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Does having a cavity filled hurt?

Does having a cavity filled hurt?

Simple: Yes and No!: Once a cavity (carious lesion) is diagnosed, the decay will need to be removed and a restoration placed. Typically most cavities are anesthetized and no sensitivity is noted by the patient, just vibration from the handpiece. Larger restorations with infection or cracks can have sensitivity but usually manageable. Be sure to tell dentist if pain so dentist and team can manage discomfort. ...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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Can getting a cavity filled hurt?

Can getting a cavity filled hurt?

NO: Discuss your concern with your dentist prior to the procedure. Most patients request or require local anesthesia to "numb" the tooth so absolutely nothing is felt for the entire procedure. You have other options as well. Ask your dentist what is right for you and the specific procedure planned. ...Read more

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Please help! does getting a cavity filled hurt?

Usually the dentist: Places topical anesthetic on the gum to numb it before you have a shot of anesthetic. The location of the shot is different depending on which tooth the cavity is in. It is usually very effective. ...Read more

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Could getting a cavity filled hurt; do I need a removal?

Could getting a cavity filled hurt; do I need a removal?

Absolutely not: Dentists are skilled at pain management. Whether dentist needs to do filling or extraction, it will be done painlessly. Please don't wait...The longer you wait the more extensive ; expensive treatment will be. ...Read more

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Can it hurt to get cavities filled?

No: Your dentist will give you an injection of a novocain (procaine) anesthetic type product that will cause the area to be numb, you will feel nothing. ...Read more

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Could it hurt to get cavities filled?

Could it hurt to get cavities filled?

Pain...: If a cavity is a bit deep, you dentist will recommend a small shot of anesthetic. The pin prick will hurt a bit... Lets face it , it's a sharp needle. But that should be about it, for a couple of seconds. Many of my patients have their cavities filled without an anesthetic... And they don't complain about any pain. It's the nature of the procedure. ...Read more

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Would getting my cavities filled hurt?

Would getting my cavities filled hurt?

No: The teeth can be anesthetized (made numb) with a local anesthetic so you won't feel a thing. For some patients, using sweet air is sufficient. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get cavities filled? Can i be put under if it does?

Does it hurt to get cavities filled? Can i be put under if it does?

Absolutely not: Today's techniques and state of the art equipment allow simple procedures like restoring a decayed tooth to be painless. Good luck and be well. ...Read more

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I was wondering, do cavities hurt, and will getting them filled hurt?

No: The cavity may not hurt until it is deep. The filling should not hurt with anesthesia. Any discomfort should be told to the denti ...Read more

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I am about to get 2 cavitys filled in a few hours. Does it hurt afterwards?

Cavity: There should not be significant discomfort after fillings. There can be slight sensitivity afterwards that will resolve itself. ...Read more