“Superglue Substitute?”

Posted by drgracesun on May 9, 2009 under Healthy Smile, Information | 5 Comments to Read

It’s no surprise that people are hurting financially, given the sheer amount of job losses in America. The stress many of us are under becomes evident even in our oral health! When people become overly stressed, they tend to lapse into bad eating and drinking habits, may start smoking, and often do not take proper care of their oral environment (brushing and flossing twice daily, and after meals). This does not mean, however, that visits to the dentist for serious tooth-related problems should be avoided!

The economy has driven some people to extreme measures regarding dental work, even inducing people to use superglue to fix broken teeth instead of visiting the dentist. Not only is this practice ineffective in properly restoring damaged teeth, the chemical compounds found in adhesives like superglue – which are not designed or manufactured for use or placement within the body – can be dangerous and cause adverse health problems depending on the type of glue. The mouth is a core View definition in a new window functioner within the human body, and many problems that originate in the mouth are systemic and eventually affect other aspects of your health. The same is true when it comes to abusing or not properly caring for your mouth.

Applying toxic substances like superglue to the inside of the mouth could have long-lasting systemic side effects far graver than the price of visiting your dental professional and receiving the proper dental care your mouth needs. Of course, prevention is always the best medicine for dental problems, but if they do arise, be sure to at least make a call to your dental professional and speak with someone. The problem could be more serious than you think, and fixing something early on is a healthier, less expensive treatment path than waiting until it is a bigger problem!

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  • Jeannie said,

    Just a question for anyone who can answer: I have used super glue in my mouth for a broken tooth for over a year, & I’ve developed a lump in the roof and in the inner lip of my mouth, next to where the glue is. Is this caused by the glue? What are the serious effects of doing this?

  • drgracesun said,

    It should be checked by a dentist, the lump is most likely is a sign of infection (which could be a dental abscess) from the broken tooth.

  • nancy aitken said,

    i have a question. does anyone here realise that super glue was originally developed as an adhesive to be used in resectioning certain human organs during the vietnam war?i have seen many shows about this and all have stated that super glue in the human body has never been shown to have an adverse effect.

  • Jade said,

    I have used super glue for the past 7 years to repair a tooth about every 4 months that the dentist did repair and it didnt stay…. I detach the crown and plug the whole where the post the dentist did. it works

  • jes said,

    Actually, I just read a study about ER doctors using super glue as a temporary fix for patients that come in with pain due to a cavity, etc. Of course they used the glue that is made for closing wounds, but because regular super glue dries so quickly it shouldn’t be a problem to use. Of course you could get an abcess, but that would be probably be more from just having an open tooth for so long, not the super glue. The study concluded that it did substantially help with tooth pain by sealing the cavity. This study was meant to be a temporary solution until the patient can get to a dentist.

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