Palletal injection for filling?

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Chris1986UK

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Hi All,

just a quick one to put my mind at ease. I’m getting a couple of fillings on my upper teeth (middle for lack of a better term).
Would the dentist give an injection in the roof of the mouth for this usually or under certain circumstances?
I’m very anxious about them and it would put my mind at ease so much ahead of next week if someone could answer this for me.
Best regards,
Chris
 
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Hi Chris,
For the vast majority of fillings, a Palatal injection would not be needed. However, if the decay has gone below the gum line, then it may be needed.

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Chris1986UK

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Thank you very much. That would be pretty much at the verge of a root canal, or is that still just a standard filling?

thanks,
Chris
 
Gordon

Gordon

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Could be a standard filling, depends where the cavity is really...
 
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merlin

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I think I may have had a palatal for a filling once (actually it was a few fillings on neighbouring teeth). I'm not sure though, maybe it was just in a similar sort of location.
 
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