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Quick Healing For My Gums Shocked My Dentist


Author: Penny S.
Date: 04-05-2014
Views: 4,416
Word Count: 274
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9547-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I am fanatical about my oral health and always get kudos from my dentist when I go in for my cleanings. So when my hygienist asked me what had changed in my life, I got really nervous! I have been on medication that suppresses my immune system (hopefully oils will change that!) And my gums were very sensitive and bleeding... a lot! I had noticed that when I would eat certain foods that my mouth would burn.

At that point, my dentist recommended three under the gum cleanings and a medicinal mouthwash. At the end of my cleanings (which took 3 months), there was very little improvement. He conceded that it had to be my meds because there was ZERO plaque on my teeth.

A friend had given me the Thieves essential oil blend for another issue, so I thought that I would start swishing with it. Every night I put just a little bit of water in a glass with 2 to 3 drops of Thieves oil and swished after I brushed.

I am sure you can guess... my next dentist visit was a total shocker for my dentist and hygienist. They couldn't believe how good my mouth looked -- and no bleeding and no burning when I would eat. The hygienist even said, "You have to come see her! She is NOT the same patient that is in the notes!"

Now that I am healed, I swish about 2 times a week just to keep whatever it was at bay. I am SO grateful to have found Thieves oil when I did, as I am sure I would still be battling the gum issues without it!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: dental, gingivitis, periodontal, periodontitis, root planing, scaling, tartar.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: immune-system — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
2.Associated topics: immune-system — "Immunomodulatory activity of frankincense oil: Biologically, the oil exhibited a strong immunostimulant activity (90% lymphocyte transformation) when assessed by a lymphocyte proliferation assay."Link
3.Associated topics: immune-system — "Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative [flatulence] and immunomodulatory properties of caraway suggest that it might exert beneficial effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).... CHE and CEO [caraway essential oil] at all doses tested were effective in reducing colon tissue lesions and colitis indices and the efficacy was nearly the same when different doses of plant fractions were administered p.o. or i.p..... These data suggest that caraway fractions are both effective and possess anti-colitic activity irrespective of the dose and route of administration."Link
4.Associated topics: gums,gingivitis — 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
5.Associated topics: immune-system — "These results suggest that the volatile oil of ginger influences both cell-mediated immune response and nonspecific proliferation of T lymphocyte, and may exert beneficial effects in a number of clinical conditions, such as chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases."Link
6.Associated topics: bleeding — "[T]he level and duration of menstrual pain and the amount of menstrual bleeding were significantly lower in the aromatherapy group than in the placebo group. These results suggest that aromatherapy is effective in alleviating menstrual pain, its duration, and excessive menstrual bleeding. Aromatherapy can be provided as a nonpharmacological pain relief measure and as a part of nursing care given to girls suffering of dysmenorrhea or excessive menstrual bleeding."Link
7.Associated topics: bleeding — "[A] pulverized mixture of four herbs including Agrimonia Eupatoria (A), Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertn (N), Boswellia Carteri (B) [Frankincense], and Pollen Typhae Angustifoliae (P)... was first described in Chinese canonical medicine about 2000 years ago for treatment of various trauma disorders, such as hemostasis [bleeding], anti-inflammatory, analgesia [pain], and wound healing, etc.... [W]e showed that local ANBP treatment not only significantly enhanced wound healing by relieving inflammation, increasing formation of granulation tissue, and accelerating re-epithelialization, but [it] also reduced scar formation by decreasing collagen production [and] protuberant height and volume of scars and [by] increasing collagen maturity.... [Results show that ANBP] promot[es] wound healing and alleviat[es] scar formation, which may be an effective therapy for human wounds at the earliest stage."Link
8.Associated topics: gums,gingivitis — "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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