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My Painful Gum Abscess Eliminated

Author: Nicki C.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 01-13-2010
Views: 9,894
Word Count: 283
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 4058-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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While on brief vacation in FL, I developed a toothache. It began early in the day on a Sunday. The only oils I had with me were Clove, Peppermint and Helichrysum. Not knowing the cause, I put a drop of each on the gum line near the tooth. I did that three times that day, and the same on the following days.

On Monday, it felt better but it was still there, therefore I used the drops again. On the flight home that evening it began throbbing really bad. Once we landed at our destination, I took out the Clove oil and put two drops on the area. When I got home, the pain was the worst it had been since the beginning. I couldn't eat or chew so decided to take a prescription drug for the pain. I slept all night.

On day 3 the pain was still there though quite diminished. I was able to work all day and eat. I noted some bleeding that night while applying the Clove oil with a q-tip, but no pain. However, during the night into Wednesday morning, I was awakened by the throbbing pain again.

On Wednesday morning, I finally called my periodontist. By the time I got there the pain was gone again. I was examined and told I had an abscess. However, I did not require any antibiotics. The abscess was gone and I was in the end stages.

I really didn't want to take antibiotics because of their effect on the digestive tract, so I was thrilled when he said I didn't need them.

Hail to the therapeutic grade Young Living Oils. Four days and the abscess was gone and so was the pain.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: abscessed-tooth,dental,tooth-/-teeth,toothache — 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: abscessed-tooth,dental,tooth-/-teeth,toothache — "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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