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What anesthesia will I need for getting a composite resin dental filling?

A dentist usually uses a local anesthesia when placing a composite resin dental filling, which is injected into your gum or cheek. Usually the medicine’s name ends in “caine,” the most common being lidocaine. The anesthesia will numb the area so you won’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.

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