local anesthetic is necessary to have a filling placed may depend on the size and location of the cavity or defect to be restored, the type of instrumentation used by your dentist, and your personal preference and threshold for pain.
Answered on Dec 11, 2013

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