A 38-year-old member asked:
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could you explain why does it hurt when you get fillings in your tooth?

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Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
8 years experience Dentistry
Flexure ; Acid: Drilling irritates a tooth, so you may have discomfort afterwards. If you have white fillings, acid was used before placing the filling; if this acid lingers, then you will have discomfort. Also, white fillings change shape slightly when they solidify, so they can pull and flex the tooth, causing discomfort.
Answered on Feb 10, 2017
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Tooth Nerve: The nerve inside the tooth becomes irritated when it is stimulated by the restorative procedure. That's why a local anesthetic is often used.
Answered on Nov 16, 2014
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Somatic pain: A painful stimulus can be mechanical, thermal or chemical and must be of sufficient intensity to induce somatic pain during dental treatment. The first step when getting a filling is to make sure that you are pain free throughout the procedure. Dentists usually do this by using a local anesthetic. No worry.
Answered on Nov 16, 2014

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