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Is there a dentist in the house?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Andy in Sig, 17 Feb 2008.

  1. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    Morning All.

    A crown parted company from one of my teeth last night. It pops back on quite easily but won't stay there. Therefore my question is: is it OK to secure said crown with a blob of superglue or cyanoacrylate modelling glue or is this dangerous and I must hang on until I can see a dentist?
     
  2. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    See a dentist must be the safe answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    You can buy specific kits in the chemist that have the glue to stick a crown back temporarily and perhaps disinfect etc. but as Keith says, get on the blower and book an appointment with the dentist as soon as you can.
     
  4. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    The thing to remember with Superglue is that the bond can be weakened or broken with hot water, thus the warm wet conditions in your mouth are not suitable for it to work as you would like. Plus the last thing you want to do is to glue your tounge to your teeth inadvertantly!
    Get thee to a dentist man!

    T x
     
  5. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    it can also be corroded by mud.
     
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Haven't I heard something about this before!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. girofan

    girofan New Member

    Go for it Andy! I had a boss some years ago who did this very thing, and it lasted 2 weeks. Unfortunately the first appointment he could obtain was 3 weeks later!
    Unless you go private, it seems to be the norm for a consultation.
    If it does glue your mouth shut, your partner will no doubt take maximum advantage.:biggrin:
     
  8. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    geodentistry
     
  9. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    To a dentist, no superglue, for the reasons given by Tdr1nka.:biggrin::biggrin:

    Does the NHS provide an outreach service for expats in Germany?
     
  10. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    I used to spend too much money in my LBS so I learned to do basic jobs on my bike. I think picking up some basic dentistry skills would be very useful too. Is there something like the Park Tools website, only for teeth?
     
  11. dangerousjules

    dangerousjules New Member

    be very careful putting super glue in your gob, my work colleaugue did a DIY job on chiped bit of tooth and gave himself chemical poisoning!
     
  12. redcogs

    redcogs New Member

    Location:
    Moray Firth
    You might try nailing it on with a sharp spike using a two pound hammer..

    If that fails, white hot molten lead dripped onto root might do the trick as a temp measure, but be aware that you may experience some slight discomfort during application.
     
  13. Slowgrind

    Slowgrind New Member

    Bostick! Well it stuck the knob back on our kettle and it`s not come off yet!
     
  14. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    I'd go with the Bostick. Plus that kettle will be subjected to extreme heat temperatures, unlike a human mouth (unless they're a fire-eater or something).
     
  15. k-dog

    k-dog New Member

    I had a temporary bridge thing a few years ago while I was waiting for my gums to settle so I could get the proper ceramic one and before that I had a really quick mould of my original teeth stuck in to last the week it took them to make the good temporary one.

    The dentist told me that it may come loose before next Friday. Sure enough at work on Thursday night it fell out leaving me looking like an ice hockey player. He had told me to just give it a dab with clear nail polish and that would hold it for a couple of days.

    Nipped to the chemist across the road and did that and had one of the most painful experiences I had had - nail polish on raw flesh is a little uncomfortable to say the least.

    Didn't seem very sticky either.