Dental Resolutions for Survivalists
By Joseph Parish
When our survival situation deteriorates to the point where the infrastructure is no longer capable of supporting the medical profession as we know it, then alternative plans should be established to provide these vital services. There are several viable means by which we could successfully alleviate any problems of this nature.
I am certain that it would be extremely difficult to locate a dentist in the resulting chaos and turmoil even if one were to be available. This issue is something which each survivor or group must be aware of and deal with appropriately.
The first possible solution would be to make certain that your survival group has a dental professional associated with it. Just as you would try to recruit specific tradesmen for those upcoming difficult times you should seriously consider incorporating a dental position as well.
In the event that there is no dentist in your immediate group you may wish to seek out a dentist who may have survived the holocaust and proceed to recruit his or her services at that time. As a last alternative perhaps you can associate your survival group with another team of survivors who may have the advantage of an experienced dentist within their group.
Lastly, there is always the abundance of readily available home or natural remedies to deal with tooth and dental issues when the time arrives. Read all you can on the individual procedures necessary. In this case you will want to be sure that your emergency chest includes a well stocked dental supply cabinet that you may require. i.e., glove oil, cotton balls, etc.
Typical dental supplies general include items such as Clove oil which is a natural pain reliever, a dental mirror, tweezers, cotton pellets, soft dental wax and some sort of pain medication such as Ibuprofen. I frequently maintain a sterile saline solution and a few extra brushes, toothpaste, with floss readily available. Consult any good book on emergency dental preparations to ensure proper supplies. Above all I highly recommend that the survivalist keep a copy of the book, “Where there is no dentist” by Murray Dickson. (Download below)
Copyright @2010 Joseph Parish