I suffered from a cracked tooth for over a year and recently had an oral surgeon remove it. As part of the post-operative process, I was prescribed several drugs. After researching and learning about the known side effects of each of these prescriptions, I chose to take a more holistic and alternative health approach that included a daily dose of organic sulfur. I’m pleased to report that I received a very positive result from my decision.
The tooth that was removed was a molar with a crown that was modified by root canal surgery several years ago. Dental x-rays revealed the existence of a tiny fracture, and there was visible evidence that infection was beginning to build up in the gum area around the tooth.
In my introductory appointment with the oral surgeon, I was instructed to not eat any food or drink any liquids in the six hours leading up to the extraction. As an organic sulfur advocate who is a firm believer in drinking water and maintaining a proper level of hydration, this restriction was a concern. To overcome my anxiety, I decided to wake up in the wee hours before dawn and have my normal breakfast meal along with my regular glass of organic sulfur mixed in water and apple cider vinegar.
The tooth extraction was scheduled for 11:15 am and I was out of the oral surgeon’s office before noon. Before leaving, I was advised to stop at the local pharmacy to pick up the medical prescriptions on the list that I was given at my introductory session a few weeks before. The prescribed items were Ibuprofen, Norco 5/325, and Amoxicillin.
In my spare time, I had researched different websites that described the known side effects for each of these drugs. As I read each report (such as the following excerpt concerning Norco5/325), I knew then and there I wasn’t going to subject my body to any of these toxic medications.
Norco5/325 (hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen)
Source: RxList – Vicodin
Hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen is supplied in tablet form for oral administration. In addition each tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, pregelatinized starch, and stearic acid.
What are the possible side effects of acetaminophen and hydrocodone?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
• shallow breathing, slow heartbeat;
• feeling light-headed, fainting;
• confusion, fear, unusual thoughts or behavior;
• seizure (convulsions);
• problems with urination; or
• nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin)
WARNING: May be habit-forming
Instead of driving to the pharmacy, I stopped at the office of a holistic dentist that I had been seeing to receive an ozone treatment that he had pre-arranged to administer to me right after the tooth extraction. To manage pain or physical discomfort that I might experience after surgery, I opted to take 200c arnica pellets that my homeopathic friend and roommate offered to me. To oxygenate my gums and aid in the healing process, I continued my regular organic sulfur regimen, taking the supplement twice a day.
The morning after my surgery I woke up without any pain or discomfort. In two days, I was out on the dance floor for three hours with my circle of friends. After a week, I was able to include chewable foods like fish and chicken in my diet.
In my most recent appointment with the oral surgeon, he remarked that I was healing much faster than most people and that that gap where the extracted molar had been was nearly closed. All this was accomplished without drugs … and by organic sulfur supplying the healing power of oxygen to my teeth and gums.
The message is clear: Include organic sulfur as a key component of your healing strategy.
Known side effects of Amoxicillin (Amoxil)
Known side effects of Ibuprofen
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