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Incomplete numbing because of poor circulation?



Former Member
I have always had a problem with getting completely numb during fillings. I recently started seeing a new dentist and she said she thinks it's because I have poor circulation to my mouth. She tried using a laser treatment on me, and it worked on one filling, but I still felt another. Has anyone heard of this before? If so, what can I do to improve my circulation so that I can get numb?
Re: Incomplete numbing because of poor circulation

Have they tried different forms of anesthetic?

Not sure if they are talking about poor circulation in the gums, but good brushing helps massage, and bring the gums "back to life".