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What does it feel like to get a cavity filled?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Levine
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Nothing

Not a dds but have had my share of cavities filled.
Your dds will probably inject local anesthetic and that may hurt a bit, after that you will feel nothing.

In brief: Nothing

Not a dds but have had my share of cavities filled.
Your dds will probably inject local anesthetic and that may hurt a bit, after that you will feel nothing.
Dr. Robert Levine
Dr. Robert Levine
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Dr. James Wright
Great answer... That sums up the experience of most patients. Today's Dentistry is usually a fairly comfortable experience.
Dr. Cary Goldstein
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Simple

A qualified dentist should make your experience and easy one.
Ask for laughing gas and bring some music headphones to help you not hear what is going on. The numbing can be done comfortably with all of our new techniques and products. You should have a good experience, if not, look for a different dentist.

In brief: Simple

A qualified dentist should make your experience and easy one.
Ask for laughing gas and bring some music headphones to help you not hear what is going on. The numbing can be done comfortably with all of our new techniques and products. You should have a good experience, if not, look for a different dentist.
Dr. Cary Goldstein
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Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dentistry - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It should

Be a comfortable experience.
With current anesthetics and techniques, it is possible to have a great experience at the dentist. Speak to friends and family to get a referral for a dentist who is liked.

In brief: It should

Be a comfortable experience.
With current anesthetics and techniques, it is possible to have a great experience at the dentist. Speak to friends and family to get a referral for a dentist who is liked.
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dr. Eyal Simchi
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Dr. Jorge Rico
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not much

With proper and complete anesthesia with local anesthetic, you should only feel very slight pressure or nothing at all.

In brief: Not much

With proper and complete anesthesia with local anesthetic, you should only feel very slight pressure or nothing at all.
Dr. Jorge Rico
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A little prick...

A little prick & after that the main discomfort usually is having your mouth open.
Never fun, but stopping a cavity early is a patients best choice. With today's advanced quality white filling materials, dentists get a great long lasting result and your upfront discomfort is minimal. Don't be afraid... Go see a dentist!

In brief: A little prick...

A little prick & after that the main discomfort usually is having your mouth open.
Never fun, but stopping a cavity early is a patients best choice. With today's advanced quality white filling materials, dentists get a great long lasting result and your upfront discomfort is minimal. Don't be afraid... Go see a dentist!
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: Not much

There should be little sensation when getting a cavity filled.
You can certainly feel cold and some vibration. Many dentists use lasers to clean out the cavilty and you can feel cold with this type of procedure. If you get numb from "novocaine" then you should not feel anything during the filling.

In brief: Not much

There should be little sensation when getting a cavity filled.
You can certainly feel cold and some vibration. Many dentists use lasers to clean out the cavilty and you can feel cold with this type of procedure. If you get numb from "novocaine" then you should not feel anything during the filling.
Dr. Scott Peters
Dr. Scott Peters
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