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RutgersMan June 20th, 2010 07:47 PM

Dentist/Doctor on Board
 
Looking forward to the Explorer in July. My daughter is "graduating" from spacers to her braces the week before. Should we postpone until after the cruise or are we OK if something were to happen on the ship. Thanks

Fern June 20th, 2010 08:03 PM

JMHO, but I wouldn't do anything major just before any kind of vacation, including a cruise.

Mike M June 20th, 2010 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by RutgersMan (Post 1298759)
Looking forward to the Explorer in July. My daughter is "graduating" from spacers to her braces the week before. Should we postpone until after the cruise or are we OK if something were to happen on the ship. Thanks

I agree with Fern. Hold off any major medical or dental work until you return home. While there is a doctor onboard the quality and knowlege varies from ship to ship.

There is not a dentist on staff.

Take care,
Mike

felix_the_cat June 20th, 2010 08:58 PM

There is no dentist on board. The best they can do is give you a pain killer for a toothache and recommend a dentist in the next port if they know one.

When we were in Tahiti DH had a toothache. He was able to get antiboitics and pain killer. Dr onboard offered to send him to the dentist on land that they send crew to if necessary. He gratefully declined.

Dave Beers June 20th, 2010 09:24 PM

I'd ask the dentist if she can hold off another week before getting the braces. Our son recently got his braces removed. I remember when he first had them installed we had broken wires a couple times in the first two or three weeks. That can be a problem if you are on a cruise. The wax they give you isn't always a solution to blunting a sharp instrument in your mouth, and I'd sure not want to have to find an available pediatric orthodontist in Bermuda or the Caribbean. It is a specialty after all and not something any dentist can handle.

addicted2 June 21st, 2010 03:00 PM

As a former brace wearer, I personally think she will be fine. Her teeth will be sore for a couple days after having the braces put on, But by a week afterwards she should be fine. I would ask your dentist what he/she recommends doing and go with that advice. You may want to wait until after anyway so she can enjoy all the food onboard, there is some things that shouldn't be eaten with braces on. Happy cruising.

RutgersMan June 21st, 2010 04:25 PM

Thanks to all. Actually it will be about 10 days after. Dentist tends to think she will be fine.

nigaas September 14th, 2010 07:26 AM

Dentist/Doctor on Board
 
Hello,

You have share good info about Dentist/Doctor and i think also that RutgersMan
have said right about it

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