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    A good .pdf and I highly suggest the Merck website. Go through the topics.
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    Last edited by no eye deer; February 17, 2006, 10:30 PM.

  • #2
    Re: Dental

    Something everyone should keep in mind if they already haven't is toothbrushes!!! You should replace the head or the whole brush every 3 months , and also needs to be inside a container to cut down on the germs, and cross contamination from others in your home. Also you can buy sanitizer now just for your toothbrush , or you can just use regular hydrogen peroxide, just soak them for 5-10 minutes once a week. And they also should be replaced after you have been sick.................


    • #3
      Re: Dental

      isn't it better to get artificial dents before the pandemic starts ?
      Can we expect a run on dentists once the pandemic starts in Asia ?
      Where can I find info and equipment on how to treat dents
      by oneself in a pandemic ?
      I'm interested in expert panflu damage estimates
      my current links: ILI-charts:


      • #4
        Re: Dental

        gsgs, here is a free online book that is very detailed, Where There Is No Dentist:


        • #5
          Re: Dental

          Most of these instruction include temporary treatment followed by a trip to the dentist. I know I have read more thorough advice for care when there is no dentist available. I'll try to find and post it - Niko

          <!--mstheme--> <!--mstheme-->What to Do in a Dental Emergency When You're All Alone There is nothing worse than being on your honeymoon, in-flight, on a camping trip, or on a long car ride when it strikes -- an unrelenting toothache so severe you feel like you want to die. Knowing what to do can prevent major discomfort.
          Fortunately, the chance of an unforeseen dental crisis can usually be prevented by early detection and treatment of dental disease. When dental disaster does strike (and it always seems to be at the most inopportune time), knowing how to alleviate the pain is invaluable information everyone can use.
          A toothache is any pain or soreness within or around a tooth, indicating inflammation and possible infection. Generally, a toothache occurs if tooth decay is very close to or has penetrated the pulp chamber that contains nerves and tiny blood vessels. Ideally, it's best to undergo dental treatment.
          <!--msthemelist--> <!--msthemelist--> <!--msthemelist--> <!--msthemelist--> <!--msthemelist--> <!--msthemelist--> <!--msthemelist--> <!--msthemelist--><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr><td valign="baseline" width="42"></td><td valign="top" width="100%"><!--mstheme-->Toothache caused by trapped food: rinse the area with warm water and swish it about. It may loosen whatever is causing the pain. Alternatively, a cotton ball soaked in lime juice can be placed on the tooth. You can also try using this poultice: Steep a teaspoon of yarrow in hot water, drain the liquid with a piece of gauze, and then put it on the tooth. <!--mstheme--><!--msthemelist--></td></tr> <tr><td valign="baseline" width="42"></td><td valign="top" width="100%"><!--mstheme-->Over-the-counter pain relievers to cure toothaches : paracetamol, aspirin and acetaminophen. If you feel that a small swelling has occurred, you may take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) for their inflammatory components, like ibuprofen and mefenamic acid. (However, those with a history of ulcers as well as pregnant women need a doctor's recommendation before taking NSAID and aspirin.) Rubbing aspirin on your gums to numb an aching will do more harm than good. Aspirin contains salicylic acid, which can burn and damage gum tissue. Try pain-relieving gels like Anbesol or Orajel." <!--mstheme--><!--msthemelist--></td></tr> <tr><td valign="baseline" width="42"></td><td valign="top" width="100%"><!--mstheme-->Home remedies for a toothache include: rinsing your mouth with salt water or dabbing some clove oil directly on the bad tooth. Clove oil has bacteria-slaying properties, along with a remarkable numbing effect. Also try the numbing power in cooled peppermint tea. Swish, then swallow if you like the flavor. <!--mstheme--><!--msthemelist--></td></tr> <tr><td valign="baseline" width="42"></td><td valign="top" width="100%"><!--mstheme-->Most challenging are toothaches that stem from inside a tooth. But in cases where a lost filling or a broken tooth is causing the pain, "caulking" the sore tooth with softened chewing gum can ease the pain.<!--mstheme--><!--msthemelist--></td></tr> <tr><td valign="baseline" width="42"></td><td valign="top" width="100%"><!--mstheme-->Canker sores:check to see if their toothpaste contains sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS. SLS is a foaming agent that in some studies has been linked to the development of canker sores. An additional remedy for both canker sores and gum pain is tea tree oil. Tea tree oil should be applied directly to the infected site and can even be purchased in mouthwash form to soothe inflammation. Another preventive measure for canker sores is to avoid eating chips and other jagged foods that can cause tiny cuts and scrapes, which can be an entryway for a virus. Besides that, stay away from foods that trigger canker sores. Potential troublemakers include whole wheat, rye, barley, shellfish, pineapple, chocolate and tomatoes. <!--mstheme--><!--msthemelist--></td></tr> <tr><td valign="baseline" width="42"></td><td valign="top" width="100%"><!--mstheme-->Gum problems: Ginseng can be used to alleviate the pain associated with irritated gum tissue. A ginseng tonic can be directly applied to the gum to promote circulation and speed healing. An additional home remedy suggestion is to use a wet tea bag for tooth or gum pain. Tea contains astringent tannins, which have the power to shrink swollen tissue and stop bleeding. <!--mstheme--><!--msthemelist--></td></tr> </tbody></table><!--mstheme--> No toothache will heal on its own. A toothache is a dental problem that needs to be treated as soon as possible.
          <!--msthemelist--> <!--msthemelist--> <!--msthemelist--> <!--msthemelist--> <!--msthemelist--> <!--msthemelist--><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr><td valign="baseline" width="42"></td><td valign="top" width="100%"><!--mstheme-->Knocked out a tooth: Shake off debris (rinsing or scrubbing could remove important periodontal ligament), place it in a container of milk or back in its socket and try to reach the dentist within 30 minutes. <!--mstheme--><!--msthemelist--></td></tr> <tr><td valign="baseline" width="42"></td><td valign="top" width="100%"><!--mstheme-->Broken tooth: If you've lost the broken piece, just get to the dentist. If you have it, gently shake off surface dirt and definitely keep it. Even if the piece can't be bonded back to the original tooth, it can be used to help re-create the look of that tooth. <!--mstheme--><!--msthemelist--></td></tr> <tr><td valign="baseline" width="42"></td><td valign="top" width="100%"><!--mstheme-->Something wedged between your teeth: Gentle flossing or brushing is fine, but if the object does not respond to that treatment and the surrounding gum begins to swell, make an appointment with your dentist. A bit of broken filling or chipped enamel can throw your bite off and make you panic. Popcorn husks are one of the worst offenders and occasionally need to be removed by a dentist. W<!--mstheme--><!--msthemelist--></td></tr> <tr><td valign="baseline" width="42"></td><td valign="top" width="100%"><!--mstheme-->Lose a filling or crown: Cover the hole with temporary material, do not try to put the old filling back in the tooth. If you lose a crown, you'll want to try and salvage it (you can surprisingly use vaseline, denture adhesive or over-the-counter temporary dental cement available in pharmacies to put the crown back in place until you can reach a dentist). Visit the dentist as soon as possible.
          <!--msthemelist--></td></tr> </tbody></table><!--mstheme--> Also see: Dental Tips for Hunters and Fishermen
          Emergencies Continued Dental Emergencies When Alone Dental Travel Kit Playground Alert Save-A-Tooth

