"" Writer's Wanderings: Add Another Item to That Travel Kit! Tooth Repair

Friday, January 04, 2013

Add Another Item to That Travel Kit! Tooth Repair

So what do you do in the middle of a 21 day cruise when the filling in the back of your front tooth falls out? Until now, I've always packed a packet of dental wax--you know, the kind you used as a kid to ease the pain of those brand new metal braces on your teeth. But thanks to a beautiful lady who packs a medical kit like I do for trips, I have found a new solution to  the problem of losing a filling while traveling.

The little gem is called Den Tek Temporary Filling. It's like a putty that you can scoop out and insert into the empty hole in your tooth until you can get to a dentist. It dries to a hard finish in about an hour and so far (a day later) it is still holding. Beats the wax that would fall out with the first bite of a meal. And who wants to have trouble eating on a cruise? Not this cruiser!

It will be interesting to see what my dentist has to say when I return and he sees my DIY filling. Hopefully it won't be too hard to take out. But then, if it is, maybe I should keep it.

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