U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 31-year-old member asked:

what does getting a cavity filled feel like? dont want to pay for local

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Bad: Its the drill that hurts. Pay for a local - or a laser drill - or get ready - it ain't fun or worth going wo anesthesia.
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 32 years experience
Local: They charge separately for local anesthesia? Id say find a dentist who doesn't. Unless you have the disposition for it, id say take it, because you dont want to be traumatized by the experience as you potentially may need more dental care in the future

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 21-year-old member asked:

I'm native american am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Allen Fein
Specializes in Family Medicine
NO!!..........but...: It's really about you! although certain groups have more issues with drug abuse and addiction, it ultimately comes down to who you are......Do you have a job that you enjoy?....Are your friends and family plagued with drug problems?.....Have you been mentally, physically, and spiritually healthy? If you are at a party and are offered drugs, what will you do? Do you know how to just say "no"?
A 22-year-old member asked:

I'm native american am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: There is a higher rate of alcoholism among native americans, especially men.
A 21-year-old member asked:

I love to go to a local spa. Am I at more risk for contracting legionnaires' disease?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Yes, but risk is low: Legionnaires' disease is an infection with a legionella bacteria that causes a pneumonia. It is transmitted in a waterborne fashion, often from cooling towers, humidifiers and such. It is not spread person-to-person. It is treated with antibiotics if found. Avoiding the source is the best way to avoid infection, and yes, you could get it from a water source at your spa, but it is uncommon.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can I get a facelift under local, or do they have to put me out?

15 doctor answers32 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Perlman
Plastic Surgery 48 years experience
Not with local alone: A complete facelift should not be done simply under local anesthesia for multiple reasons. One includes the risk of pain and blood pressure spikes during the procedure that can cause bleeding. Mini-facelifts (if all that's needed) can be done under local with IV sedation but modern anesthesia is light and a safe method for nearly everyone and permits a more thorough and longer lasting result.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Why can't my doctors know where the air bubbles come from in my chest cavity?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Air bubble in chest : Pneumomediastinum or air in the chest can come from lungs, trachea or esophagus. It can happen from deep sniffing, drug abuse, and heavy exertion. I see a number of teenager with lot of air in the chest from unknown cause. Air can also come from root canal. Air bubbles can also mean infection. It may be sign of grave disease process or it may be totally benign requiring simple observation.

Related questions

A 40-year-old member asked:
3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 30-year-old member asked:
4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 31-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 48-year-old member asked:
4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Jun 6, 2015

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.