Try a new tack

I RECENTLY saw a patient distressed by the sharp edge of a chipped molar painfully scraping the edge of her tongue.

I am sorry to say I sent her away without relief, pending her dental appointment. If only I had known the neat trick of Dr Dai Tran from Parramatta, NSW, I would have suggested she mould some Blu Tack over her tooth as a temporary ‘filling’.

Common sense applies regarding patient age and safety, but Blu Tack is non-toxic if accidentally swallowed.