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Bleeding Cavity In My Son's Baby Tooth


Author: Vlasta R.
Date: 12-26-2014
Views: 2,843
Word Count: 446
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10343-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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Our 7-year-old son got himself a bad cavity (after mommy and daddy stopped brushing his teeth and he started all by himself). When I say bad... it was bad -- so much so that it started bleeding. Who knew!?

Our dentist said that he does not like to put a filling on a baby tooth if there is a molar already coming in within the next year. So he said that he would put a filling on it if it started to hurt.

Sure enough, the cavity started bleeding, and our son was in agony; and, as it always goes, it was a weekend. I started putting a drop of Oregano essential oil, neat (undiluted), in the cavity and on the tooth itself. I did that three times a day over the weekend. The cavity stopped bleeding, and the discomfort was all gone by Sunday.

On Monday I called the dentist, and he said that, if it really was that bad, he would just pull the tooth. When we were seen on Tuesday, I told our dentist what I did, and both he and his dental assistant had never heard of anyone using Oregano essential oil on a cavity. It was the condition of our son's cavity and surrounding gum that made them both very interested. The dentist could not believe that the cavity had been bleeding previously, as it was all healed up now.

Our dentist is not a natural/holistic dentist, but he does not do fluoride treatments and has the correct protocols for mercury filling removals. So I was surprised that he had never come across Oregano oil before. He and the dental assistant did not even know what it is! I explained to them that it is a natural antibiotic. It kills the bacteria, so I was thinking that the bacteria may be what causes the cavity. Therefore, eliminate bacteria and stop the cavity from getting bigger, right?

I continued using the Oregano essential oil on my son for one week, twice a day, and then for another week just after he brushed his teeth at night. I stopped the regimen when our son told us that he could eat on that side and because he was tired of laying on the ottoman with his head down for a minute with Oregano oil in his tooth (it was the top molar).

My son has had no problems whatsoever in the next 11 months that it took for that poor shell of a tooth to come out. And he only got a penny for it, LOL. The new tooth underneath is perfect.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: bacteria — "[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."Link
2.Associated topics: bacteria — "The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
3.Associated topics: bacteria — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
4.Associated topics: bacteria — "14 plant essential oils -- anise (Pimpinella anisum), bay leaves (Laurus nobilis), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hop (Humulus lupulus), Istanbul oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum), Izmir oregano (Origanum onites), mint (Mentha piperita), myrtus (Myrtus communis), orange peel (Citrus sinensis), sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymbra spicata), and Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) -- were related to inhibition of 10 bacteria (Listeria innocua, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Yersinia enterocolitica, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella oxytoca)."Link
5.Associated topics: bacteria — "Streptococcus pyogenes [strep] plays an important role in the pathogenesis of tonsillitis.... [T]hyme, cinnamon, lemongrass, tea tree, lavender, oregano, clove, palmarosa, or cajeput [melaleuca] EOs [essential oils] are known to be active against Streptococcus pyogenes, while oregano, basil, mint [peppermint], rosemary, and lavender EOs are known to inhibit another Gram-positive bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus [staph].... We showed that cinnamon presented the higher activity against S. pyogenes compared to the other EOs tested.... 14 [essential oils] showed antibacterial activity against Streptococcus pyogenes.... Among them Cinnamomum verum [cinnamon bark], Cymbopogon citratus [Xiang Mao], Thymus vulgaris CT thymol [thyme], Origanum compactum [oregano], and Satureja montana [Mountain Savory] essential oils exhibited significant antibacterial activity. The in vitro results reported here suggest that, for patients suffering from bacterial throat infections, if aromatherapy is used, these essential oils, considered as potential antimicrobial agents, should be preferred."Link
6.Associated topics: bacteria — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link
7.Associated topics: bacteria — "Lavender essential oil displays the stronger antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation in a linoleic acid model system and good antibacterial activity against four rhinitis-related bacteria including staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus ascoformans, Proteus vulgaris, and Escherichia coli."Link
8.Associated topics: bacteria — "To evaluate the eradication of house dust mites (HDM)... by direct contact using the essential clove oil (Eugenia caryophyllus).... A pilot study was initiated to determine the killing power of clove oil.... SEMs revealed dead mites on the fibers.... The zone of inhibition indicated significant clearance for all the bacteria and fungi indicating greater biocidal activity when compared to the controls.... Clove oil is a promising agent for killing dust mites with a potential use in dust-mite laden mattresses."Link

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