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DIY filling?

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MrFoolish
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DIY filling?

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Postby MrFoolish » September 1st, 2021, 5:55 pm

I've just lost a large filling in one of my molars and it will be a couple of weeks til I can get to see a dentist. Some random non-expert reckoned I should do a DIY temporary filling to protect the remaining tooth. Can't say I fancy the idea and suspect I'll just be careful chewing. Any views? It's not currently painful.

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Re: DIY filling?

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Postby monabri » September 1st, 2021, 5:59 pm

A quick Google... boots do a kit for a temporary fix..( no experience of using one)

https://www.boots.com/dentek-temporary- ... -(GB:Whoop!)+Dentek-_-(GB:Whoop!)+Boots+Shopping+-+Category+-+Toiletries+-+Tablet&gclid=CjwKCAjwybyJBhBwEiwAvz4G75KCdhJoHkWiovIJXKMshmJgTmpSXSPmE6KjHqbrSJ9J-W3pVf8ZWxoCYTYQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


Sainsbury

https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/pro ... g-material

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Re: DIY filling?

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Postby AleisterCrowley » September 1st, 2021, 6:04 pm

I've used Temparin Max and it's fine for a temporary filling (dentist said it was quite a good job...)
I carry some in my 'hiking/camping' IFAK just in case

(you could phone and ask the dentist if it's recommended..)

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Re: DIY filling?

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Postby bungeejumper » September 1st, 2021, 7:10 pm

I've had fillings and crowns drop out from time to time, and, as long as they don't hurt, or scream at the touch of a cold drink, I've always been happy enough to leave them alone until a dentist can get to them. (Up to a month, say?)

One time, I lost a crown on the first day of a three week foreign holiday, and it didn't give me the least bit of trouble. (Luckily, I was able to rescue the lost crown before it went the way of all things. :D ) Upon my return, the dentist gave the cavity the quickest of once-overs with the coarse cleaning-up drill, and I was fixed in twenty minutes, no anaesthetic required.

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Re: DIY filling?

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Postby MrFoolish » September 2nd, 2021, 6:21 pm

Thanks. I expect I'll be leaving it alone and hoping for the best...

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Re: DIY filling?

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Re: DIY filling?

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Postby Dod101 » September 3rd, 2021, 7:32 am

monabri wrote:A quick Google... boots do a kit for a temporary fix..( no experience of using one)


As in 'A kick in the teeth'?

Dod

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Re: DIY filling?

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Postby pje16 » September 3rd, 2021, 7:38 am

hope it doesn't get to this
turns out this chap is the brother of someone I know
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-52321910


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