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OUCHIE......any temorary dental suggestions?
« on: 14/09/2009 10:12:03 »
Ouchie......
Last night I was eating a nice soft ripe pear off my tree and I suddenly chewed and realized my upper back molar that I had filled as a child broke wy around the filling.. I have not had time to get a appointment... It seems, the silver part of the filling is snagging my tongue as it feels sharp.....making my tongue sore and now I have bitten my tongue hard 4 times already this morning.. I think I will cry now! It Hurts like a son of a gun!

Does anyone have any suggestions until I can get to a dentist?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 14/09/2009 11:27:15 »
I have vague memories of cloves being good for dental issues (as painkillers).  That might be worth a try until you can get to a dentist...
 

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« Reply #2 on: 14/09/2009 11:52:33 »
Thanks Ben.. thats an excellent idea.. I have forgotten about those...Cool beans!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 14/09/2009 12:46:40 »
You can buy DIY temporary repair kits which include white temporary filling material (and a bottle of clove oil).



I've used this one to replace a lost filling in a molar. I had to top-up the temporary filling every couple of weeks as it wore away, (it can take months to get a dental appointment in the UK).

http://www.dentalfearcentral.org/diy_dentistry.html
« Last Edit: 14/09/2009 12:53:28 by RD »
 

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« Reply #4 on: 14/09/2009 12:50:16 »
Wow.. That would be cool and would it make it less sharp ... does it dry hard on your tooth....?
 

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« Reply #5 on: 14/09/2009 12:59:10 »
It takes about an hour to set, (don't eat until it sets). When set it has the consistency of blackboard chalk: hard but will readily wear away and crumble, (so it can be removed easily by the dentist when a permanent filling is made). 
 

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« Reply #6 on: 14/09/2009 13:03:37 »
It takes about an hour to set, (don't eat until it sets). When set it has the consistency of blackboard chalk: hard but will readily wear away and crumble, (so it can be removed easily by the dentist when a permanent filling is made). 
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It takes about an hour to set, (don't eat until it sets). When set it has the consistency of blackboard chalk: hard but will readily wear away and crumble, (so it can be removed easily by the dentist when a permanent filling is made). 
hats cool Rd Thank you so much for the info . That sounds like what I need to do for now!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 14/09/2009 15:00:07 »
Hope ewe feel better Mam...and that's the tooth !
 

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« Reply #8 on: 14/09/2009 18:29:49 »
Thanks..It will be ok...LOL.. Youre so funny!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 14/09/2009 19:30:55 »
funny in the head !!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 14/09/2009 21:08:18 »
A numb mouth is not a good idea: you can't tell when you're biting yourself.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 15/09/2009 07:30:13 »
funny in the head !!
No Just funny LOL... Funny in the tooth! Hee hee hee!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 15/09/2009 07:31:36 »
Anbesol or other benzocaine-based medicines, also phenol-based medicines like Chloraseptic.
i am alergic to benzocaine.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 15/09/2009 07:35:09 »
A numb mouth is not a good idea: you can't tell when you're biting yourself.

I agree and I have bitten my tongue about 6 times now and my tongue does not like me right now.. after the first really hard bite it swelled up and made itself a target by getting in the way of my talking and eating so I have subsequently bitten in many more times and it is tres uncomfortable right now!
 

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