Healing Tools……………….2

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A couple of weeks ago I found myself with this incredible toothache on my next to last molar.  I bit down on something (can not remember what I was eating) but this amazing pain just shot through my mouth.  Great I thought, I hate the dentist.  As a matter of fact I hate going to any doctor.  I have to be in intolerable pain or practically dying before I will go to the doctors.

I thought I would not be able to avoid the dentist at this point.  Granted I used a groupon to get my teeth whitened about a year ago.  I will go to doctors for cosmetic work–but that is different-go figure.  And I used a groupon to get an initial exam, x-rays and cleaning but when the dentist assistant comes out to tell me they recommend $5000.00 worth of work–I am thinking, “No, thank you.”  Seriously if I had an extra $5000.00 laying around I could go to work.  I most certainly would not get what I think is extraneous dental work.

So, explain to me how a crown works?  You file down what is there of my tooth, to put a fake tooth cover over it–hmnn and this is supposed to help how?   OH and a deep cleaning is $600.00, seriously.  Hey I know most of the dentist in Los Angeles need to pay off their USC dental school bill but not on my wallet.

When you don’t have health or dental insurance and all costs are out of pocket you think twice about what a dentist or doctor recommends.

Like, I said no thank you.  As long as I can eat and I have no pain I am fine.

Well now there is a pain.  Now what do I do?  Well, I look up USC dental school and check their rates.  If this is a root canal job it will cost about $400.00.  Great I have two puppies on the way, business has been slow I do not need $400.00 to just fly out of my bank account.

And my mother is out-of-town so I can’t do anything till she gets back so she can drive me in the event I need to be put under.  So in the meantime I start looking into dental plans and how to manage the pain until I can make an appointment.

I go to Target and buy some Orajel for baby teething pain. It’s a little gel that numbs the gums.  It tastes kind of funny but it does work to ease the pain and the throbbing.  I also take Tylenol and napoxim sodium as well.  Between the jel and the pills I manage the pain.

 

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The other thing I am doing is only eating on the left side of my mouth.  Did you know that the natural thing to do when chewing is to alternate between one side of the mouth and the other?  I did not know that.  As a matter of fact I never really gave it much thought to how I ate only how much I ate. So, yes it does take concentrated effort to only eat on one side of the mouth.  Try it the next time you have a meal and only chew on one side.  Interesting isn’t it.

I also started using an antiseptic mouthwash as well.  And my friend Mayr had recommended Neems Mouthwash.

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So I go to Whole Foods Market to get the mouth wash and to see if they have any kind of homeopathic remedy for toothaches.

Yes, they have the mouth wash and I also get a liquid clove herbal extract.  You are supposed to put 15-20 drops in a liter of water, really that much water.  Well I take a shoot glass of water and use about 5 drops of water.

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There other thing I did was to start using a soft-head tooth brush so that I could massage the gums around the painful tooth.  It has been about two weeks since I have been using the regime of mouth wash morning and evening and the clove extract in the mornings.  The other thing I have been doing is Dr. Joe’s Dispenza’s guided meditation.   And guess what I have no more pain.

So today I bought the Neems toothpaste and will be adding that to my work out along with starting a guided meditation series on total health from Dr. Depok Chopra and Oprah, 21 day Meditation Challenge: Total Health.

http://www.chopracentermeditation.com/Bestsellers/LoginPage.aspx?BookId=178

I believe the mind and spirit can heal the physical body.  The other thing I have done is to stop taking my thyroid medication and I am using a Thyroid Support Supplement to get my thyroid back in balance.  I am still alive so I am guessing that so far that is ok but I look forward to working with the meditation series to work on the thyroid as well.

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12 Responses to “Healing Tools……………….2”

  1. jmgoyder Says:

    You are so funny – get that tooth pulled out!

    • Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

      Only if the pain comes back…so far no drugs and no pain….

  2. ramblingsfromamum Says:

    My dentist is my home away from home 😦 I have hmm probably 8 – 10 crowns in my mouth at $1,000 a pop – I have an expensive gob! I have health insurance though so for each $1000 it costs me about half..roughly. I was going to suggest cloves, I also suggest rinsing with salt in water – eww but a good sanitiser for germs.Yes the crown theory – well if there is a bad tooth or very little of the tooth, they first clean and fix up the area in question then a ‘false or temporary crown ‘ which of course is usually x rays, followed by the impressions where they stick the ghastly smelling choking paste into a mould and whack it in your mouth. Through this you have to breathe…sad but true. Then when your gums have settled the fixed crown is inserted and waa laa a new tooth! I know they are an expensive business but I would so rather crowns and the expensive than having dentures! 🙂 xxxx Good luck with the mind healing sweetheart – honestly the remedies you describe will I think be only masking or bring you temporary relief, sooner or later you will have to ‘bite the bullet’ excuse the pun 😦

    • Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

      If the pain comes back I will go to the dentist…but I just avoid the dentist like the plague……and most doctors as well……

  3. ramblingsfromamum Says:

    Or as JM suggested get it pulled – the only issue there is you need your molars to chew on (oh and yes I know how difficult it is to eat on the other side of your mouth) like using your left hand to write if your right handed 🙂

  4. terry1954 Says:

    I hate tooth pain but I hate how the dentist try to help you go bankrupt worse!!!!! Thanks for all the good tips!

    • Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

      So far doing good. I do not have any more pain and I am not taking any pain pills. Clove apparently is a natural antiseptic, so I think if I was starting to get some kind of infection the clove helped for it to go away……only time will tell. In the meantime I will continue to use that mouthwash and toothpaste to prevent any future problems and probably cut back on chocolate as well. 🙂

      ivonne

      • terry1954 Says:

        I don’t blame you for continuing but cutting back on chocolate????? that is another story now!!!

        • Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

          LOL…you are so right on Terry—I may have to rethink the cutting back on chocolate….

  5. ramblingsfromamum Says:

    YES PLEASE go back if it continues, especially if an infection starts in in your gum line – you DO NOT want the pain of an abscess – they are excruciating! xx

  6. Kitt Crescendo Says:

    I’d never heard of Neems. I’m going to file that info in the back of my mind for possible future usage. 😉

    • Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

      My friend Mayr turned me on to it. I bought it at whole foods market but I think you can buy online as well.


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