Dentist Appointment tomorrow for cavity filling. Scared about shot...

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Sarahgx

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I have a dentist appointment tomorrow to get 4 cavities filled, and I'm scared. I've heard that the filling part doesn't really hurt, but people are giving me mixed opinions about the shot. I can handle a bit of pain, but does anyone know how bad the shot actually hurts like 0-10. I'm kinda having a panic attack about this since I've never had one before. :shame:
 
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Personally for me, the pain was about a 3 of out 10 and it lasted literally like 5 seconds. I have heard that you could also get a numbing gel before the shot, so you would not feel the shot. Perhaps you could ask your dentist about this.
 
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Hi Sarahx,

shots can be done entirely painlessly and it is a matter of your dentists skills. If he delivers slowly, you will be fine. Do not hesitate to ask your dentist anout this. May I ask you which teeth are you getting filled?
 
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Sarah,

You may already be there or done but if not I wish you the best, I second Enarete.. in slow delivery makes it more pain free. My dentist explained 3 things .. it was the slow delivery, the temperature, so room tempture is less painful that just out of cooler. and one other thing I forgot.. but.. I've had 2 dentists that have really give me shots at the 0-1 on painscale the whole time .. including my current and another. hardly even notice . sometimes I close my eyes and I don't even know its over.. the gel does help. I always get the topical.

Hope all goes well. Let us know.
 
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I decided to reschedule for next week just because I felt way too worked up to go today. Hopefully the extra time will allow me to clear my brain of my fears so I can go in there and get it over with. Thank you so much for the reassurance. :)
 
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Sarahgx.

This can all be scary. We all do this at our own different paces and comfort levels. We are here to encourage you along the way. :). Hope all goes well next week . I can testify to lots of 0-1 on a painscale shots though . :) Its definately worth it and will be over before you even think about it once you do .
 
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i dreaded the needle the first time years ago, didn't have a cavity until i was 30, but with topical, it can only feel like a sting if they don't do it right where they sprayed. I find the needle the easiest part, it's all the rest i dread. I hate needles but somehow in the gum it doesn't feel as bad as other places. Good luck next week.:) Don't wait too long, don't want to end up with worse work needing done like a root canal, i need one in the next couple weeks.
 
Dr. Daniel

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Hi,

The key thing for a pain free injection is doing it slowly, gently and gradually.
I talk about this in my video about fear of pain during dental treatment.
 
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