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Gums Swelled Up After Sledding Accident


Author: Amber V.
Date: 03-21-2014
Views: 1,435
Word Count: 172
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9493-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 7

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While sledding on about 4 inches of frozen sleet and snow, my son fell and hit his mouth hard. He did not bust anything, and no teeth appeared to be injured.

The next morning, however, his top gum was very swollen, almost covering his top front and side teeth. The gum was bruised to a deep reddish purple. It looked horrible, and it was very uncomfortable for him.

It was suggested to me that I rub a drop of Frankincense on his gum. So I diluted a drop with coconut oil to cut the taste and rubbed it around his teeth. He didn't care for the taste, but he was a trooper.

In less than 20 minutes the swelling had reduced significantly. An hour later his gum was completely back to normal. It was amazing!

Now I use Frankincense for all sorts of bruises and minor injuries. I even use it on acne bumps for my older son, and it does a wonderful job in taking the swelling and discoloration down. I love my oils!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: acne-/-pimples-/-zits — "Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."Link
2.Associated topics: 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: acne-/-pimples-/-zits — "Tea tree oil... has become increasingly popular as an antimicrobial for the treatment of conditions such as tinea pedis [athlete’s foot] and acne....[T]ea tree oil can reduce histamine-induced skin inflammation."Link
4.Associated topics: acne-/-pimples-/-zits — "Topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne vulgaris.... Tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. These properties have formed the basis of its use in the treatment of a range of superficial dermatoses such as cuts, insect bites, boils, and dermatophytosis [ringworm]."Link
5.Associated topics: acne-/-pimples-/-zits — "[W]e suggest that Geumgamja [Korean Citrus obovoides] and Cheonyahagyul [Citrus natsudaidai] essential oils are attractive acne-mitigating candidates for topical application... against acne-inducing bacteria."Link
6.Associated topics: acne-/-pimples-/-zits — "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
7.Associated topics: 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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