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Nothing until... 14th May! [Apr. 4th, 2008|06:41 pm]
Stephan
14th May is the soonest that I could arrange for a dentist to even LOOK at the problem with my tooth.

I had to apply through my heath insurer to find a dentist that they would approve directly. The one nearest to where I work was booked through until June. The best any of them could offer was 14th June.

In the meantime I'll need to be very careful what I eat so that the remains of my molar don't fracture any further.

The credit reference check report arrived today... and it contained absolutely no useful information whatsoever. It simply listed all my personal details, and that I'd made one recent credit application. No explanation as to why all my credit applications have been rejected from day one. This report would serve no purpose to anyone, myself or an organisation alike. Sheesh! It doesn't even indicate if the problem lies in simply not earning enough leftover after my rent. I would be far from the only Sydneysider in this position, so there HAS to be another explanation.

What's the big deal about being human? No natural enemies... unless you count being preyed upon by your own species.
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[User Picture]From: alaskawolf
2008-04-04 01:42 pm (UTC)
thats unfortunately a long wait :( i hope the tooth holds up
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-04-04 11:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's what I'm worried about. Can't afford to eat anything crunchy for the next 5 weeks, and even then that's no guarantee.
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[User Picture]From: deckardcanine
2008-04-04 06:09 pm (UTC)
I guess being human is like being Mantorok: You can beat everybody -- including, to your dismay, yourself.
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[User Picture]From: sleepyjohn00
2008-04-04 09:59 pm (UTC)
owie owie owie

My wife has the most brittle teeth in the world, I know where you're at.

You may be able to get some relief if you get some of the dental wax that kids use for their new braces, and mold it around the trouble tooth.

Sorry, o foxaroo. :(
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-04-04 11:27 pm (UTC)
Yes I'd certainly like to put something on the tooth to cover it, but I expect that I'd need an appointment in order to obtain some from the dentist. Catch 22! Is there anything similar that can be obtained from a chemist?
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[User Picture]From: sleepyjohn00
2008-04-05 12:28 am (UTC)
Stephan:

Dental wax should be available over-the-counter, same as toothpaste and floss; my kids used it for the first few days after their braces went in, to cover things until their mouths got used to the new hardware. Ask the chemist.

Also, oil of cloves is a very effective temporary toothache cure, and it's probably cheaper than Anbesol and other over-the-counter pain meds.

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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-04-05 06:47 am (UTC)
Right! First thing tomorrow when the chemist opens.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-04-06 12:33 am (UTC)
Hi SleepyJohn,

No joy from the chemist I'm afraid. I asked if they had "dental wax" or anything of the kind and they said they'd never heard of it. They told me they had products to protect gums, but "nothing to protect teeth."
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[User Picture]From: sleepyjohn00
2008-04-06 04:30 pm (UTC)
That's strange.

Perhaps your long-deferred dentist can suggest something to pack around the tooth instead.

Sorry, o foxaroo keemosabee.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-04-04 11:29 pm (UTC)
I just noticed a typo in the original post. "The best any of them could offer was 14th June." That should be "The best any of them could offer was 14th May." Sorry about that; foxaroo exhausted physically, emotionally and spiritually.
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