Quick Answer: Do Fillings Hurt Without An Injection?

Do fillings hurt without numbing?

During a filling you are unlikely to feel a thing.

A filling does not happen in areas of the tooth where there are nerves, so you shouldn’t feel any more pain from the procedure than you would feel from cutting your hair.

No nerves = no pain..

Can a filling be done without an injection?

Scientists have developed a new pain-free filling that allows cavities to be repaired without drilling or injections. The tooth-rebuilding technique developed at King’s College London does away with fillings and instead encourages teeth to repair themselves.

Do you need anesthetic for a filling?

You’ll have a local anesthetic to numb the tooth area. This will help prevent any pain. You may not need an anesthetic if the filling is just on the tooth surface. Once the area is numb, your dentist will most likely use a dental drill to drill through the tooth enamel to remove the decay.

Can you fill a cavity without numbing?

With “virtually no pain” most cavities can now be filled without using the standard dental drill or a local anesthetic (Novacaine), according to the Academy of General Dentistry. This is done by the use of “air abrasion” devices.

Do I need a shot for a small cavity?

Having a cavity filled only requires a single office visit. During the visit, the area to be treated will be numbed so you feel no pain during the procedure. Most dentists will do this by giving you a shot of a local anesthetic (like Novacaine) in the gum area near where they will be working on your tooth.