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

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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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


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My son is scared to go to the dentist to get a cavity filled because of the novacaine shot. Is there another way?

My son is scared to go to the dentist to get a cavity filled because of the novacaine shot. Is there another way?

Absolutely: The filling may be so small that a novocaine injection is not needed. In addition, most offices offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) which will allow the dentist to perform the procedure with no anxiety on your son's part. As a very, very, last resort, sedation can be used. A pediatric dentist may be better for him if he is really that apprehensive. ...Read more

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Need to get cavities filled, but no dentist in past 10 years has been able to numb me, even after 5 or 6 shots i feel everything . any other options?

Need to get cavities filled, but no dentist in past 10 years has been able to numb me, even after 5 or 6 shots i feel everything . any other options?

Sedation: Find a dentist in your area that will treat you with IV sedation... you'll be put to sleep and when you awake all your treatment will be completed. ...Read more

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#31 tooth needs gumline cavity filled. Dentist suggested amalgam to get better seal due to location. I'm concerned w/ amalgam regardless FDA cleared.

#31 tooth needs gumline cavity filled. Dentist suggested amalgam to get better seal due to location. I'm concerned w/ amalgam regardless FDA cleared.

Amalgams: have been around for 100 years & there is no valid scientific research to prove otherwise. They are routinely taught & used in dental schools. They are present in my own mouth & I could have all of them replaced with composite for free but choose not to. No one can stop you from being concerned other than yourself. Gumline cavities can be restored with composite fillings if retraction\isolated ...Read more

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Can i call a dentist for a price of stuff to be done I am to get a teeth cleaning and a cavity filled, I have no insurance so it will be out of pocket, do dentists have a set price for these things that they can give me an idea of how much it will be?.

Can i call a dentist for a price of stuff to be done I am to get a teeth cleaning and a cavity filled, I have no insurance so it will be out of pocket, do dentists have a set price for these things that they can give me an idea of how much it will be?.

No: Remember that dentistry is an individualized service, not a commodity. While dentist may be able to quote fee for new-patient examination and cleaning, they will not be able to quote fee for services such as restorations without first doing an examination. Remember, you get what you pay for. ...Read more

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Been told by my dentist-i need 2 hav extraction of 1root tip, n hav my teeth filled cause of cavities. Should i go to see ENT and gastroenterology for my bad breath problem. I just want to get rid of bad breath

Been told by my dentist-i need 2 hav extraction of 1root tip, n hav my teeth filled cause of cavities. Should i go to see ENT and gastroenterology for my bad breath problem. I just want to get rid of bad breath

Bad breath: The cavities and root tips are an obvious source of the bad breath. Any mouth problems should be dealt with first, cavities are rotting parts of teeth. If there is still a problem after the obvious then seek more obscure answer. ...Read more

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I'm starting to get a cavity someone please help! can't afford a dentist?

I'm starting to get a cavity someone please help! can't afford a dentist?

Cavity: See if you are near a dental school- you can usually make payments. Some emergency rooms have a dental resident that can deal with tooth problems. ...Read more

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Need expert opinion on when getting a cavity filled does the dentist take an x-ray?

Need expert opinion on when getting a cavity filled does the dentist take an x-ray?

X-ray: Yes it is usually needed to see where on the tooth the cavity is. There can be visible areas on the tooth that need to be filled but unless the tooth was no other teeth around it x-rays are usually needed. ...Read more

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Analgesic (Definition)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more