How to Make a Strong Compound Tooth Filling

Complement your temporary filling with pain medication.
Complement your temporary filling with pain medication. (Image: Creatas Images/Creatas/Getty Images)

Creating your own strong compound tooth filling can relieve you of pain during an emergency situation. In the event you are unable to visit a dentist, you can make your own compound filling using a few basic products. A compound filling combines variable chemicals and materials to create a solidified object that acts as a protective shield to coat a damaged tooth. While you should always visit a dentist before working on your own teeth, crafting a homemade filling will protect your tooth until an appointment is possible.

Things You'll Need

  • Mild hand soap
  • Hand towel
  • Eyedropper
  • Toothache drop medicine with benzocaine and eugenol
  • 1/8-inch cotton pellet
  • Tweezers
  • 1/8-inch temporary filling material
  • Orthodontic wax

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Wash your hands with mild soap. Dry your hands before moving on.

Rinse your mouth with warm, fresh water.

Soak a 1/8-inch cotton pellet with 2 drops of liquid toothache medicine containing benzocaine and eugenol. Purchase toothache medicine at your local medical supply store.

Center and press the cotton pellet down onto the damaged tooth.

Fit a 1/8-inch piece of temporary filling material onto the saturated cotton pellet with a clean pair of tweezers. Purchase temporary filling material, such as Tempanol, Zinroc or Master-Dent, at your local medical supply store.

Cover the filling with orthodontic wax. Carefully squeeze the wax down onto the filling and around the base of the tooth to hold the filling in place. Replace the filling every 12 hours until you can visit a dentist.


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