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Old 26.03.2009, 23:35
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Evenin' all,

I've got a bit of a hole in my tooth and like b***ery am I paying for it to be filled here. As it so happens, I'm back off to Blighty in a month where I can get it done for not too much money, but it's a bit of a sod at the moment until then.
I've been doing a bit of looking around and found this stuff for temporary fillings until you can get to see a dentist. Does anyone know if it's sold here at all? I can get some sent out from Blighty if necessary, but thought it'd be worth a try here to save a week on postage times.
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Old 26.03.2009, 23:41
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Old 26.03.2009, 23:43
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Thanks! I'll have a poke around tomorrow in a pharmacy in case I can get it straightaway and if not, then I'll get it from there.
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Old 27.03.2009, 17:41
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I came over here on a visit with a temporary cap once. My dentist gave me the address of a dentist in Geneva in case anything happened. When he saw my cynical do-I-look-like-I'm-made-of-money-look he suggested sugar free gum as another alternative... Only problem is it doesnt harden.
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Old 27.03.2009, 17:56
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Auch. I don't have any good advise for the temp filling stuff. Good luck!

I had to wait till I delivered, with an open root canal, since my whole tooth broke off when I was pregnant. They fixed it two months after delivery. I kept my mouth super clean in the meantime, I think that helped prevent any nasty complications. I avoided tooth unfriendly food, rinsed with water (half cup) and 1/2 teaspoon of peroxide (I think it is 3% peroxide you can buy in a pharmacy) and brushed like crazy, after every meal. They also sell Corsodyl in pharmacies, which is a good tie-over help.
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Old 28.03.2009, 16:15
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Peroxide??? I would rather lose my tooth than my sense of taste! No seriously I'm amazed at how much we vary from country to country. My temporary doc in a temporary country told me to soak my veg in a bleach solution when I was pregnant. No matter how much I rinsed the veg after the smell remained and turned me off salads for the whole pregnancy.
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Old 28.03.2009, 16:32
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Peroxide??? I would rather lose my tooth than my sense of taste! No seriously I'm amazed at how much we vary from country to country. My temporary doc in a temporary country told me to soak my veg in a bleach solution when I was pregnant. No matter how much I rinsed the veg after the smell remained and turned me off salads for the whole pregnancy.
Hahaha..blech, bleach? And veggies? Now, that sounds really REALLY insane, haha. I know what you mean though, yeah.

The perox. liquid is so so diluted, you faintly taste a bit of mushrooms, not even. It is not like when povre peoples bleach their heads, that is far from that rancid smell. I rinse my mouth with it maybe 2-3 days if I have a gum infection and it kills it instantly, it is very thin mix but potent, it is pretty good when I feel a sore throat coming or a canker sore.

We also use a 2% diluted water mix of boric acid, it is for the outside skin, eye or to rinse one's ear, so much better than nowadays antibacterial cr*p. And way way cheaper. The best for a diaper rash..

We also get manganistan (KMnO4) for desinfection, ultra diluted. All those are old fashioned, ultra efficient things, the pharmasists and drogerie peeps here are always surprised that we know the good old ways to treat minor scratches, infections and ailments. It is good to know the tricks.. Simple chemistry. It is nice to avoid the pharmaceuticals that are now pushed on everybody.

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