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Desperate With A Tooth Infection During Pregnancy


Author: Courtney M.
Date: 09-12-2014
Views: 1,877
Word Count: 353
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Testimonial ID: 10157-OR
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Scientific Studies: 3

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In 2013 I was expecting our second baby boy. I was about 5 months along when my wisdom teeth became infected.

I sought out the help of a dentist to get his take on the situation, and he suggested that once I had the baby to get my wisdom teeth removed. "Gee, doc, thanks. I hadn't thought of that!"

Anyways, I had SO much pain and discomfort that I could barely talk. My face looked like a million bees stung it. I couldn't eat, yawn, or laugh. I told him that I needed some kind of relief NOW.

The dentist prescribed an antibiotic for the infection and HYDROCODONE for the pain. Mind you, I am 5 to 6 months pregnant. I asked the dentist if hydrocodone was okay to take while pregnant, and he said yes.

So I was off to the pharmacy, and I double checked with the pharmacist if hydrocodone was okay to take while pregnant. She looked at me like I was crazy. She said it came along with some serious risks... risks that I was not willing to take.

Feeling very disappointed that there was no relief available for a pregnant woman, I reached out to my friends, family, and trusty ol' Google. My cousin emailed me and suggested Young Living essential oils. Honestly, I thought she was crazier than the crazy doctor. But I was desperate, and, if it couldn't hurt, what was I to lose?

So the next day I went to a local shop that sold Young Living essential oils and bought Clove and Thieves. I put a drop of each oil on a Q-tip and applied it on my gums, tooth, cheek (inside and out), and jaw.

I kid you not.... Within 24 hours, I no longer noticed the discomfort. Within 48 hours, my face looked normal again, and by the end of the week I could eat and talk like a normal person.

I was hooked... not to mention my baby was healthy and not introduced to narcotics. I am so grateful for these essential oils!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: pregnancy — "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
2.Associated topics: abscessed-tooth — Study 1: "[Oil pulling] would benefit the general population by giving more confidence in the ancient practices, thus preventing tooth decay and loss." Study 2: "Oil pulling therapy has been equally effective like chlorhexidine on halitosis and organisms, associated with halitosis." Study 3: "The oil pulling therapy showed a reduction in the plaque index, modified gingival scores, and total colony count of aerobic microorganisms in the plaque of adolescents with plaque-induced gingivitis." Study 4: "Oil pulling can be used as an effective preventive adjunct in maintaining and improving oral health." Study 5: "The myth that the effect of oil-pulling therapy on oral health was just a placebo effect has been broken, and there are clear indications of possible saponification and emulsification process, which enhances its mechanical cleaning action."Link
3.Associated topics: abscessed-tooth — "Both clove and benzocaine gels had significantly lower mean pain scores than placebos. No significant difference was observed between clove and benzocaine regarding pain scores. Clove gel might possess a potential to replace benzocaine as a topical [anesthetic] agent before needle insertion."Link

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