Is it normal to experience sharp pain when getting a filling?

Some of my fillings had to be replaced. They were very large. Although the pain was minimal, there were sharp sensations in my mouth when the dentist was drilling. Does that sound normal? They were likely very close to the root cause of the pain.

It seems that fillings should not be painful. Some sites, including the one for anesthetic, say so. Do you think it means I didn’t get enough anesthetic?

I am nervous about the next appointment, as this is only one of many appointments to have old fillings replaced. I find sitting in that chair for 1.5hrs extremely stressful, even though I am not experiencing any pain. However, I believe it will be easier to manage if I know that it is normal.

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