- Jun 18, 2010
All my life I have had trouble getting numb. I usually go without anesthetic as it doesn't work. Recently I had two cavities filled in my right lower teeth and had an injection in the back of the teeth area and in the cheek. My tongue on the right side was completely numb, but my lip never went numb and I felt the whole filling. Could I have a problem with my nerve anatomy as this seems to be a problem with multiple dentists that I have been to? I was given three injections and he waited an hour for me to try to get numb. I wasn't particularly anxious and he was aware of my previous problems with getting numb. Thanks!