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I had to attend business meeting in Down in Hampshire, (I live in the North, approximately 90 miles away) but on the previous day I had desperately tried to get an emergency appointment with my dentist that I could attend on the way home from work on that day. The dentist could not fit me in and I felt this rush of panic and anxiety about having to attend the meeting with a painful tooth.
Unfortunately - during my lunch hour at work, I had bitten on an orange pip by mistake and my filling dropped out. It was one of my front teeth and it had a gaping hole in it. Everytime I spoke I could feel cold air rush up it and it was painful. The only way it didn't hurt was to speak with my lips slightly closed on that side.
I didn't speak very much that night as I was anxious about the meeting the next day and my tooth was aching which was a constant reminder to me of how stupid I may look in the meeting. I normally straighten my hair before leaving for work but I didn't exactly feel very attractive like this and felt goofy which was odd.
I didn't bother with breakfast, for obvious reasons and sipped on a small carton of orange juice through a straw as I set off in my car. Half-an-hour into the journey - the aching in my tooth seemed more intense. I spotted a pharmacy on this parade of shops so I pulled up went inside and asked them for something that would relieve the pain. The pharmacist asked me what they were for and I told him about my missing filling .
He went behind the counter and produced this temporary filling (Safe & Sound). I was amazed as I didn't know that something like this existed. I was so releived about it that I almost forgot my tablets for my pain.
I applied the filling in the car. It was quite simple to use despite me being all sweaty and fumbly. The filling was pliable - a bit like blu-tack - hence it was not mess at all.
The filling did feel a bit strange for a while, as it was not easy to acheive a smooth finish and I didn't help by having the urge now and then to keep touching it with my tongue. But at least I felt confident about talking again and the aching subsided too.
It is only a temporary filling but I had mine in for several weeks with no signs of it dropping out.
I was so grateful for this product. I have purchased a spare one and left in the glove compartment just in case I ever have the same problem .
I highly recommend this. Probably worth packing in your suitcase as well.