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A 36-year-old female asked:

I've got to have fillings in my front 6 teeth can they do without numbing i'm so scared of being numb n not coming unnumb or nerve damage ?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Fillings: Your fillings can be done without numbing you, however this is not recommended for most people. Dental anesthetics safe and last only a short while. Talk to your dentist about your concerns before your fillings.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Possibly: Depends on how deep they are and your pain tolerance. In addition, Nitrous oxide can be used to help with the discomfort. Realistically billions of injections have been given with a very, very low rate of paresthesia. There are no major nerves in the area under your nose. Your fears are unwarranted.

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Last updated Apr 28, 2015

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