My Marine Bro, bout 6 foot 5 at the V.A. dentist.. Needs a tooth pulled.. Little mix up, thought they gave him pain killer.. He don't know what the hell is going on. Dentist comes in, starts yanking..
He came out of that chair, took 10 guys to get his hands off the poor Doctors throat..
Pulling a bad tooth without something to deaden it is doable, they did it before novacaine, but what worries me more is if we get a tooth impacted and theres no antibiotic availible. Folks have died from this. If you pull a tooth that is infected the infection may get into your bloodstream, and your screwed. If you leave it alone the infection will spread, eating away at your jawbone, and eventually spreading to the bloodsteam, screwed this way too. Ramses the great was killed by a friggen bad tooth. When they x-rayed his mummy they found a large void in his jawbone where the infection had done its work. So some home made antibiotics should be high on the list.
Back in the day when I had dental insurance, when I called my Dentist and said I had a toothache, he prescribed antibiotics and a couple days worth of pain pills over the phone and setup an appointment a week later. Knocked the infection down, got rid of the pain, and then he would fill or yank the tooth at the appointment. Lately, the dentists I have seen want to do everything in one visit with no antibiotics at all! Also, my original Dentist always described my aching teeth as being "abscessed" and the cause was the cavity that had allowed the bacteria into the tooth interior. Lately, the Doc described a tooth in the X-Ray as having an "abscess" and the only choices were root canal or removal! How about we try some keflex and amalgam first, Doc?
Yeah I've used the alcohol on a cotton ball trick before. My mother used to do that to/for me when I was a kid. It definitely works.
Originally Posted by dcholl