A 34-year-old member asked:
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is it painful to get a dental filling?

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Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
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!
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Ira Biderman
8 years experience Dentistry
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.
Answered on Aug 27, 2013
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Dr. Matthew Kooyman
20 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Not really: Getting numb can be the most difficult part of getting a filling. However through different techniques that can make it virtually painless.
Answered on Sep 25, 2013
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Dr. Hai Huang
Dr. Hai Huang answered
28 years experience Dentistry
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.
Answered on May 7, 2015
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