A 34-year-old member asked:
Is it painful to get a dental filling?
4 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Depends..: Did your dentist find the cavity in a very early stage? Then probably not.
If it is deep then it could be sensitive or painful.
Dentists are well trained in pain control- use of anesthetic so you will be comfortable.
Also, people feel things differently, I have some patients that want / need anesthetic for teeth cleaning and others who have crowns made without any anesthetic and feel nothing!
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dentistry 10 years experience
Should not: With the proper use of local anesthesia there shoul dbe no pain whatsoever, and if the filling is very shallow you might not need any, and then might feel a little chill or vibration.
5.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Not really: Getting numb can be the most difficult part of getting a filling. However through different techniques that can make it virtually painless.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dentistry 30 years experience
It depends: With the proper anesthetic, dental fillings are not painful. Depending on the extent of the decay, anesthetic may or may not be necessary. If the decay is deep, then there may be some pain.
2.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 45-year-old member asked:
Is getting a dental filling painful?
4 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 39 years experience
No: Typically, the minor discomfort of getting anesthetic makes getting a filling painless. It is rare to have a circumstance where anesthetic does not work for filling appointments.
5.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated May 7, 2015
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