Since childhood it had been customary for me to visit a...

Since childhood it had been customary for me to visit a dentist twice a year, only for him to find work which had to be done. One day, while studying the Lesson-Sermon from the Christian Science Quarterly, the thought came to me that if Christian Science healed every physical difficulty, would it not heal teeth? For some time thereafter I continued to work mentally regarding the wholeness of man as the complete idea of the one Mind, as we learn in our study of Christian Science, and the following citation, found on page 470 of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, was uppermost in my thoughts: "God is the creator of man, and, the divine Principle of man remaining perfect, the divine idea or reflection, man, remains perfect."

Two years later a dentist, on examining a tooth, said that it was abscessed and must come out immediately. When I hesitated to consent to this, he asked me to have it X-rayed in the adjoining office, and to bring back the negatives. This I did, and when he looked at them he said, "Just as I thought; this tooth is abscessed, and in less than a week will cause you trouble." He showed me the X-ray picture, but in no way did it disturb my thoughts. My work was done; in fact, it had been done for some time. If the outward manifestation was a bit slow, this did not for an instant change the truth of being. Mrs. Eddy says in our textbook (p. 157), "Christian Science deals wholly with the mental cause in judging and destroying disease." With this assurance I asked to have a gold filling put in, but the dentist compromised with a temporary filling, saying that I should be back in less than a week.

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