Hi all- I just had my third root canal, I am 56. Hub and son have both had one. My first one was abcessed and it was excruciating overnight before I got it dealt with. I asked the specialist what we would do in a catastrophe, and he said that in the old days you drank whiskey, pulled it out with pliers, and bled a lot. The alcohol is easy to get, but I am wondering about what dental extractors might be worth getting. And ideas? Where do you get them? I read once that you really only need two, I think maybe it was for molars and non molars. Also, I know penicillin is the antibiotic of choice if it gets into the bone, I can get more penicillin ( have the fish pills). Anybody know the dosage and length of time to take it? Its funny, we have all kinds of meds and a fallout shelter and hand pump on a well and a woodstove and many months of food, but I am so totally unprepared for dentisty emergencies. I know it is a mental block, its a subject I can barely face, but I have to face it. Also, I almost never drink except for a rare glass of wine at special occasions, but if I had to (dumb question for most of you), how many ounces of what proof exactly, is enough to keep me from jumping off a bridge if I had to have a tooth yanked, but not too much to make me really sick? ( normal weight, 5'6" female). I am getting post traumatic stress syndrome just thinking about my teeth in a crisis. Nukes on CONUS would be more relaxing, ha. All help much appreciated.