I’m having severe pain after a tooth extraction. After doing some research I think it’s dry socket. My lower jaw is throbbing so much I just want to chop it off. I called my dentist and he offered to call me in a prescription; a narcotic of course. I don’t want that. I prefer to keep my body away from things that can harm it. Would a holistic dentist help me?
I agree with you on not using harmful substances. I am also a believer in finding the cause behind the pain and not just masking the pain. The reason for that is sometimes masking pain can cause more problems. I don’t mean you just have to stay in pain, but I would like to make sure there’s nothing else going on that would require treatment.
Normally, I’d tell you to go back to your dentist and have them examine the area and find the root cause. However, you already tried that. He didn’t seem that interested in investigating. That bothers me. So, here’s what I’m going to recommend.
You don’t want a narcotic. That’s okay. You could try an over-the-counter pain reliever. If you already have and it didn’t help or if you don’t feel comfortable with those either, I’ll suggest treating it with clove oil. It’s been in use as a pain reliever since the first century. Not only can it provide numbing but it can also kill germs. This will be a good temporary stop measure until you can get in to see a holistic dentist.
Benefits of Holistic Dentistry
It sounds to me like you and your dentist are not on the same page in your philosophy of medical care. You may need to find a dentist who believes in your natural medicine. A holistic dentist will do that. They won’t give you any treatment that will introduce something unhealthy into your body.
Additionally, if you wanted to remove your amalgam fillings, you wouldn’t have to worry about inhaling any mercury material or mercury vapors. Holistic dentists only do sanitary amalgam removal, protecting their patients from any harmful substances.
They’re also more willing to care about your concerns about painkillers, where your current dentist is likely to just blow you off.
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