Ditch Dentistry is an interesting topic. Even though it is old school, it is something that you might think about looking into if you choose to live out in the middle of no where. Well, more likely if the world collapses and you aren't married to a dentist. I am bringing this subject up as a reminder to myself, not just fodder for a blog. I was drunk from 1030 am to 5 pm yesterday. Wait! Please allow me to explain.
Sundays in Kansas there are liqueur stores open, but no dentists. I woke up around 500 am, little earlier then usual, with a dull ache in my ear. I have a broken wisdom tooth that I tend to forget about when it doesn't hurt. I did a few indoor morning chores and took some pain meds. The pain increased, and the over the counter meds couldn't touch it. I hoped into a shower and howled as the pain moved into my eye and lower jaw. I couldn't stand it any more, and went crying to my husband. Soon I flopped myself down on my bed and begged for some whiskey. My husband pulled a selfish act and wouldn't allow me to have a shot of his whisky, instead he gave me my bottle of Most Wanted, a locally made vodka that is wonderful. I took three shots, ok gulps straight out of the bottle, and waited until the warm sensation moved through my jaw. Then went to sleep. I would wake up, hurting, more vodka to remedy that. I drank half the bottle before the pain had subsided to a level that the over the counter meds could touch. Needless to say, not much was done on the homestead yesterday.
Now I am not saying that getting drunk will fix your teeth, nor am I saying don't go to a dentist, but looking into ditch dentistry, might be something to look into, just in case.
Of course this post will not get me in good with all the naysayers out there. Oh you know who you are. The ones that think my way of life is ridiculous. But, unless I wanted to spend a bunch of money that I don't have by sitting around an emergency room for 12 hours, just to get a shot of something that would have done the same thing as the vodka, well, I'll stick with the vodka and go see a dentist when they are open.