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Dentist and numbing

SystemSystem Posts: 8,600 Staff Moderation Team
I'm just wondering if anyone out there has gotten a filling without numbing and whether it hurt?

I'm seeing the dentist in two weeks time and the last time I saw her she told me I needed a filling, that was 6 months ago ( before uni started).

I've only ever had one filling before and she numbed my mouth but I didn't like the pain of it and the numbness because it lasted quite a while. I'm debating whether or not to get my mouth numbed because of that.

I don't have a fear of the dentist and I had a good relationship with her, I am honest and she can usually tell if things haven't been too good on the b/p side of things so i'm a little nervous because I know I've aggravated it in the last 6 months.


  • AidanAidan Potato Posts: 1,582 Postholic
    I've got fillings too, but only when I've been numbed. I think it feels funny being numbed, but I don't mind because I use it as an excuse to eat nothing but icecream for a day haha
    (In all fairness, it was all I could eat with half my mouth asleep)

    I wouldn't suggest having a filling done without having it numbed first. They numb you for a reason- your gum and teeth are full of nerves, it will hurt like hell.

    Sorry that I didn't really answer your question, I just think that having numbness for a day is better than pain for potentially a few days : )
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hahaha, it's a pretty a good excuse, I love ice cream

    Luckily there's no sensitivity or pain at the moment but I'll bare that in mind :)
  • AidanAidan Potato Posts: 1,582 Postholic
    It's good that it doesn't hurt now, but it's the drill rather than the actual filling that hurts. I think they use it to smooth the hole out a bit. It normally doesn't hurt, but if it catches a nerve you'll REALLY know about it.

    So just get it numbed and get free* ice cream after : )

    *only free if your mum buys it you
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've had fillings done both with and without a local anaesthetic injection. There was sharp severe pain from the drilling on the occasions that I'd not had the injection.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks for the feedback, I've decided to get the numbing injection.
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