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Tooth Update

My husband and I went to the oral surgeon’s office this morning.  This is the one that told me they had no air fresheners and the staff did not wear perfumes or colognes.  I was a little apprehensive and I purposely had not shared my list of sensitivities with them ahead of time preferring to discuss them with the doctor before they had a chance to say no without seeing me.

We arrived at our designated time.  I did not detect anything noticeable while I sat in the waiting room.  Within a few minutes I was taken to a room and again I didn’t notice anything horrible.  The dentist came in (boy was he young) and discussed why I was there and did an x-ray.  He didn’t seem put off by my long list of allergies and sensitivities.  He came back and said he could extract my tooth today.  I told I thought I was there for a consultation and was told that they had actually scheduled me for the procedure.  He went to look to see if they had any epinephrine-free carbocaine.  They had it – so I could have it done then or I could reschedule it and go home and come back.  I knew how difficult it would be for me to make that next appointment.

So, I just went for it.  They allowed my husband to stay in the room.  I loaded my syringes with histamine (which thankfully I didn’t have to use) and we got started.  The tooth wasn’t going to willingly come out so the dentist had to cut it in pieces to remove it.  There was no pain really.  The worst was the horrible pressure.  When it got bad I thought back to my energy balancing days.  I put myself in a state where my breathing was so slow I wasn’t sure I was breathing and took my mind away from the pressure.  All of a sudden it was done and he was putting sutures in.   The dentist was afraid of the dissolvable sutures because I might react to what was in them and opted to use silk so I will be making a trip back next week to have them removed.

All in all, my jaw is sore from having my mouth open and I am bleeding a little more than most because of the lack of epinephrine in the carbocaine.  I am icing my face and taking it easy.  As long as it heals well and no infection sets in I will be fine in a few days.

I am just glad this hurdle is over and I didn’t have any horrible reactions in the process of getting the tooth removed.

P.S.  The dentist said he has seen a few others with a laundry list of allergies like mine but never with histamine instead of epinephrine.

 

Here we go again!

Well I am back to square one with my tooth. The oral surgeon that I had an appointment with later this month has decided after reviewing my history, allergies, and sensitivities that I would be better off somewhere else. I am now being referred to an oral surgeon’s office an hour from me in the other direction from the first one who refused me. It is a satellite office of the University of California San Francisco. He thinks it is a better setting for me and they will be more equipped to work with me.    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  They won’t do anything any different.  He is just covering his behind.   The office person said I can understand your frustration.  I told her she had no idea my frustration and I hung up.  Tomorrow I will call the other office and see what is going on.

What infuriates me even more is that I moved my LDA treatment back a month to get this tooth done.  I may or may not be able to get my old appointment time back.  If not, then I have to keep my August appointment because I cannot go longer than six months without my treatment.  This means that I won’t be able to get my tooth pulled until at least late September.  Keep a good thought for me as I try to sort this all out.

Now what do I do?

I recently posted on my gut instinct versus the lesser of two evils.  I had decided that while my intuition had told me that I shouldn’t go to a specific oral surgeon’s office, I had decided that it was better than what happened at another’s office.

This afternoon I phoned my biological dentist’s office to ask them about something and while I was on the phone asked if they had sent the referral because  I had not heard from anyone yet.  I was told that they didn’t think this oral surgeon wanted to work with me because of it not being safe for me.

I just got off the phone with his office assistant.  He didn’t think he could work with me because of the fragrant cleaners and the fact that he wears cologne.  I asked couldn’t he just not wear it one day????  Couldn’t I come in and be the first patient on a Monday so the cleaning chemicals could have dissipated some?  Was there anything I could do to convince him?  After all my options were becoming limited.

The office assistant agreed to talk with him some more but didn’t expect his response to change.  I am so angry that I am seeing RED!  Is it really too much to ask that he not wear cologne one stinking (and I do mean stinking) day?  Stay tuned.

ON MY SOAP BOX!!!!!!

Okay, I am stepping up on my “soap box”.  Everyone, beware!!

I have talked about the problem I have with a tooth and the decision I have had to make regarding pull it out or suffer through a crown lengthening procedure and having a crown fitted again.  Recently I made the decision that I would just pull the tooth and get a bridge.

Last month I phoned the office of my biological dentist and spoke with his assistant.  I asked her for the name of the oral surgeon he was wanting me to see and a phone number.  Last week I got brave enough to make the call to his office (which is nearly an hour from my home).  I asked if they had experienced any water leaks (mold) or if they used any fragrances in the office.  She replied we burned candles but we haven’t burned them in about three months.  REALLY?  Like not burning the candles for three months is going to suddenly remove the chemicals from the carpet, the walls, the furniture.  I thought maybe I would just drive there and check out the office.  Night before last when I couldn’t sleep I began using my intuition and asking my self if this was a wise decision.   I got the horrible electrical sensation I get in my head when I am deciding if an action is a good one.  This electrical sensation means no.  I know this may seem strange to many of you but I learned how to listen to my body several years ago as part of my energy balancing treatments. If a decision is good, my body remains calm.  I have also learned that my intuition (gut feeling, sixth sense whatever you may call it) does not lie.  NEVER!

Yesterday I phoned my biological dentist’s office and said that I would not be seeing the oral surgeon recommended because of the candles and that my intuition told me it wasn’t a safe place for me.  I was told by his wife that she wouldn’t use anyone else.  They are supposed to call me back with other ideas.

Meanwhile this morning I phoned my regular dentist where I get my cleanings done and asked for a name.  I phoned this oral surgeon’s office this morning as well and was told they use “air fresheners”.  I decided since I had to be across town to check another office I would pop in.  It was horrible.  I asked to be taken into an exam room to see what it was like.  I didn’t feel well in there and once I removed my mask the hoarseness, the tightness in my throat, and the brain fog came on me.  I asked them why they used the air fresheners.  The response is that they deal with often very disgusting smells coming from decaying teeth and they use the air fresheners and additional spray air fresheners to cover the smell and so it won’t smell like “a dentist’s office”. They offered to try to make some arrangements prior to me coming but let’s face it there isn’t anyway they can make it safe enough for me.  I can’t even imagine sitting in there for 30 minutes without my mask to have my tooth pulled.  By the time I got back to my car I needed a histamine shot.  I haven’t used one in a very long time.

 

I had a similar experience when visiting a dermatologists’ office about a year ago.  They finally helped me to the surgical area where there weren’t any air fresheners.

OKAY-Here I go!  Why in the world do doctors, dentists, or any medical professionals put so many chemicals in their offices when they are dealing with sick people?  I am curious what percentage of medical offices use candles or plug-ins etc.  For that reason, I am going to start making phone calls and ask this question to many offices in my town.  I will be reporting back on my findings and will be writing a letter to the editor.  I am sure writing this letter to the editor won’t solve my problems but it will make me feel better having made myself heard.  When I get this done, I will be posting the draft letter for your review.  I am sorry to ramble on (part of it is anger and most of it is my body dealing with all the chemicals and the reaction).  I really needed to vent somewhere that I knew I would be understood.  It is a good thing this is not an emergency to have the tooth pulled but I can’t wait indefinitely.