I want to illustrate this point with the help of an example. This lady got her tooth extracted from a dental quack. Dental quack does not know how to respect the dental tissues. They just know how to cause harm to their poor patients.
When this lady came to me about a week ago, she was in terrible pain. You can look at inside her mouth in this dental picture. The extraction wound was quite big and infected. On the inner side of the wound the whitish thing that you are seeing is the dead bone chip.
Such infected wounds are known to be very troublesome. She was unable to literally take anything orally.
I had given her some antibiotics (Amoxycillin) and analgesic/anti-inflammatory medicines (Ibuprofen+Paracetamol tabs)- and reassured her that it would take time say 2 weeks for this thing to heal completely. She was reassured — she seems to have a lot of faith in what i was saying. Some patients just trust blindly what we say. I advised her to do frequent hot saline mouthrinses -sometimes with saline, at times with slight Alum added in hot water. She followed my instructions quite religiously.
She came to me 2-3 times during the last week and everytime i used to irrigate her wound with just normal saline. But generally i do such irrigation with hydrogen peroxide followed by normal saline.
She took medicines for 5-7 days. When she came to me today, i was very happy to see her wound — it was showing healthy healing and she told me that she is feeling quite comfortable now. She has started eating her meals also. After i irrigated her wound today, a small piece of bone came out. Ya, it is OK, the white, dead bone would come out on its own in a few days, otherwise we can remove it immediately too. But she was not ready for the time being. No issue, it would shed off on its own. Once again i reassured her that everything would be fine in a week’s time.
As always i am once again reminded of Mother Nature’s so many bounties — living beings have been blessed with tremendous healing powers. Only we need to TRUST and have faith in the carrier through which bounties are coming to us!
I forgot to take her oral photograph today to show you how healthy it was looking today. Never mind, next time …if she comes back!