Dental Checkup Update!


Before I get into how Happy I am about my last dental appointment, let me give you a little background on why my dental appointments are such a HUGE deal for me.

In July of 2012 I had The Worst dental experiences of my life!

I  was ready to pull one of my back molars out with a pair of pliers in the middle of the night due to the pain I was in.

I had never had such intense and unbearable pain in my life as I did when I had a root canal go bad and abscess.

Here is how the problem started –

During the summer of 2011 I started to notice that one of molars was bothering me and I went to my dentist for treatment.

Once my dentist took x-rays and looked at my tooth that was bothering me, she said that the root canal that I had years prior had gone bad.

At this point I was given 2 options, one option was to have the tooth extracted and have an implant put in and the other option was to have the root canal redone and hope for the best.

I decided to go for option number 2 since it was not going to remove the tooth.

Little did I know that after spending over a month going to the dentist for appointments and over $1,000.00 for the root canal and crown that I would be back in the dentist chair less than a year later and in INTENSE PAIN!

Had I known then what I know now, I would never had to go through the pain and large amounts of money.

Did you know that a change in altitude can cause tooth pain if you have problem with a tooth?

Sadly, I found out the hard way how a change in altitude can turn a small toothache into the WORST PAIN EVER!


We had a nice weekend planned with friends at Lake Tulloch and my tooth started bothering me again the morning before we left.

I did not think much of it as we were getting ready to leave and I had a dentist appointment for a cleaning in 2 weeks.

However, as we drove to the lake and climbed elevation my tooth started to bother me more and more.

By the time we were at the lake I was reaching for pain meds and something to numb my gums.

Needless to say that over the course of the weekend my small toothache turned into a HUGE unbearable toothache.

I was in so much pain that I was not able to enjoy our weekend getaway like I should and I did not do any of the fun things I normally do while at the lake. 😦

Once we got home Sunday night  I put in a call to my dentist office for an emergency appointment first thing Monday morning.

I was not able to sleep very much Sunday night due to the pain and when I finally got up I noticed that my tooth had become abscessed.

Due to the abscess my dentist did not want to do anything until the infection went away, but I was in such pain that I asked her to pull the tooth while I was there.

Which, 3 days later I found out why she did not want to pull the tooth while it was infected.

I ended up in even more pain once dry socket set in where the tooth once was.

The pain from the dry socket was even WORSE than the abscess! 😦

Thankfully after pain meds, antibiotics, and TWO WEEKS of healing I was finally back to “normal” or at least so I thought.

At 39 my gums were starting to show signs of gingivitis that was turning into periodontitis.

I was put on a 3 month checkup schedule for deep cleaning to bring my teeth and gums back to normal.

During the next 6 months I tried many different toothpastes trying to find THE ONE that would help my teeth and gums.

Thankfully in February of this year I found Young Living Essential Oils and I tried Thieves toothpaste! OMG! Am I ever glad I did!

In 2 short months between starting to use Thieves and my next 3 month appointment my teeth showed drastic improvement!

Here is the GOOD PART! 😉 

I was so happy when my dentist said that my teeth and gums looked much better and put me on a 4 month checkup schedule. 🙂

My next appointment was scheduled for August and I was hoping that it would be better than the last appointment!

I am SO HAPPY to say that my appointment this month was even BETTER than my last apppointment!

Not only did my dentist RAVE over how well my teeth and gums are doing,

she said the words I have been waiting for what seems like years!

“Everything Looks Great, Keep What You Are Doing

and See You in 6 Months!”

6 Months!!!! YAY!!!! No more having to pay out of pocket for 2 extra appointments each year!!!!!!

If you would like to read more about my last appointment you can check out my blog post from April:

Theives kit

If you would like to order Thieves Oral Care Products you can do so here:

Please feel to contact me if you have any questions about the Thieves Oral Care line or any of the amazing Young Living products!

Peace, Love, & Hugs!


Julia McCabe
Herald, CA
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Published by Julia

Nurse, Fire Wife, YLEO Silver, Holistic Health Lover, Dog and Cat Mom, Alpaca, Chicken, and Goat Farmer!

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