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How will I know if getting a composite resin dental filling was successful?

You’ll know over time whether your composite resin dental filling is successful. Some pain or sensitivity is common after first getting a filling, but this should go away after a few weeks. If you have pain when you bite, the filling might need to be reshaped so you bite properly. A continuous toothache could mean you have a dead or dying nerve and you might need a root canal. Call your dentist if you’re experiencing problems after getting a composite resin dental filling. You should continue getting regular dental examinations and cleanings, so your dentist can check the filling and see if it’s worn or has any cracks.

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