Re: Question about numbing tooth for filling
I also have atooth that is diificult to numb, but it is on the upper arch. Sometimes the teeth of the lower arch can be difficult to numb because of the nerve in the lower jaw. You can't really numb just one tooth on the bottom like you can on the top. You have to numb a quadrant. For some reason the anesthesia is not getting all the way back to your tooth. If your tooth already has an amalgam (silver) Filling in it, the only way to get it out is to use a drill. Ask your dentist what other anesthesia options are avaiable. When the filling is replaced, you may want to opt for a composite or a toothe colored filling which sometimes can be removed using microbrasion which does not usually require anesthesia, but that would also depend on the type of cavity you have. Good luck.
You need to go back and have the temporary filling he put in replaced with a permanent one. It was not designed to remain in your mouth for an extended period of time and could cause you more serious problems if not replaced promptly.