January 17, 2011 9:30 AM Subscribe
I have a dental issue (broken crown) but I'm not in my home country and won't be back for a week. I'm not in pain and I can probably live with it for now. Would waiting a week to see a dentist be detrimental?
posted by cabingirl to health & fitness (12 answers total)
A lower premolar just broke off at the gumline. I had a crown on that tooth and recently (within the last year) had to have a root canal on it as well. I did save the crown, for what that's worth.
If I were at home in the US I'd be in to see my dentist in the next day or two. But I'm in Germany for a week on a business trip. I don't really have any free time until Thursday. I'm not sure if I should try and find a dentist locally or if could wait until Monday when I am back in the States.
I am hesistant to go to the dentist here for a few reasons. First, I would have to tell someone at the office that I need a dentist, and that is embarrassing to contemplate. Also, how likely would I be to find an English-speaking dentist in Dusseldorf? Lastly, I am not sure what they could even do for me - If they only tell me that it needs to be pulled, it's not like I would do that here. I would wait until I got home.
What am I not considering? What would you do? If you're a dentist, what are the chances that a week would make a difference? YANMD, obviously.
Please forgive the rambling but I am panicking a bit here.