I got a cavity filled today

@shaggin (37745)
United States
January 31, 2018 6:17pm CST
When I was young the dentist put a sealant on a back molar. It cracked and I didn’t know it and it formed a tiny cavity. When I went to the next appointment they sand blasted it and put filling material on it. That’s been done quite a few times over the years but it got deep enough recently that they drilled it out and filled it today. They put two shots of novicane in at 4pm. It’s 7pm and is still numb. I can barely drink or eat. It hurts a lot to open my mouth from where the needle was put in the very back of my gums. It’s numb on my right side from my mouth to my ear and my throat. I sound drunk when I try to talk lol. I left early today to get groceries before I went to the dentist. I stopped and found a really easy to find geocache hidden in a guardrail as you can see in the photo I posted. About 14 years ago we made the switch from regular lightbulbs to cfls. I had no idea where to turn them in so I saved them in a bag in my closet. I learned that Home Depot accepts them so I stopped today and dropped them off there was 11 of them!
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@ilocosboy (37277)
• Philippines
1 Feb
That's going to give you good smile and more confidence
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
1 Feb
It was a very tiny dot of a cavity in my back molar thankfully so no one saw it.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Feb
Sometimes it seems to take ages for the numbness to go away.
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
1 Feb
I went to bed at 10:30 pm after having the shot at 4pm and it was still numb. All gone and no pain today
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Feb
@shaggin I'm glad you're all better today - well, two days ago actually!
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• United Kingdom
5 Feb
@JudyEv I can't stands the drooling.
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• Philippines
2 Feb
I hope I can visit the dentist some day, but I need to focus on my dog first.
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
2 Feb
Your own health is more important but I respect your good care of your dog.
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• Philippines
2 Feb
@shaggin yeah, the cataract is still there.
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
2 Feb
It doesn't go away you just have to use eye drops on them for the rest of its life.
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@JohnRoberts (62997)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Feb
I had dental work done yesterday. A crown.
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
1 Feb
Ouch how is your mouth feeling today?
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@JohnRoberts (62997)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Feb
@shaggin It is fine considering.
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
1 Feb
That's awesome! Mine was sore last night so I thought it would be sore for days but I woke up completely fine today
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@sharon6345 (138231)
• United States
1 Feb
I know if you soak your mouth in epsom salt you won't be in pain for days.
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
1 Feb
No kidding? I have never heard of that. I don't have any unfortunatly.
• United States
1 Feb
I hate going to the dentist and getting shot with novacaine and being numb for hours later
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
1 Feb
I can see why. Makes me wonder why more people don't take better care of their teeth if this is what they have to deal with then again maybe they just don't go at all. I asked my boyfriend the last time he went to the dentist and he said 20 years ick.
• Philippines
3 Feb
looks complicated just to fill up a cavity. here the dentist just did it fast and no pain
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
3 Feb
The needles were the only thing that hurt and then the ache afterwards. I woke up the next day feeling fine though
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• Philippines
3 Feb
@shaggin did they put needles inside?
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
3 Feb
Two in my gums one on the right of my tooth and one to the left.
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
1 Feb
I'd rather give birth than go to the dentist! lol
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
1 Feb
Lol both can be pretty bad depending on what needs to be done. My mother always said after having kids needles and IVs wouldn't bother me anymore but she was wrong!
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
1 Feb
@shaggin It's just the dentist that bothers me. I don't like those long, slow, wiggling needles nor keeping my mouth open for hours! lol
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
1 Feb
The dentists hand was shaking while she gave me the needle that freaked me out a little. She took a long time injecting the novicane in I was surprised.
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@Hannihar (42016)
15 Mar
I hope your cavity feels better soon.
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
16 Mar
@Hannihar it still hurts I can't chew on that side. My dad said his will hurt like that sometimes for 6 months after
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@Hannihar (42016)
16 Mar
@shaggin Shaggin, 6 months is a long time. I hope it doesn't take that long for you to feel better again.
