I had surgery to remove a previous root filled tooth that had fractured vertically. As soon as I got home I applied a teabag (must be a BLACK tea bag) WITH CLOVE OIL APPLIED TO THE TEABAG FIRST.
And had 4 grams of vitamin C every 6 hours and 4 drops of propolis tincture 50% 3 times a day.
I also took Paracetamol 2 six hours apart and only had to take four yesterday. 2 six hours apart after the operation as soon as I felt the anesthetic wearing off.
Then another 2 at 3am when I awoke. The propolis I added to a WARM cup of Red bush tea and drank it through a straw which stops the propolis staining your teeth.
DO NOT DRINK THROUGH A STRAW AFTER DENTAL EXTRACTION!!!
Just add to warm water or tea and drink from a cup. I was trying to avoid getting anything in the socket and was NOT advised about this, I found it on the web.
I got up at 3am in pain and did the propolis again through a straw and a big long blood clot was hanging from the socket right after.
I was then trying to find what to do about the blood clot and came across 'Dry socket'. And thought I was in trouble IF THE CLOT CAME AWAY.
I then put another teabag to hold the clot in the socket and couldn't find anything on line as what to do about the hanging clot. So I rang a dental NHS Direct who gave me an emergency number to ring and speak to a nurse.
She told me to take the tea bag off as it was now 18 hours after the operation and the clot MUST COME OFF BUT DO NOT PULL IT OFF. It will fall off by eating and drinking. And it's all absolutely supposed to happen like this, as long as there is no bleeding and the clot had formed.
Then to leave it until 24 hours have passed by then do a salt in water warm rinse 4 times a day until you feel pain and swelling subside. And the brush teeth carefully avoiding the extraction site and surrounding teeth for a few days.
DO NOT SWISH..just hold the salt water over the socket until it cools and just let it run out of you mouth DON'T SPIT as this will put pressure and cause pulling on the socket.
So far I have minimal pain and some swelling but nothing too bad at all. And I believe doing everything before the anesthetic wore off was the key to keeping it minimal.
I also 'Earthed/Grounded' myself for an hour when I got home by laying on the grass on a Cotton towel. I only put my back and neck on the towel to stop 'Grass rash' and rested my head, arm's and legs on the Grass directly.
I will be 'Earthing' myself again today but for as long as I can, I have the book 'Earthing'. It states if you get 'flu symptoms' from 'Earthing, then rest up for the day and do it as soon as you feel better.
I did have a lot of joint pain etc from other stuff going on with my body but I am going to carry on as I can suck it up and do it.
And I did get 'Flu symptoms' for a day last week after 'Earthing' all day in the Sun by walking around barefooted. And then went out in the Rain and did it again in the evening for an hour.
So I just spent the next day indoors doing stuff and resting up and went to bed early. So for the next week besides 'Earthing' I am going to do the propolis 3 times a day and the salt water rinse 4 times a day and vit C 4 gram's 3 times a day for 5 to 7 day's.
The paracetamol I won't take unless really necessary and staying on bone and veg broth for a few days.
I have added fresh chili peppers, ginger, onions, garlic turmeric root black pepper and various fresh herbs as well. Thyme, rosemary, mint, I don't always completely strain mine unless I have to to eat it. But I will be avoiding eating any bits that are too chewy for a few days.
But leave the soft bits in. I also put a lot of raw butter on it as well and Celtic salt yum!!
Love Andrea C xxx