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Really worried about my upcoming wisdom tooth filling

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Peterbuggle

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I have a bottom wisdom tooth filling coming up on Friday. I have had two so far (One temporary, one white filling). Both times it has hurt while the dentist is drilling. I've had 3 other fillings too but none of them have hurt at all. It's just the bottom wisdom teeth fillings that hurt. Does anybody know why it hurts?
 
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FearfulInMA

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It's more difficult to get those teeth numb. However, the dentist should not insist on working on your tooth if you are having pain.
 
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Peterbuggle

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It's more difficult to get those teeth numb. However, the dentist should not insist on working on your tooth if you are having pain.

Yes i know but for both fillings I was numb. Or at least I felt numb
 
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Some of your mouth/lips/teeth can be numb without the wisdom tooth actually being numb. It can be a tricky spot to get fully numb and not all dentists are super skilled at being able to do that.
 
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lilyflower

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I've had this happen a lot. It's part of the reason why I'm dental phobic now. I wish I had advice for you other than to find a dentist that's successful at getting you numb. By that point your tooth will be filled though. Try to stay optimistic though. You might be pleasantly surprised. Good luck!
 
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