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Cavity Filling Hurt
Not if you are numb: If your tooth is numbed up with a local anesthetic, there is nothing to feel. Some small fillings do not require local anesthesia. Everyone has different pain thresholds. Often, "sweet air" alone is sufficient to negate the need for local anesthesia. Discuss this issue with your own dentist. ...Read more
Not at all: With local anesthetics, dental treatment pain is the stuff of mythology and hysteria--if and only if you don't wait until dental disease is a full blown infection. In some advanced, abscess cases, anesthetic doesn't work 100%. In those cases, i'll prescribe antibiotics and home care remedies until infection subsides and then provide therapy. Much more confortable for both of us! ...Read more
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How badly does cavity filling hurt on a minor cavity in a front tooth and will i look weird after?
Fillings: That are minor/small many times do not even need anesthesia. If you require anesthesia ask the doctor to use an anesthetic without Epinephrine so it will not last as long(gen an hr with this type) and though you may feel numb and weird you will not look weird. Talk to your dentist. ...Read more
An infected nerve: Many times a properly done filling that seals the tooth completely properly actually seals in a dead or dying nerve. After a period of time this dying nerve which is inflamed and tries to expand goes in the path of least resistance which is down the root to the jaw. This pain seems like a "cavity hurting after a year". Usually it is indicative of the need for root canal therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dull sensation: With local anesthetics, dental treatment pain is the stuff of mythology and hysteria--if and only if you don't wait until dental disease is a full blown infection. In some advanced, abscess cases, anesthetic doesn't work 100%. In those cases, i'll prescribe antibiotics and home care remedies until infection subsides and then provide therapy. Much more confortable for both of us! ...Read more
I had a filling on 4-2. One on each side. I had no pain or issues and had no idea i had two cavities. Since the fillings one side hurts when i chew.
Cavity in my molar hurts really bad...I want some home remedies to cure it...I do not want filling to be done....Please advise something
Reconsider options: I want to be 4" taller and 40 years younger. In this world, that's not going to happen. Unfortunately neither is a home remedy to cure your cavity. You can suffer in pain or see a dentist who can hopefully save your tooth. The sooner you see a dentist, the sooner you'll be out of pain. Dentistry nowadays can be painless and postponing dental treatment only leads to more expense and less teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think I have a small cavity in one of my back teeth and it doesn't hurt its just a small black shaded area if I have a small filling will it hurt?
Why does my new filling hurt? I got a new filling last week, and starting about three days ago i noticed a constant dull ache coming from that tooth. It didn't feel like this when the cavity was there, and i've never experienced something like this with o
Sight : Sight unseen, it sounds like you filling was a little deep, or it could be that your bite is a little high. It the tooth sensitive to hot and cold, or does it hurt more when you bite down on it? The nerve in your tooth was slightly traumatized when the decay was cleaned out. The deeper the cavity, the more the trauma. It is not uncommon for the tooth to have been asymptomatic before you had the filling placed. Patients equate pain with a problem... Many times there are problems without pain. A visit to your dentist to check it out is your best bet for an accurate evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes tooth sensitivity/pain to sweets? Began to hurt after fillings done a year ago. dentist said I don’t have any cavities.
More info needed...: Any gingival recession? How deep are the restorations? Are they amalgam or composite? Sensitivity to cold, or just sweets? All of your new fillings or just one of them? Answers to these questions as well as an exam would be needed for a meaningful answer. If your dentist cannot seem to find the cause it may be necessary for a second, local opinion. ...Read more
Got my wisdom tooth's cavity filled today but I can still taste the filling.I think they didn't set it right.Normal? N tongue got hurt too what to do?
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