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I went and had my stitches taken out and I still have a slight infection of some sort. I am suppose to finish the antibiotics that the dentist has given me and do a warm water salt rinse 3 or 4 times a day. If I still feel pain in that area after another week or so I am to contact him. I also have another appointment to get some more work done around my tooth that I had the root canal on, but that isn't until March 4th. The place I am going to has so many wonderful and nice people working there. No one has been snotty or mean to me, not once. This is the first time that I have ever experienced this kind of care from the dental profession. Usually, I get dentist and assistance her have been rude to me or treated me badly. Not this place I really love it and it makes going to the dentist so much easier. Hope everyone is doing well!


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JakeComment by Jake - February 19, 2008, 5:36 pm
Hey TSC, Thanks for the update. You've been on my mind.    Hang in there.   Jake
ThatScaryChickComment by ThatScaryChick - February 19, 2008, 5:40 pm
Your welcome Jake and thank you for the kind comment. =)
konaneComment by konane - February 19, 2008, 6:39 pm
Good luck to you while undergoing unpleasant procedures!! You'll feel ever so much better when you see how pretty your smile is.
Comment by pacattack05 - February 19, 2008, 6:53 pm
I read in abook by Mike Trudeau that no one should take antibiotics unless they are on their deathbed. the reason he gives is that most dentists give antibiotics that they have in stock, and they don't take the time to see what specific type you need. They have what they bought at the time and at the best price they could find. it sounds rational, I guess.

He wrote that book called " What doctors don't want you to know" or something to that effect. I used to own that book, but my roommate lost it.
He also says not to eat shellfish because they cannot neutralize the poisons in the oceans like fish that have scales can. Only eat fish with fins or scales.

Don't eat food that have hydrogenated oils, which wreak havoc on the body, especially the liver. Margerine and other popular foods have them.

If you want to lose weight eat a lot of hot spicy foods, which also help with circulation. Capsacin is the major ingredient in hot chili peppers. They increase metabolism, and is a natural source of blood thinners.

The list goes on. definitely a good read.

ThatScaryChickComment by ThatScaryChick - February 19, 2008, 7:05 pm
Thank you konane. =)

pacattack05, I did have some hesitations about taking antibiotics, but I have an infection of some kind in my jaw and hopefully these will help clear it up. The dentist where I go to actually doesn't keep the antibiotics or the pain pills on site. You have to get a prescription and pick them up at Walgreens or somewhere. However, some of the info sounds interesting so I may end of checking out that book. Thanks.
justxploringComment by justxploring - February 19, 2008, 7:07 pm
Pac, I have never had a dentist in my life "give" me an antibiotic. They write prescriptions and you go to the pharmacy. I don't know what you are talking about.

Hillary Clinton said on 60 Minutes she eats lots of hot peppers.

Comment by pacattack05 - February 19, 2008, 7:11 pm
Justx....Read the book. I didn't write it.
Just because the dentist dosen't give you the antibiotic him or herself dosen't mean he or she dosen't give you a generic type....sorry...I should've been more precise. The one he or she refers or prescribes you is what I should've said......is that better?...lol
justxploringComment by justxploring - February 19, 2008, 7:20 pm
Yes. That's what happened to me. A physician will read your history more often then a dentist. Still, a lot of medical professionals do the same ol, same ol so I know what you mean.

Scary, so happy that you found a nice office and someone who cares about you. That's so important. Once I had a problem with a root canal in Massachusetts. The endodontist showed up in a tuxedo. He was on his way to a Bar Mitzvah!   The dentist in FL is just the opposite. I could be dying and he'd never get off his boat.
Comment by pacattack05 - February 19, 2008, 7:43 pm
I did find one on college parkway. His practice is called..."Gentle Dental"..look it up. I used him because I didn't want the type of Novacaine everyone else used, which speeded up my heart rate. His promis was true and it didn't. I'll always go back to him.

Jewish dentists always bite off more than they can chew. Wahtever floats his boat I guess....lol
ThatScaryChickComment by ThatScaryChick - February 19, 2008, 7:55 pm
Thanks for the comments justxploring and pacattack. =)
justxploringComment by justxploring - February 20, 2008, 5:03 am
Pac, I don't understand your comment about Jewish dentists! I was saying how sweet it was for him to come in on the way to a Bar Mitzvah just because I was in pain. Wow! You have a bad attitude.
Comment by pacattack05 - February 20, 2008, 9:41 am
Justx...I was trying to be funny. It wasn't geared to a JEWISH dentist. The joke could've been applied to any dentist. I just used him in the joke because he was the center of attention at the time. I wasn't being racist.
He left a boat to help you, that's also another joke I was making. "Whatever floats his boat"...get it?

Infact, I made a joke about dentists a few months ago when a friend told me that a dentist missed his reservation for a taxi ride to the airport, and I came back with the line....I know, trying to get a dentist to keep his reservation is like pulling teeth. And my friend laughed.

Comment by pacattack05 - February 20, 2008, 9:44 am
WOW, we really need an editor for the blog replies...lol
I meant anti-semitic, not racist.
time*treatComment by time*treat - February 20, 2008, 6:07 pm
One reason dentists give you the antibiotics is because you have germs in your mouth that create plaque. When they do cleanings and *especially* when they do oral surgery, there is the chance for these germs to get into your blood stream (as each tooth has its own tiny artery and vein). This is the same plaque that can build up in a major blood vessel and lead to a heart attack. The idea behind the antibiotics is to kill those germs if they happen to get where they don't belong.
ThatScaryChickComment by ThatScaryChick - February 20, 2008, 7:04 pm
Thank you time*treat. Is there a risk of that happening a week later or is that a risk that tends to happen the first few days of healing?

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