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Pain during drilling & pain in new filling

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panicannie

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I recently had a tooth extracted (lower right molar) and then a week later I went in for 3 fillings on the lower left (1 wisdom, 1 molar & 1 premolar next to the molar). Dentist applied numbing gel first & then gave me a few injections. I could still feel some pain in my gum. She started drilling the premolar & it was ok for a bit & then I felt pain. She changed to the slower drill & it was ok but then a bit of pain. She then started on the wisdom tooth which was fine but then a bit of pain. More injections & still the same. Eventually she gave up. She completed the premolar & filled it but put a temp in the wisdom tooth & plans to finish it off on Tuesday. I am petrified that I'm going to feel pain. She says that either my teeth are too sensitive or I'm too nervous (I was calmer than usual). My lip was numb for ages afterwards & I've noticed I have a few red marks inside my cheek. The filling she completed is very sensitive & I've had some pain from it. I also can't seem to floss there & when I try it hurts.

I've spent the last few days crying because I'm so scared to go back. I need those 3 fillings done and then the wisdom tooth upper left (a hard to get to tooth) & a premolar upper left and a molar on the upper right. I just wish they could knock me out & get it all done but it doesn't seem like something they do on NHS.

Could there be any other reason why it's not numbing me? I hate the drill :cry:
 
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ocd27

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I had this problem with my premolar. I had to have 6 injections to have it extracted and I still felt a sharp pain, When you say it's painful do you mean pain as in you just cannot take it or just unconformable pain? If it's uncomfortable then you might just have to take the pain though really this should not be the case in this day and age. My dentist told me that if they could not get me numb then I would be sedated at the hospital but I think that is only extraction. What helped for me was her injecting right under the tooth. that helped a lot.
 
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Spike 1969

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Hello there..

Sorry to hear that you are having this problem.

There can be a number of things that can cause the rare problem of ineffective local anaesthetic, I'm not a dentist but please see below link to the appropriate page on here that might help. I have had this problem in the past due to the "wiring" in my lower jaw being slightly different:o And it was overcome by my dentist at the time using a slightly different anaesthetic and technique.

http://www.dentalfearcentral.org/fears/not-numb/

Perhaps it would be worth discussing your concerns with your dentist before you go in for the remainder of the work.

Hope this is helpful, with the right communication and application by your dentist pretty much all dental procedures should be pain free experiences.

Kind Regards
 
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panicannie

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Thank you both for the advice & info. My appointment is tomorrow & the nerves are starting already but I'm trying to keep calm. I have bought some Bach rescue remedy to try.
 
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Spike 1969

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Just to say Good luck for tomorrow :clover::clover:, Im sure it will be all fine :)
 
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