Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Toothache has fallen the Big Guy!
Today I had the privilege of going to the Dentist and having an extraction. OUCH! I had lots of nice advice before I went and I thought I should pass it on in case you have a thought that you want to do something other than go to the dentist. I have not heard of a lot of these and I kinda wonder who thinks them up. Maybe it is a bunch of old wives visiting over the backyard fence. Most of this and the picture are stolen from the hyperlink above and I thank them for the advice: Acupressure Press gently but firmly on the sides of either index finger opposite the base of the fingernail; Cloves Place two drops of clove essential oil on a sterile cotton ball and place the cotton ball against the aching tooth between the tooth and the cheek until the pain subsides; Salt Combine two tablespoons of salt with one cup of boiling water; take a mouthful of water as hot as possible and slosh it around your mouth near the tooth; repeat as necessary; Tea Suck on a teabag. Place it as close to the aching tooth as possible.
More Remedies I thought you might enjoy perusing: Ginger Root Buy some Ginger Root at your grocery store. Cut off a piece of it and remove the skin. Put the piece in your mouth right on the painful tooth & bite down on it. The pain will go away immediately!! You may have to replace the Ginger in your mouth periodically with a fresh piece -- but just keep the rest of the root you purchased in a container in your fridge, and you will always have it when you need it; Oil of oregano apply directly to tooth or gum, tastes bad and burns a little but has natural anti-biotic properties.
Remember, I do not indorse any of these remedies but have included them for their humor. I never had a clue that our spice rack had so much potential besides making tasty dishes possible. The only remedy I recommend is go to your dentist! I have managed to overcome the ordeal I have been through today and I am sitting up and taking nourishment again, thank you.
ps My wife will probably tell you I whinned a lot today but don't listen to her.