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My Tooth Was Hurting Way Too Much!

Author: Jeffrey K.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 07-07-2006
Views: 10,429
Word Count: 516
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 1565-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I had a swollen area right under tooth # 22, the eye tooth on my left lower jaw. This tooth was hurting me so much, I had to walk around with cotton balls soaked in various essential oils, such as Peppermint, Clove, the Thieves and Abundance oil blends. These oils helped keep the pain away for awhile. I had to change to fresh cotton balls at night, and it helped as well.

One night however, the pain became so intense, I couldn't sleep. The cotton balls weren't working like they had before, especially since I had run out of Clove, Thieves, and Abundance, the Melrose blend, and Peppermint. I was using other oils and they weren't helping much.

I had to work the next day and was exhausted from no sleep. To make matters worse, we had to fly out to Texas from Florida, to visit my two sons, daughters in law, and grandson. I was in no mood, for visiting, or being around people and being cheerful. It was memorial day weekend, so I suffered with tooth pain all that four day weekend, since every dentist office in Fort Worth was closed.

I finally got in to see a dentist four days later, and he referred me to an oral surgeon for an emergency tooth extraction under general anesthesia. The oral surgeon wanted to take the tooth out the following morning.

Unfortunately, we had a room reservation made by our son and daughter in law, to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The oral surgery dentist agreed to postpone the extraction for one more day. I was going to be put under general anesthesia, and be pumped full of drugs, something I am totally against!

I called a non-Young Living person who is knowlegable, to see if he had any suggestions or information about tooth decay, and tooth pain. He did: Brush your teeth with Oregano Oil on your toothbrush! I know how nasty Oregano Oil can taste, but with my pain, and the apparent infection, I did not care how bad it was.

I started brushing my teeth with Oregano Oil, on top of Detarome Plus toothpaste, plus I started using Detarome Mouthwash to chase it. After that, I would swallow this mixture. Ever since then, the pain has vanished, and hasn't come back since.

The swelling at the bottom of the tooth is still there, but significantly reduced. I can eat on that side of my mouth with no problems. Hot and cold does not bother me like it used to.

My dentist in Florida said that the nerve is dead, which is why I have no pain. I still feel the tooth, like my other teeth though. It is not numb, and feels fine. My wife and a friend stated that the tooth, and area below it looks better than it did before. I think so too.

I am still not out of the woods with that tooth, but it has not hurt me in 5 weeks. Notice that I still have the tooth, despite the fact that I was scheduled for emergency tooth extraction well over a month ago!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: infection — "[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: infection — "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: infection — "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: infection — "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: infection — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
6.Associated topics: infection — "[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: dental,toothache,cavities-/-caries-/-decay — 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
8.Associated topics: infection — "[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link

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