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Dental Surgery Without Regular Anesthesia


Author: Sally C.
Date: 06-20-2012
Views: 1,944
Word Count: 145
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 7437-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 4

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Last year, I had extensive dental surgery and was fortunate enough to have a dentist who allowed me to prepare for and care for my mouth in my own way. I refused pre-op antibiotics and sedative medication; also post-op antibiotics. My alternative was lots of essential oils. I use NingXia Red regularly so I was confident my immune system was ready for the onslaught.

Other than ice packs to help with the swelling, I used Young Living Basil essential oil as an anti-inflammatory right across the upper jaw line of my face, also Helichrysum as an anticoagulant; I used Thieves spray inside my mouth many times during the day. Other than some slight discomfort, I had no trouble and was delighted with my dentist's reaction. He was quite amazed how well I healed. I'm 65 years old and wouldn't ever be without Young Living Essential Oils.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: dental — 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: surgery-(post-operative) — "Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."Link
3.Associated topics: dental — "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
4.Associated topics: surgery-(post-operative) — "[T]he influence of essential oils (mainly tea tree, lavender, chamomile, thyme and ocimum [basil] oils) on wound healing and their potential application in clinical practice."Link

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