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Hug-ette Please!

I know one should rise above these things but what is this site for if you can't ask for a hug-ette when you are feeling vexed.?

I went to the dentist on Friday, who drilled out most of my tooth, fitted a temporary inlay and told me to return in a fortnight by which time the technicians would have made me a proper one. Yesterday evening the temporary inlay fell out while I was eating a banana. I put it back. It fell out at breakfast. I put it back. And now I have just had a late lunch, conscious suddenly of the big jagged hole in my tooth and no hard little implant sloshing around my mouth and the dawning, hideous conclusion that I must have swallowed it.

I know worse things happen at sea. But I still feel like a hug-ette. (As well as feeling like an idiot). And yes I'm sure he would fit another but it is such a hassle and waste of time to go back to the dentist before the appointed time when you've got a lot on. And there is no guarantee that this time his 'temporary cement' will be any better than the last.

Posted at 3rd Dec 2007 - 02:02PM   Posted by Fennie   Hug-ette Please! Comments: 16

Crystal Jigsaw's Avatar A big hug-ette from a very cold Northumberland coming your way. Take care and try not to eat anything then it won't happen again Laughing

Crystal xx

Posted by: Crystal Jigsaw on 3rd Dec 2007 at 02:05PM

Woolyworks's Avatar It's happened to me as well, Fennie, and the dentists second try at cementing was, indeed, better than the first. It's pretty unsettling to have your teeth worked on in the first place, not to mention having part of it--real or no--fall out! Two huge hugs to you.

Posted by: Woolyworks on 3rd Dec 2007 at 02:07PM

Ivy's Avatar Go there at once!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know that it's a waste of time but if a bit from the remaining tooth
breaks off (stability is down to -10 at the moment) while you have no temporary filling the lasting one won't fit and you will have to wait until after Christmas until the whole thing is settled. Believe me I went through this dilemma. The dentist surely has seen more people swallowing their filling than you could dream of. So take my hug and fly to the dentist.

Posted by: Ivy on 3rd Dec 2007 at 02:11PM

Milla's Avatar hugette coming your way. how vile. things going wrong in the mouth feel so enormous, and are so painful, and so *loody expensive!

Posted by: Milla on 3rd Dec 2007 at 02:12PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar Hugette from me too. But Ivy's right, go and get another one. I once ate a huge amalgam filling by mistake in a Quality Street toffee. Never again! My dentist (who is also my siter) hit the roof! Temporary fillings aren't nearly so toxic.

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 3rd Dec 2007 at 02:22PM

Pondside's Avatar Fenie, you have to MAKE the time to go to the dentist. Put yourself first. If this was someone else you'd be driving them to the dentist, and you are every bit as important. Go!

Posted by: Pondside on 3rd Dec 2007 at 02:31PM

Mountainear's Avatar Mega hug-ette coming your way. I do sympathise - anything to do with dentists makes me more than a little nervous.

I think a return trip - as everyone suggests - is in order. Hope he uses stickier glue mext time.

Posted by: Mountainear on 3rd Dec 2007 at 02:41PM

Unpeuloufoque's Avatar One box of hugettes en route to you!! I heavily dislike dentists!

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 3rd Dec 2007 at 02:55PM

Pipany's Avatar poor thing - hugette on its way xx

Posted by: Pipany on 3rd Dec 2007 at 02:57PM

Tattie Weasle's Avatar Hugette from Suffolk winging it's way!!!! But Ivy's right get it seen to Missus!!!!

Posted by: Tattie Weasle on 3rd Dec 2007 at 03:21PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Nope don't do hugettes - but will give you a berludy great big hug instead.

OOooo hope your tooth isn't hurting. Had the same problem with a temporary filling - they gave me some putty stuff to roll into a ball and put in the hole - it wore down all the time but I was able to take home some of the stuff home to keep topping it up.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 3rd Dec 2007 at 03:24PM

Faith's Avatar Oh dear poor you! Have a hug! But I'm afraid your post made me smile a little, as I remembered one of my 3 things posts where SM's baby swallowed her ring, and she had to wait for nature to take its course until it reappeared. Do you fancy doing the same for your implant? - no, thought not!

Posted by: Faith on 3rd Dec 2007 at 03:56PM

whoops! poor you! big hugs

Posted by: Ska on 3rd Dec 2007 at 05:43PM

Fennie's Avatar OK I give in. I would have said the same to the children. You're right. I should go. Thanks for the hugs!

Posted by: Fennie on 3rd Dec 2007 at 05:55PM

Camilla's Avatar Big hugs coming your way from Norfolk Fennie.

Hope you manage to get to the dentist again soon Fennie, think it best, as sounds sooo painful. Do hope your sore mouth soon eases.


Posted by: Camilla on 3rd Dec 2007 at 11:46PM

Frances's Avatar Hugs and all that, but I have just quickly swept to the end of the comments, to say get thee to thy dentist.

My lovely dentist would never allow a patient to be without ... an important chewing device, and would always answer an emergency call.

Hoping the same is true for you.

December has got lots in store for all of us to chew, and enjoy. Want you to be part of that party.


Posted by: Frances on 4th Dec 2007 at 12:53AM

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