Can you pull your own tooth

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  1. Big Dave

    Big Dave Well-Known Member

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    :viking: Ok so tooth is now giving you fits. There are no dentist how can you pull your back molar :hysterical:. I have pulled out some of my teeth before and yeah it hurts but the relief is very welcome. Maybe this is for the survivalist group but I will listen to all recomendations.
     
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    If you go out and find a Hercules club tree and chew the inter bark it will numb your hole face then you can do it or have somebody else do it. Be sure you only get the tooth that is causing your problems.
     
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    I'd drive a very, very long distance to get to the dentist's office. I'd also do everything possible to save my tooth.
     
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    I carry clove oil and cotton balls in case something like this happens. Takes care of the ache until I can get it taken care of.
     
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  6. Boil your tools. Get liquor and swish it around constantly. Pad your pliers so you don't accidentally chip another tooth. You'll be fine. Once you get it pulled, have a drink of the liquor if you want to.
     
  7. Sawmill Jim

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    I did that once but i used plenty for pain first and the rest last :thumb:
    Just for fun read up on Doc. Holiday after all he was a dentist .
     
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    The book, "Where There Is No Dentist" and a dental prep kit would be good to have.


    Ofcourse that hopes it's not infected and that you do not make yourself go septic. :shocked:


    It would be a last resort to do it myself, especially if it were a hard to get to back molar.
     
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    I wouldn't do it! That tooth sits into the jaw bone and sometimes the roots of that tooth are crooked. You could wind up with a broken jaw bone that would cost you a lot more than a dentist would have charged for pulling it.
     
  11. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I pulled my teeth myself. Put both plates in Efferdent over night.
     
  12. Jan in CO

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    At the Self Reliance Expo recently, they talked about this. Said a climber on Mt. Everest had a tooth extracted with a Swiss Army knife. Here's the link:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_DPqhQl4AM]Mt. Everest Dental Extraction at Base Camp - YouTube[/ame]

    I wouldn't want to have to do this, but both my brother and son, dental-phobics, have done their own extractions for parts of broken teeth. Yikes! I think I'd go to the dentist if at all possible!
     
  13. HermitJohn

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    Just like drinking that fancy fizzy French wine...
     
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    I heard my Granny tell about doing it. She had no choice in those times. I'm thinking she tied it to the smoothing iron. But she was an iron woman in all ways.
     
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    There are several factors. One, how much bone loss do you already have. The more bone loss, the less root is in the bone, making it easier to pull. Two, which tooth? Is there a single root (front teeth), making it more doable? Or does the root split into two? Four? The four roots can actually be pressed together into one large root (like my wisdom teeth), or they can be properly in four segments. As stated above, one or more of those could be crooked. If there is a lot of decay and you don't know what you are doing you might break off the tooth, leaving the root in the bone.

    You have to twist the tooth before yanking it out. If it is a molar you have to be strong to do it to someone else. When I worked for a dentist he x-rayed the tooth, then sent you to an oral surgeon if there was ANY trouble. Trouble would include a crooked root, a decayed root, cracked tooth, long roots, high blood pressure.
     
  16. farmwoman59

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    After having one pulled with IV sedation, I'd hate to do it any differently.
     
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    Watched the video. Impressed with the "dentist". However, he said it was the #28 tooth, which it wasn't. 28 would be right next to the wisdom tooth.
     
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    I have some friends up in Maine that often bring up the night when they were younger and drunk , and one of them had a tooth ache , and they pulled it with vice grips .
     
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    Husband pulled 2 of his. One with fishing line, one with pliers. One in front one back.

    Demeter
     
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    Ouch. Ouch. Ouchouchouchouch. I never want to be in this predicament.

    I would like to add that maybe the person getting the tooth pulled should drink liquor until they pass out before the person using vice grips, irons, fishing line or pliers or Swiss Army knives gets operating....
     
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