My 19 yr old son had all 4 of his wisdom teeth extracted a week ago after having issues with them for a couple years. We had a fantastic oral surgeon. Still, the anesthesia made him horribly sick and we were prescribed an anti-emetic to allow him to settle in for healing. The narcotic pain relief made him woozy and I wanted to control his pain, inflammation, and bleeding to jump-start proper healing the way I know works. There is a Chinese herbal formula called Yunnan Baiyao, and you’ve probably never heard of it. It’s one of the many formulas that we have in Chinese medicine that speed healing, and it does all three of the things we needed from a medicine. I had my son take some the night before his surgery, and we also applied it topically to the newly opened spots on his gums once we got him home. We reapplied a few times that first day. It’s pretty cool to me that both of my young adult kids know its benefits and efficacy, and will ask for it immediately when they hurt or are bleeding. They’ve learned over the years that their mom knows a few things about how to heal a wound properly
At any rate, my son’s extractions were healed over by the third day, he needed no narcotic pain relievers, and had only minor discomfort, thanks to the Yunnan Baiyao. He started eating solid foods the day after surgery, with no trouble. The oral surgeon saw him a week later and told us he had healed beautifully. I’ll be switching him to another Chinese medical aid to encourage his body to fill in those empty pockets with as little scar tissue as possible. This is how we treat things at home, the people I love most in this world. From pre- and post-surgical treatments to burn healing to sprains and contusions, Chinese medicine has an effective, safe treatment approach, and it’s usually far less expensive than a trip to the Urgent Care or ER.