Cankerasaurus, Pt. Deux

Real life testimonial:

Oldest son had a dental appointment this week, for which he was numbed-up. Lo, and behold, by today, he was complaining of these “odd, foreign” craters in his mouth.

And, I laaaauughed… not because I was experiencing some weird form of schadenfreud, but because I am so familiar with this post-dental (post-hormonal, post-younameit) phenomenon, and he’s managed to go over 14 years without having said experience.

Also, while I can’t cure it, per se, I do know how to numb and disinfect it with a couple of items already in our cabinet: Clove and Frankincense (Vitality, in this case, because the drops were going in the mouth).

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Clove and clove oil are long-established discomfort-shifters in the dental community. When I got dry-rot after having my wisdom teeth out, what did the dentist pack my gums with? Clove.

As far as Frank, it has been show in studies to have anti-inflammatory properties. And, trust me, the cankerasaurus is indeed inflamed.

Going forward, he’ll be brushing with Thieves toothpaste (containing clove, peppermint, nothing artificial, and no flouride, and he gets to take Thieves Spray with him to school (nice to have on hand for yucky school surfaces, anyway, but also good to give a quick spray for fresh breath, and some “clove touch-up.”

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