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
16 Mar
@Hannihar me either thanks!
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• United States
9 Feb
That's cool you found the geocache! I hate the numbing they use when you get cavities. I feel so puffed and annoyed =P
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
9 Feb
Last time (the only other time I had novicane) they only gave me one shot so the numbing wore off not to long after but this was two shots and it lasted all night.
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• United States
10 Feb
@shaggin Also the shot varies depending on the person too. My mom always jumps back quickly but for me, nope lasts long!
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
10 Feb
Ahh yes I'm sure that's true. My dad doesn't wan't to feel anything so he has them use extra novicane and it will numb him all the way to the top of his skull. I think that would be more scary for me.
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@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
1 Feb
I used to hate going to the dentist but now I visit my dentist every month for my braces. And she has been taking care of my teeth for two years now. We even became friends. And I know I won't be afraid of going to the dentist anymore.
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
1 Feb
The dentist to me is more painful then braces but that is really awesome that this has taken your fear away! I got braces when I was 21 I think it was. I didn't have anyone to watch my daughter so she would sit on my lap while they did what they needed to do.
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@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
1 Feb
@shaggin It took me a long while to decide to have braces because I really hate pain inside my mouth. I can tolerate other pains like headache and such but never toothache. It's the only pain that I take meds.
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
1 Feb
Braces are so expensive
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@dya80dya (5456)
• Romania
3 Feb
I have to do this too. I don't like the dentist at all. I have so much bad luck. I have to fill so many cavities.
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@dya80dya (5456)
• Romania
3 Feb
@shaggin You are lucky
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
3 Feb
I don't feel lucky I was so upset at getting my first cavity in my 30s.
@carebear29 (28647)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
1 Feb
i got a top teeth clean yesterday and next week the bottom
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
1 Feb
Was it very painful when you went yesterday?
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@carebear29 (28647)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
4 Feb
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
1 Feb
I hate to come out the dentist office with my mouth numb for hours. I hope you are fine now.
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
1 Feb
I feel perfect today thankfully I was worried I was going to be sore for days as sore as it was last night.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
1 Feb
@shaggin It usually does not last for longtime, but it is annoying.
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@Tina30219 (35681)
• Onaway, Michigan
1 Feb
I hope you will be better soon. With time it will be back to normal.
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
1 Feb
All better today thanks
@Tina30219 (35681)
• Onaway, Michigan
1 Feb
@shaggin Glad to hear it
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
1 Feb
I hope your mouth is better soon. I hate that feeling when the frozen effect has worn off.
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
1 Feb
I remember last time the injection spot was very sore for a few days. This time I got poked twice
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
5 Feb
@shaggin Ouch that doesn't sound good.
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@Courtlynn (55163)
• United States
1 Feb
Hope the pain and numbness stops soon. G
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
1 Feb
Thank you I hope so too. It's wearing off a little more as my nose, lip and chin are feeling very itchy.
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@Courtlynn (55163)
• United States
1 Feb
@shaggin ugh i hate all that
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@Maria24 (2160)
• United States
1 Feb
I don't like dentist. But it's healthy for my mouth
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
1 Feb
Same here. Most people probably hate going!
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@Maria24 (2160)
• United States
1 Feb
@shaggin yeah lol
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• Trinidad And Tobago
3 Feb
I have had years of dental work and i am happy to hear your filling was done successfully. Why is it taking so long for your medication to wear off? hope the pain eases up. What are you showing the the picture?
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
3 Feb
I've only had novicane one other time but it didn't stay numb that long. This was two shots which could be why it was numb even 6 hours later. Thankfully no pain the next day though. The photo is of a geocache have you heard of them?
@FayeHazel (19863)
• United States
2 Feb
I hope your mouth gets better :/ Geocaching sounds amazing
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@shaggin (37745)
• United States
2 Feb
My mouth was fine when I woke up the next morning thankfully! Geocaching is so much fun for me.