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What is it like getting your cavities filled?

What is it like getting your cavities filled?

A simple procedure: While you shouldn't try to do it at home, dental fillings can be simple and almost painless. The short version: take out the decayed, broken and infected part of the tooth; then disinfect, insulate and fill it up with something durable that looks great. Your dentist can provide as much or as little "geek speak" as you want on this subject as it relates to your teeth ;-). ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Is having 3 crowns and 8 filled cavities a lot?

Is having 3 crowns and 8 filled cavities a lot?

It is a lot: A current review of the available epidemiological data from many countries clearly indicates that there is a significant decrease in the tooth decay due to a public prevention measures. Brush first, then floss and rinse before going to bed every night, see your dentist 2 X per year. It will prevent your future dental problems. Good luck. ...Read more

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How painful is it to get a dental cavity filled?

Should be painless: Modern dental treatment with the use of a local and possibly nitrous oxide should be pain-free. ...Read more

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How long would teeth be sensitive after cavity is filled?

How long would teeth be sensitive after cavity is filled?

Varies: No set time frame. Could be a few hours to a few months. At the point where the pain does not go away or becomes unbearable, there's a good chance you will need root canal therapy. ...Read more

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Can I get 2 cavities filled the same day I get my braces ?

Can I get 2 cavities filled the same day  I get my braces ?

Ask: Ask your Orthodontic Specislist. The Orthodontist will coordinate restorative treatment with your General Dentist. Depends on location and size of the cavities. ...Read more

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Dentist said I had to get a cavity filled without pain medicine?

Pain from cavity: Pain after a cavity is filled shouldn't be severe. There might be some gum irritation for a day or two that would probably respond to over the counter Ibuprofen or a mild narcotic such as tramadol or low dose vicodin. If the pain is severe you should call your dentist and get back for another examination. ...Read more

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Son lip swollen badly after having cavities filled. What can we do?

Son lip swollen badly after having cavities filled. What can we do?

Time: He likely chewed on his numb lip after the procedure. Many kids do. Swelling will resolve with no more chewing on the lip and some time. ...Read more

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I have to get a cavity filled, is the numbing shot gonna go in my jaw?

I have to get a cavity filled, is the numbing shot gonna go in my jaw?

Into your gum: The injection does not go into the jaw bone. Hope this info helps... ...Read more

Cavity (Definition)

Basically a cavity is a hole, or defect in the tooth structure. It is created by the demineralization and breakdown of tooth structure from the acid attack of ...Read more