Dental Check In Basic?

#1
I was just wondering how tip top your teeth have to be to pass the dental check in phase one, i have a hole in one of my back teeth that i never got filled, basically it healed so i have no trouble with it but im worried that ill be told to go away and have it sorted, or will it be fine seeing as i have no problems and can eat with it fine?
 
#3
Just leave it and let the Army dentist practice giving you fillings. I got about five. I probably saved a fortune, but I now look like Jaws from the James Bond films.
 
#4
basically im not a fan of people sticking drills in my mouth hence leaving it for so long already, i think ill have to get it sorted beforehand. the sound of " the butchers " just doesnt inspire a visit to a army dentist!
 
#5
Talking about dentists i've just got a letter from Lichfield saying i'm being deffered and its all because my dentist went and messed up taking my wisdom tooth out. I'm sooo anoyed with my dentist and i wish the boody hospital would hurry up and give me a date for my op to have the rest of it removed. So i'm gonna give the hospital a ring i think and see how much longer i'm gonna have to wait. Its soo frustrating.
 
#6
They havn't actually told me how long i'm being defered for. I'm guessing i have to ring my carres office to find that out or is it because i'm waiting for surgery?
 
#7
I'd wait untill i got to basic, by the time they check your nashers you'll be a few weeks into training.

(was it not phase 2 that you got your dental checks?)

I've saved a fortune in dentist bills, and if you're lucky enough to be posted to JHQ, make sure you get the female Sqn ldr as a dentist....fit as!
 
#8
Was told at selection yesterday that you have a dental check in the first week of basic, and if you need ANY work doing then you'll be deferred until it has been done. I'm gonna phone around the local dentists later and try and get a check up as soon as possible, I haven't had a dentist for a few years now and the last thing I want is to be deferred because of my fackin' teeth of all things!
 
#9
hendo24 said:
i have a hole in one of my back teeth that i never got filled, basically it healed so i have no trouble with it
Teeth dont "heal" if the hole appears to have vanished, its probably just bunged up with rotting food which will lead to an abcess and root canal work.
Don't muck about where your teeth are concerned, man up and get them sorted pronto.
 
#10
I second what Sandman said

Besides they don't call army dentists butchers for nothing, and the ones on training camps are usually there to keep them away from more expensive pilots etc etc
 
#11
I know this a old post but I start training in two days and I was just wondering if you could help me I half a chipped back tooth I did have dentice today but they had a power cut. Will this cause me proberlems with my phase one medical or will they sort it ?
 
#12
basically im not a fan of people sticking drills in my mouth hence leaving it for so long already, i think ill have to get it sorted beforehand. the sound of " the butchers " just doesnt inspire a visit to a army dentist!
Navy dentists aren't much better, mate.
 
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#14
Dentists are dentists. They are there to look after your health. As a dental nurse of many years' standing, I have to say it pisses me off when dentists are regarded negatively. Man up and get your teeth fixed!
 
#15
Dentists are dentists. They are there to look after your health. As a dental nurse of many years' standing, I have to say it pisses me off when dentists are regarded negatively. Man up and get your teeth fixed!
No, no, Lumps. He wants a different answer and he wants it NOW!!!!
 
#16
I was just asking it's a minor chip at on the back tooth I was suppose to be having it done today but my dentice had a power cut. So I was just asking if the army will fix it or not no one is talking negitivly
 
#17
I was never scared of dentists until I got posted to Churchill Barracks, and was at the tender mercies of the Butcher of Lippstadt. There was no need for anasthetic cos he had the DTs in the morning, and straight after lunch, he had a few whiskies in the Officers Mess, and breathed fumes over you. He drilled one of my mates in the eyebrow, as he watched a portable TV while operating. Another one got the anasthetic in the wrong side of his mouth, so the Butcher had to do the right side as well. This left my mate unable to speak for the rest of the day. Quite funny, actually as he was a real gobshite.

If I were to tell these stories in a waiting room full of mothers with anxious kids, I'd be fighting for my life to get out.
 
#18
I was never scared of dentists until I got posted to Churchill Barracks, and was at the tender mercies of the Butcher of Lippstadt. There was no need for anasthetic cos he had the DTs in the morning, and straight after lunch, he had a few whiskies in the Officers Mess, and breathed fumes over you. He drilled one of my mates in the eyebrow, as he watched a portable TV while operating. Another one got the anasthetic in the wrong side of his mouth, so the Butcher had to do the right side as well. This left my mate unable to speak for the rest of the day. Quite funny, actually as he was a real gobshite.

If I were to tell these stories in a waiting room full of mothers with anxious kids, I'd be fighting for my life to get out.
This may also not be the correct answer.
 
#20
No worries. Here is a senior member of the prestigious Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. Never brushes his teeth yet still manages to parade in front of Her Majesty.

 
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