Yesterday I was sitting on couch
eating a bowl of gumbo,
suddenly I feel this crunchy,
gritty sensation in my mouth.
Upon further examination,
it appears that the filling in my
back molar has come out.
Of course it would happen now,
when I have no money and no insurance!
So, I do what any prudent nurse does,
hop on the internet and see what one
does to treat this problem.
Here's what I found:
Rinse twice a day with a chlorxehexidine based mouth wash,
brush gently, avoid chewing on that side
and get this stuff.
OTC temporary filling!
I went out this morning
and picked it up at my local
The stuff looks like white putty in a teeny tiny jar.
Scoop some out, roll into a ball
and cram it into the offending hole in tooth.
Avoid eating for 1 hour to let it cure,
and I now have a filling that feels as secure as
the original one.
Best $4.00 I spent all week.