Where There is No Dentist: Amazon Prime $16.15
Tools and Required Implements:
Dental Work/Extraction Kits $10-$160
Dental Picks w/Mirror $9.99
Temporary (6 month) Fillings: Zinc Oxide/Clove Oil, All Temp Fillings
Permanent Fillings: Glass Ionomer Automix, All Glass Ionomer
Sterile Syringes (3cc is fine)
Luer Lock Needles (18 and 24/25guage)
Fish Antibiotics (Penicillin)
Erythromycin (for those allergic to Penicillin)
Schedule H Antibiotics from India
It seems like everything that I look into when it comes to survival is not simple. You would think that the extent of survival dentistry you need to know doesn’t extend further than “yank the darn tooth,” but that is not the case. I sat down and actually read the book, “Where There Is No Dentist,” by Murray Dickson, and I highly suggest that you buy this $16 book, and some of the tools and medications that will make substantive dentistry possible. There are very few non-fatal injuries as debilitating as tooth pain (disk pain of the back being the only one I can think of worse), and if left to fester, tooth maladies themselves can be fatal. The book was apparently written to help volunteer medical workers in African villagers, but it includes everything that you will need in a survival situation.
What I found the most disheartening was how confident I was that I could do dental work with no training. I actually bought dental instruments on Ebay years ago, but there are all kinds of issues covered in the book that you wouldn’t think about. What if someone’s jaw is broken and the teeth feel loose? The book shows you how to use an old needle and stitches to make a splint for the teeth, so you can wait for the bones to heal. What if someone has a bad puss filled infection? Do you extract the teeth? No, you give antibiotics and wait for the infection to come down first.
The nice thing I can also say is that dentistry, at its simplest, is not rocket science. The book explains how to scoop out tooth decay and make both temporary and permanent fillings. It tells you what to buy for basic tools, filling materials, and even how and where to inject Lidocaine. The meat and potatoes of modern dentistry is in selling you the latest and greatest ways to deal with old problems. This book tells you what has always worked, and still works today. But most importantly, you can sit down with this book and learn how to diagnose just about every common malady of the mouth that you will encounter in a survival situation. African villages are off grid, with very little outside resources. Much of the book is about dental care, and how to teach dental care, so the parts about fixing bad mouth problems really aren’t that long or involved. But they will keep you from making some really bad mistakes. Once you pull a tooth there is no going back, and pulling a tooth isn’t always the right decision.
The antibiotics in the book are very limited, but again, they work. As a non-medical person, getting those antibiotics is a whole other thing. I have explained before that you can get the most popular antibiotics here in the US from pet suppliers. The book suggests Penicillin, and Erythromycin, both of which are readily available in capsule form for fish. The medicine is exactly the same. If you care to do a little more research into antibiotics in general, you’ll find a few others available for pets that are very useful. I also included a link above to a current website selling Schedule H antibiotics from India. You don’t really save anything over the US based fish suppliers, and they’ll probably steal your credit card, but I did test them with some blood pressure meds for which I have a prescription and they were here within a few days. Nothing bad to report so far, except that they call you to try to sell you Viagra lol.
If there is one difficult issue I have found with dentistry it is in finding a good source for injectable Lidocaine. In some of the dentistry kits I have linked to you will see a metal syringe instrument. This is a plunger device that works with little 1.7/1.8 millileter vials of various flavors of Lidocaine. The Ebay source I have linked to above will require a regular syringe and needle, and from what I have read, you are best to get both a #18 and #24ish. The former is for extracting the Lidocaine from the bottle. The latter is for the actual injections. And again, the book, at a ridiculous price of $16, will show you how to hold the needle, and where to inject for both upper and lower tooth work. The book also notes a detail I have seen about injecting Lidocaine before, that you have to draw a little before you inject because you don’t want to be on a blood vessel. If blood comes out you have to find a different place. It also warns against using Lidocaine with epinephrine, which is added to stop bleeding, inside the mouth.
I’m going to mention here, because this is a very short article, that for many people this level of prepping is absurd. We often get meathead comments, many of which are deleted, explaining that you really only have to prep for a short term emergency, and that all of this stuff is for fools. The fools are people who insist on clinging to their normalcy bias, not the preppers. I read an interesting story this week that Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne keeps 3 months of food and 10 million in gold for his employees, preparing for the next crash. Most likely he is a Mormon and lives in Utah lol. All of the survival food is being produced in Utah, and is it because they’re just nuts? No, I don’t think so. From what I gather they have been prepping for decades, and if I had to guess, it has been since Richard Nixon decoupled gold from our currency in 1971.
Anyone who is a student of history knows that every monetary system, once it leaves an honest connection to some sort of physical asset, usually gold and silver, crashes at some point to zero. My regular readers know that I believe we are in a lot more trouble than just financial thanks to the disastrous science experiment we live in known as Geoengineering, but I also do think that they are stretching the worldwide financial system out as thin as they can in preparation for a day of reckoning for our entire planet. If you personally want to stay in your normalcy bias cocoon, and deny that we are on the verge of a collapse, that’s fine. It is easier to think that “it would be better to die anyway.” But I don’t think you’re going to feel that way as you starve to death with paralyzing tooth pain.
On the other hand, I’m not an advocate of standing on a soap box and trying to change the world. It doesn’t work anymore. Just ask Irwin Schiff, the renowned anti-income tax crusader who died this week in jail shackled to his hospital bed, still believing that his appeals were finally going to succeed. The good guys lose in this “oilum ha-sheker” (hebrew for world of lies) that we live in. But regardless of the way you think it will end, I do think that you are an idiot if you don’t plan for your family to survive the coming collapse, at least as long as you can. The powerful of this world know exactly what is going on, and they have a plan. Whether it actually works or not, I’d like to live to at least see what it was.
Here is a video that just happened to come out today interviewing Dane Wigington from Geoengineeringwatch.org. He just discovered a congressional document from 1978 proving how widespread this insane coverup has been, for decades. Now we’re at the end of it.