Well I guess we are both "hard corps" preppers, I keep a couple of those temporary filling repair kits at all times, bought them at Walmart. Fortunately, I have not had to use them though. Great book for your library, goes hand in hand with 'Where there is no Doctor' book.
Well, according to my cousin the dental hygenist, your average over-the-counter kit is usually composed of zinc oxide and clove oil. You just mix them together, apply to the tooth, and wait for it to harden.
But the problem with these DIY kits is that they are only supposed to last for maybe a week or two at the max. Their job is to simply plug the hole in your tooth until you can get a permanent filling put in.
Here is a link to one of the OTC kits currently available:
"Where There is No Doctor" is OK but really pretty thin.
I would recommend instead that you get a copy of:
"The Ships Medicine Chest and Medical Aid at Sea"
A more thorough treatment with practical instructions as opposed to advice.
It is published by the U.S. HEW. mine is the 1978 edition.
Older editions are even better. Any published between 1950 and 1970 would be really great. They actually gave some instruction in minor surgery back then.
As we got more and better radio equipment, they started doing less and less.
It used to be a textbook on your way to a masters ticket, now??