Having a tooth removed is no fun at all. Having a wisdom tooth removed is even scarier. But it doesn’t have to be.
Over the years I have collected a few tricks that I’d like to share with you. I just had a wisdom tooth removed ten days ago. I applied all my little tricks: no swelling, barely any pain, no need for pain medication at all…and I was eating Mac & Cheese six hours after the extraction. When my dentist removed the stitches on Tuesday he was blown away how well everything had healed.
Here it is. Try it out if you need it, pass it on to a friend who might need it and let me know how it goes:
1. Make your appointment according to the lunar calendar. What? Yes, that’s right! We all know how the moon governs the tides. In Europe, we have been harvesting, cutting wood, collecting herbs, cutting hair etc all according to the lunar cycle. Our bodies have a very high water content, so the moon will of course influence the waters in our body. The best time to have a tooth extracted is during the waning moon. The waning moon is a great time to get rid of things, even wisdom teeth, and supports the energy of letting go. Just make sure the moon is not moving through taurus or an air sign such as aquarius, gemini, or libra. A wonderful book with more information about the lunar cycles is “The Art of Timing” by Johanna Paugger and Thomas Poppe. For their website, please click HERE. There is also an app that goes with the book.
2. Essential oils. Here is my “first aid kit for teeth” of essential oils. (Please make sure to get a high quality oil!)
- Clove: great for all dentist visits. you can even put it on your tooth and gums before the extraction to start numbing out the area. helps to prevent and get rid of dental pain.
- Lavender: prevents/calms down swelling.
- Thyme: is a great anti-microbial oil. fabulous to prevent any bacteria or viruses from infecting the area.
- Peppermint: a great oil to stop the pain.
- Wintergreen: will help you rebuild your gums.
- Frankincense: a fabulous oil for energetic clearing.
You can either drizzle the oils on a cotton ball, put it in the affected area and bite on it or rub them on the outside of your mouth in the area of the extraction. Some of the oils are “hot” oils, which means they can burn a bit, so I like to dilute them with some castor oil. Click HERE for more information on the oils.
3. Do some energy work on the tooth. I always like to thank my tooth for all the years of good service, to have been a part of my life and then allow it to go with ease and grace. After the extraction I imagine healing energy coming into the area and visualize the extraction area already completely healed.
4. Homeopathics. My doctor usually recommends Traumeel (as drops- to take orally) as it contains arnica which is a fabulous remedy for all kinds of swelling and pain as well as Hypericum Perforatum which eases the nerve pain. Just make sure to check with a health care professional regarding these remedies.
5. Get a lot of rest. Very important. Rest. Sleep. Watch some funny movies. Nurture yourself as it helps to speed up your bodies healing process.
Wishing you only easy extractions from now on!
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