How do I prepare for getting a composite resin dental filling?

The best way to prepare for getting a composite resin dental filling is by talking to your dentist about what to expect during your appointment. Also be prepared to tell your dentist about any changes in your health since your last visit, any medications you are currently taking, whether or not you are pregnant, and whether you have had allergic reactions to dental filling materials in the past. Since tooth sensitivity may be a problem for the first few days after getting a composite resin dental filling, you may want to ask your dentist if there are products you can have on hand, such as toothpaste for sensitive teeth, to minimize your discomfort.

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