I used to hear that dentists have the highest suicide rate, are they projecting now?
what'sÂ going on?Â This guy admited to killing his girlfriend 14 years ago, and his wife in 2004...I knew dental students are under lots of pressure...but it sounds like this guy over dosed his pressure level.
This is sad, my condolences go out to the families of the victims.
Finally a reason for people to like going to the dentist...guess what let us drill your teeth and we'll make it up to you with a cup of hot herbal tea. We'll throw in a massage also.Â Did you say that's not good enough? ok...how about some heated pillows? You are still tense are you? ok! that should do it, we'll arrange for soothing hand lotion and paraffin wax treatments... by that time the patient thinks he is in a chiropractic office and forgets about the tooth issue that he originally came in for.
Go figure since the 1800's dentists have been using Amalgam or Silver fillings to fix our cavities which is basically Mercury mixed with silver, by weight it's about 50 percent mercury.Â So we have it in our mouths for years, we chew on it, we brush it, we floss it, (I don't want to know what else you do with it) but guess what, all that may release vapors of mercury which has been said that significat amounts can permanently damage the brain and kidneys. Fetuses and children are especially sensitive to its harmful effects.
So now the FDA says the amounts are not significant enough to pose a danger, even though people with Amalgam fillings have showed mercury in their blood and urin samples.
So, a few days ago I hearÂ a friend complaining about tooth ache that started and won't end, it was bad to the point that sleeping was not possible even after taking 2 extra strength Tylenols, so finally finding some numbing gel in the middle of the night and that temporarily did the magic until the next day. And so on every day the pain would come and go. Â So finally a visit to the dentistâ€™sÂ office is made and the verdict is that itâ€™s a wisdom tooth that got infected or something and the dentistâ€™s advice was to pull all three wisdom teeth, and guess what all three in the same day.Â My reaction was: wait a minuteâ€¦pulling one tooth is not easy although I never had a tooth pulled, but hearing it from other people. Â I recommended a second opinionâ€¦now when is that going to happen, Iâ€™m not sure...but mean while hereÂ are a coupleÂ articles about pulling teeth and wisdom teeth.
Jed Kirschbaum / The Baltimore Sun
|Light from a red laser scans a resin reproduction of the 1789 lower denture originally carved from Hippopatamus ivory for George Washington.Â|