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Addressing Periodontal Disease And My Teeth

Author: Allison D.
Date: 10-30-2010
Views: 12,900
Word Count: 224
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 4797-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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I'm 49 and have had gum issues for about 20 years. Periodontal surgery twice for large pockets and infection. The last surgery was about 10 years ago. Six months ago the dentist and subsequently his periodontist said I had a 7mm pocket and that I should have surgery.

I believe scraping the teeth is a precursor to this in many situations. I went to a holistic dentist for a second opinion. He thought if I was diligent and added a waterpik I could maintain the gums. So I decided to do that.

For 2 months I was diligent about first flossing with Thieves floss, then using a proxy brush in larger gaps between my teeth, then brushing with Thieves toothpaste, then using the waterpik with the gum attachment.

At first I added an herbal gum irrigant to the water (that I got from the holistic dentist) and used in the waterpik. After I ran out I added about 3 drops of the Thieves oil blend. And then I finished by swishing the Thieves mouthwash.

Two months later that pocket was 3mm and my teeth were in great shape.

Also if I have a sore place on my gums I usually rub Thieves or Clove on it and it is gone in a couple of days.

I did this tooth routine only once a day in the morning.

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: dental, gingivitis, mouth, oral, periodontitis, pulp.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: dental,periodontal-disease,gums,gum-disease — 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: dental,periodontal-disease,gums — "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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