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A 26-year-old female asked:

Fillings today. my gums & cheeks were numb, the teeth were very painful when she drilled. total of 11 shots and the meds wore off very fast. why?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Need more info...: Which teeth? What type of anesthesia? How deep were the restorations? Have you had this problem before? Recreational drugs? Pain threshold? Answers to these questions could shed some light on why you had a problem. Discuss them with your dentist.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 38 years experience
Speak with DDS: Speak with your dentist. Although it may seem that you had 11 separate injections, not likely due to toxicity factors. Find out what type of local was used and how the experience can be improved in the future.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Anxiety and Stress: Patients who are anxious and stressed tend to be more difficult to get numb with local anesthesia. For your next dental treatment request IV sedation; it is designed to relax you and make you the appointment completely comfortable and pain free.

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Last updated Jan 23, 2016

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