A 49-year-old member asked:
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how much will a cavity filling hurt?

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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
Not at all: With local anesthetics, dental treatment pain is the stuff of mythology and hysteria--if and only if you don't wait until dental disease is a full blown infection. In some advanced, abscess cases, anesthetic doesn't work 100%. In those cases, i'll prescribe antibiotics and home care remedies until infection subsides and then provide therapy. Much more confortable for both of us!
Answered on Dec 29, 2013

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Sometimes: This should be mild and temporary. If not, check back with your own dentist.
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