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Dental in Boot Camp - Chipped Tooth
Last Post 07 Oct 2016 10:19 AM by mbs555. 2 Replies.
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07 Oct 2016 09:22 AM
    My daughter just called us to say that she got reverted from week 4 back to week 3.  She also said that in addition she chipped her front tooth "right down to the root" making her rack and that she was seeing the dentist the following day.  We haven't heard a word in 5 days so are wee to assume that the dentists at Cape May can fix a tooth chipped that badly?  SHe is 23 years old and I hate to think of her going through this with a chipped tooth and no one to talk to about her cosmetic options long term etc.. Any knowledge on this?
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    07 Oct 2016 10:11 AM
    The Coast Guard will take care of any medical problems your adult child has. Cape May is a huge base and certainly has a dentist, or multiple dentists that can take care of any of your daughter's dental needs. I am stationed at a very small air station and we have a dentist that has taken care of similar issues.
    When your daughter makes it through boot camp, she will be on her own with the Coast Guard and they will take care of her. For a chipped tooth, there aren't tons of long term cosmetic options. They are going to fix the tooth the way it needs to be fixed. If it can't be fixed, they are just going to pull it and leave her with a hole in her mouth.......Just kidding. The Coast Guard will fix it exactly how it needs to be so she will be pain free and can function properly. If it needs to be fixed again later, they will fix it again later. Your daughter is in good hands.
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    07 Oct 2016 10:19 AM
    Thanks for that answer. Although the "pull it and leave her with a big hole in her mouth" did cause me to pass out, hit my face on the counter and chip my front tooth. Just kidding. I will try not to worry about her - I guess no news is good news - at least she is still there, even if she did say she was way behind, doing everything wrong including walking, and didn't think she would ever see graduation. She didn't say that on the phone though, just her new company address and grad date. She is a tough nut, and we are keeping our fingers crossed. Thanks for your help.
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