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Does filling on molar hurt?

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Posted by: marisse001  (11 years ago)
Hi everyone!

Hi everyone! I hope you could help me with this. My teeth have been hurting a lot at night for the past few days. I have a cavity which I know it's there for a few months now and recently I found a new one on top of that tooth,too. They're both on the molars. I am getting them filled soon and I am a little bit scared as this is the first time that something will be done with my teeth. My questions are: what are the steps for this procedure and does the shot hurt?
I appreciate your answers!
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Dear marisse!

Usually you receive a local anesthetic, after which the damaged tooth material is removed. Consequently the cavity is filled and sealed, rectifying the tooth defect.

The whole procedure is painless, I wouldn't worry about it!

All the best!
Posted 11 years ago
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Posted by: marisse001  (11 years ago)
Thank you Doctor Ioana. My appointment is in three days from now! I am relieved :-)
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Posted by: perfectsmile  (11 years ago)
Hi Marisse,

You do not have to worry. They'll just drill the cavity a bit, and that feels a bit uncomfortable, but it does not hurt a lot. I've had four of my teeth filled and everything went fine.:-)
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Posted by: bassdrum  (11 years ago)

It does not hurt provided that you are well anesthetized. The shot is very quick, you may not even feel it. When the numbness kicks in, they will scrap the cavity then they will fill the tooth after.Do not worry about a thing.:-)