          This kit will help you to deal with a toothache, loss of a filling, cap or crown, tooth fracture, and gum irritation. This kit is for emergencies only. It is not intended to replace regular professional dental care.<o:p> </o:p> <!--mstheme-->

          Take a small study plastic box/ container and include:<o:p> </o:p>
          Alcohol preps Breath freshener<o:p> </o:p>
          Travel toothbrush and toothpaste Floss threader <o:p> </o:p>
          Acetaminophen tablets, Motrin Tongue scraper<o:p> </o:p>
          Oral antiseptic Tea bag<o:p> </o:p>
          Anesthetic gel-Ambesol, Campho-Phenique or Orajel Salt
          Dent Temp or Tempenol-temporary filling material Cotton rolls<o:p> </o:p>
          Cotton swabs Explorer<o:p> </o:p>
          Dental floss-double sided Cotton balls<o:p> </o:p>
          Antibiotics Cotton gauze (2x2)<o:p> </o:p>
          Mouth mirror Tweezers<o:p> </o:p>
          Oil of cloves Stick of wax
          Rubber gloves<o:p> </o:p> Small plastic spatula<o:p> </o:p>
          Round two picks<o:p> </o:p> Ice Pack
          Baking soda Aloe vera gel
          Antibacterial towelettes
          Include the emergency instructions [see above]by Dr. Peterson for dental emergencies in this kit!

          "In the beginning of change, the patriot is a scarce man (or woman, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for it then costs nothing to be a patriot."- Mark TwainReason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it. -Thomas Paine


          • #6
            Re: Dental

            Found it. It's one of the free downloads offered by the Hesperian Foundation and is part of the "Where there is no..." series. Other valualbe advice and publications can be found here in several languages as well:
            "In the beginning of change, the patriot is a scarce man (or woman, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for it then costs nothing to be a patriot."- Mark TwainReason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it. -Thomas Paine