Reassuring me, she said
she would look into it and requested me to come in the evening
without an appointment.
When I hurried to her clinic and was cheerily greeted by her
with the words, "I have found your tooth!"
This floored me and I could mutter just one word, "How?"
The tooth was lost while the dentist made a mold of my teeth
to get the exact shape and size of the replacement tooth for the
one removed for the root canal, she said.
According to Wikipedia, the process works like this: a
mold is made by an impression by placing an elastic compound
into the mouth with a dental impression tray.
The impression material is loaded into a plastic tray that
looks like a mouth guard.
The tray is then placed into your mouth and pressed into
place around your teeth and gums, usually on the bottom jaw
It is held in place until the material used dries.
It is then removed and a mold of your teeth is taken from the
‘negative’ it has created.
IN this procedure, I was asked to bite hard.
The material then set to become an elastic solid, and, when
removed from the mouth, it provided a detailed and stable
negative of teeth.
This is used to fashion the replacement tooth.
So I bit hard until the dentist was satisfied and the mold
was removed and I went home.
After I rang to inform dentist Behal about my missing molar,
she checked the mold and found it embedded in the impression of
the upper jaw.
Before I came, she had removed it and later put it back in
the correct gap with some cement.
I got my tooth back!
When I related this tale with much laughter to a dear friend,
"Swear by God that this is the tooth and the whole tooth!"
Osho too had lots of dental problems and encounters with his
A dentist’s chair was imported from Europe for his treatment
and it can still be seen in his samaadhi in Pune.
He talks about this in his discourse #18 in ‘From Darkness
"My dentist puts a blindfold on me.
"Have you ever heard that in dentistry a blindfold has to be
put on the poor man whose teeth you are going to drill?
"He has to put the blindfold on me, but he is not successful.
"He puts on the blindfold so that he can make signs to his
nurse because he cannot speak.
"If he says anything that goes against my idea ... he has to
convey messages to his assistant, his nurse, because she has all
the mechanism, all the knobs on her side.
"And I keep the dentist on this side, and say,
"Don’t you be close to the knobs and the mechanism, let the
"You just be on this side and you do your work.
"So he has to make signs because he cannot whisper, because
if he whispers, I stop.
"If he says something that is difficult ... so he found a
"That poor man ... because of the strong light I can even see
the shadow of his hands, and I stop him and say, "No
In another discourse, ‘Beyond Psychology’, he says: