Back when I was in college I didn’t take care of my teeth. I often skipped brushing before bed and I drank Mountain Dew throughout the day, so naturally I got some pretty bad cavities. I kept putting off going to the dentist until one day I got a terrible toothache.
What started as a nuisance quickly became a living hell. This toothache got so bad that I couldn’t sleep at night and I couldn’t think straight during the day. Fortunately, I was able to get to a dentist and get it fixed, but what if there were no dentists? How bad would the pain have got? How long would it have been before I knocked my tooth out like Chuck Noland in Castaway?
This is why it’s important to know how to deal with dental pain after the SHTF. Ready Nutrition put together an excellent article on this topic.