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Traumatic Wisdom Tooth Extraction


Author: Angie S.
Date: 10-27-2011
Views: 18,592
Word Count: 431
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 6446-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 2

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My husband recently went to his regular dentist to have a wisdom tooth extracted. He was not sent to an oral surgeon because the dentist felt it would be a "simple" extraction. He was wrong. It had not been apparent before-hand, but the tooth was fused to the bone and when the tooth was removed a good chunk of the bone came with it.

My husband said the dentist was noticeably quite concerned about the turn this "simple" extraction took. He told my husband that it would leave a noticeable sunken area on his face (which it did), but that the bone would likely fill back in in about a year! He gave him TWO prescriptions for pain medications, fully expecting him to fill both of them.

My husband returned home from the dentist (without the pain meds) and began almost immediately with Clove & Frankincense. Because he was still bleeding quite a bit, he used a full gauze pad (with the 2 oils on it) changing it several times that day. (We missed the section of the essential oils reference book that listed Geranium & Wintergreen for bleeding gums - he should have used those!)

Once the bleeding subsided, he cut a piece of gauze pad in 1/2 and folded it up so it could more easily fit between his cheek and upper gum and he continued saturating one end of it with the two oils. He placed it in his mouth so it was laying on the "site". He changed that out and repeated this about every two hours over the course of the first afternoon and evening - less frequent on Day 2. He continued this process (oil-saturated gauze) as needed for the pain - about 3 more times over that week.

According to my husband, Clove Oil works really well for gum pain. He had a dentist appointment in one week to remove the stiches, however, the wound had healed really well and the stiches had already released. The dentist was amazed at how well and how quickly he was healing and indicated how surprised he was that my husband had not needed to fill the pain prescriptions. (FYI: the dentist himself called twice in the first couple of days to make sure he was okay and not needing more pain meds.) With the use of the oils, my husband told him the pain was never any worse than a 2 or 3 on a scale of 10 - so he never needed the drugs. He has recovered quickly.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: dental,gums — 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,jaw-pain,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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