A 21-year-old male asked:
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if the dentist punctured my nerve the other day while doing a filling and it still hurts, can that nerve heal?

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Dr. Ron E. Bell
44 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Need more info: Was it the nerve in the tooth or the nerve from the injection site? If the pulp was exposed, then a root canal is in order. If it was the injection site, then it will heal.
Answered on Jul 31, 2013
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Root canal: Generally fine nerve inside the tooth was exposed, punctured you are looking at a root canal. Since you still have pain call your dentist and have an evaluation.
Answered on May 11, 2013

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Not a long time: One day is not a long time. The tooth was traumatized by the procedure. The cavity may have been deep. Is it continuous, when you bite, or to cold? It ... Read More
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Dr. Harleen Kaur
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Go for periodic exam: Hi, a filling close to nerve is ok. It would start hurting right after the filling was done ,if RCT was needed. Periodic exam is recommended every 6 m ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Injection trauma: The needles we use are extremely sharp and fine, but as they penetrate the tissue they may injure muscles, blood vessels or other tissues. This almost ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes, it will heal: This often happens when trying to contour a filling that extends at or below the gum line. It should heal without issue.

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