Wisdom teeth
#21
Dentists are like used car salesmen. 
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#22
Milkman, the best way to find a dentist is to get a recommendation from somebody who is pleased with their own.  Ask around and go for a check up, don't wait.  If you are low on funds, get to a dental school and have them do a checkup and cleaning - it will be super cheap.  Also, the Xrays now are so much better.  And yes, you need them. 

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#23
Anthem Wrote:Dentists are like used car salesmen. 

I started going to my wife's dentist right after we got married and switched around insurance.  She said that she really liked this guy because she often needed dental work done and he was always so good about it.  It didn't bother me because I really didn't ever need any work except for the periodic cleaning.

And wouldn't you know it?  When I started going to this new guy, I was CAVITY CITY, three cleanings a year and at least one filling every time.  And not the cheap fillings, either.  He'd only do the fancy fillings that cost a lot more than the insurance covered.

Then he bought a lake house and retired at 50 years old.

Shiester.
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#24
Catholicmilkman Wrote:I never had mine pulled and I don't have any money whatsoever to do so anyway nor would I even if I did. But what do you think about having them pulled? Does anyone have any articles or evidence against it from either natural and/or modern medicine?


I refused to have mine taken out, I've got plenty of room for them to grow in first off and second, they looked at my x-rays and said to take them out, they'd have to break my jaw and then wire it shut.  needless to say I've got them still safely in my head and an unbroken jaw.
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#25
In 5 days I am getting all 4 of mine taken out. Apparently, the dentist is a specialist surgeon in this and will have me on my feet in one hour. It will cost about 350 per tooth, which, quite frankly, I don't find all that bad, though I am not rich.

In Spain, I once saw some early Renaissance paintings depicting late medieval and early Ren. "dentistry." There was a fellow in a chair with his mouth wide open, and then another fellow, the "dentist" with a hammer going at the seated patient. There are millions of things I hate about modernity, but dentistry aint one of them!
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#26
Catholicmilkman Wrote:I never had mine pulled and I don't have any money whatsoever to do so anyway nor would I even if I did. But what do you think about having them pulled? Does anyone have any articles or evidence against it from either natural and/or modern medicine?


If you need to have your wisdom teeth pulled, you generally know it. They can be quite painful. Most dentists today take a rather conservative approach to them, and don't advocate doing anything unless they are causing you pain, interfering with your second molars, or are developing other problems (cysts, gum infections, etc.).

I've had three pulled at various times over the years. I never saw a dentist about them until they actually started to erupt. I had an one-year-old infant at the time, and I quite understood why babies were so cranky while teething, especially with molars. [Image: wink.gif] Two were relatively simple procedures, one a bit more complex, but all brought blessed relief.

While I support natural/holistic medicine as much as possible, I think sometimes there is an unsupportable belief that modern medicine is always bad, or that if one simply eats enough unprocessed, unadulterated food that perfect health will result.
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#27
Aviano Wrote:While I support natural/holistic medicine as much as possible, I think sometimes there is an unsupportable belief that modern medicine is always bad
Same here. But I still believe 99.9% of it is bullshit and possibly from hell.

Quote:or that if one simply eats enough unprocessed, unadulterated food that perfect health will result.
If from conception, yes. The deformation starts from conception and youth. If all people eat and farmed like we used to a hundred+ year ago we wouldn't even need dentists or doctors. Society needs reform in all areas. When religion falls so does every other science and sphere of life. Why do you think politics and economics are broken and false today? It's the natural consequence of having false religion. Read Belloc, he talks about this more clearly.
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#28
Catholicmilkman Wrote:If from conception, yes. The deformation starts from conception and youth. If all people eat and farmed like we used to a hundred+ year ago we wouldn't even need dentists or doctors. Society needs reform in all areas. When religion falls so does every other science and sphere of life. Why do you think politics and economics are broken and false today? It's the natural consequence of having false religion. Read Belloc, he talks about this more clearly.

This is simply not true about not needing dentists.  When scientists have studied the remains of people from the past, they found that people had horrible problems with their teeth.  Nefertiti was found to have died from an infected tooth!  There is even an old saying that women 'lose a tooth for every child'.  People today are so much better off when it comes to dental health.
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#29
ErinIsNotNice Wrote:  There is even an old saying that women 'lose a tooth for every child'.  
Supposedly that's from having calcium and minerals leeched from your teeth from the rigors of pregnancy and breastfeeding without proper nutrition, but after having a baby I wondered if that's because you no longer have time to brush your teeth. 
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#30
This thread has convinced me to get my wisdom teeth pulled.  Seriously.

By a conventional dentist (who looks Jewish but has an Armenian sounding name) who will use conventional medicine and evil flourinated water.

I'd never make it on Catholicmilkman's planet.

(I mean that last line in jest, Cmm [Image: smile.gif])
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