What happens when they drill out a cavity?
June 24, 2005 1:10 PM Subscribe
I'm going to have a cavity drilled on Tuesday. I've never had this done before and I'm terribly phobic of "procedures" (dental and otherwise), especially when I don't know what is involved. What exactly do they do when they drill out a cavity--step by step, what's involved?
posted by fuzzbean to Health & Fitness (34 answers total)
In addition, I went on Wellbutrin 3 months ago. I've had perfect teeth up until now, but in my last visit to the dentist (admittedly after a hiatus of 3 years) he found two cavities and said that I grind my teeth. I brush very thoroughly twice a day and use listerine every night, which is much better dental hygeine than I have practiced up to this point, and I've never been told that I grind my teeth before. Could the Wellbutrin be at fault? Has anyone had a similar experience?