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Gums Were So Swollen I Could Not Open My Mouth


Author: Michelle R.
Skill: ZYTO Compass
Date: 02-07-2014
Views: 2,235
Word Count: 116
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9336-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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I currently have a swollen gum over my bottom right wisdom tooth, and it makes to where I can't open my mouth and I have a ton of pain with it. Normally, I would take a ton of pain killers and antibiotics. I took the antibiotics yesterday and one pain med. However, I couldn't tell much difference.

I happened to experiment with my oils and put one drop of Peppermint oil and one drop of Thieves oil directly on my gums after I brushed my teeth and used the Thieves mouthwash.

Just four hours later my pain has almost completely subsided, and I can open my mouth twice as far as I could yesterday!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: antibiotic — "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
2.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
3.Associated topics: dental,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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