Could YOU?

Okay, I’m an old guy and I wear dentures. Partials. The other day getting ready for bed I noticed, when taking them out, that I had lost one of the lower teeth sometime during the day. Probably happened when I was eating one of my homemade tostadas for lunch.  I figured if I could find it I’d super glue it back in place so I searched all around the desk where I eat but couldn’t find it. I guess, since it’s a fairly small tooth, that I swallowed the damned thing. If I did I’m sure I would eventually pass it but I absolutely refuse to search for it, and if I did happen to find it no matter how well sterilized I might be able to make it I don’t think could deal with ever having it in my mouth again. Could YOU?

So now I’m in the process of trying to find someone who can make the repair while using my fractured Spanish. Living abroad can be a challenge some days.

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2 responses to “Could YOU?

  1. You might give Octavio a try and ask him who can help. He speaks very good English. Tell him I sent you.

    http://www.chiriquichatter.net/blog/2005/11/29/gracias-to-all-that-recommended-dr-octavio-ortega-barraza/

    Thanks for the info, Don. I’ll give him a call and let you know what happens. Thinking about my situation I think any decent dental clinic should be able to replace the missing tooth. It simply popped out. I’ll have to be more careful about eating crispy ginger snaps and homemade tostadas in the future.

  2. Oh, dear. Something of the sort happened to a woman-friend of mine while cruising. I can’t remember the details – I only know it involved teeth, unpleasantness, superglue and eventually finding a dentist in… um…. Venezuela?

    Anyway, sympathies. An auto accident left me without a few teeth for a while, but it was bearable. In your circumstances, I’d never, ever go “searching”! 😉