A 38-year-old member asked:
what if mouth is numbed are you not suposed to feel the cavity being worked on?
2 doctor answers
Dr. James Donley answered
53 years experience Dentistry
Depends: You should not feel pain if properly numbed. You will still pressure, touch and vibration on the tooth. If it hurts, you should tell the dentist so more numbing is used.
Answered on Jun 7, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Krantz answered
8 years experience Dentistry
Usually NOT: Many patients will have sensitivity to pressure, and not pain, and this sensitivity will scare them. Modern dental anesthetics remove the pain sensation but do not impact on pressure sensitivity.
Answered on Sep 28, 2013
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