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My Root Canal And Apicoectomy Failed

Author: Candace T.
Date: 01-22-2016
Views: 1,636
Word Count: 227
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10864-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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I had a root canal in 1986, and the tooth flared up again in 2007. The endodontist retreated it with removing the old root canal material and doing it again.

In March of 2015 it started to flared up. Again I went to the endodontist but he didn't feel retreating a third time would help, so he referred me to the oral surgeon.

The oral surgeon ended up doing an apicoectomy and all was fine for about two weeks. This surgery involved making an incision, trimming the end off of the offending root, cleaning it out and adding a bone graft. However, a large knot soon appeared at the end of the root. The surgeon put me on antibiotics and steroids.

Eventually the knot went away, but as soon as the meds were out of my system, it returned. He said there was nothing else he could do but extract my tooth. As a dental hygienist, that is against all of my being!

So I decided to try using the Thieves oil blend. I put a drop, neat, on the knot 2 times a day for a week. The infection and knot went away. I put a drop on once a week for a month, after that, for good measure.

It is now Jan 2016 and I have not had any more trouble!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: teeth — 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
2.Associated topics: teeth — "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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