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01-14-2010, 10:49 AM
I have an awful gum infection and I don't see a dentist for another month and a half. I've been flossing and brushing a lot, and rinsing with salt water. Does anyone have any other suggestions? I'm terrified of it getting really out of hand (but am afraid it might already be.)
01-14-2010, 11:04 AM
try oil pulling with coconut oil. you can add a couple drops of clove oil or peppermint oil to it too if it's really bad
01-14-2010, 11:16 AM
Thank you, I hadn't thought of that. Does it have to be coconut, or could I use sesame?
01-14-2010, 11:24 AM
Oil pulling, swishing with salt water, clove or peppermint oil to relieve the pain, diluted GSE internally and as a mouthwash to stop the infection.
01-14-2010, 11:34 AM
Sorry, but what is GSE?
01-14-2010, 11:42 AM
Sorry, but what is GSE?
I think Revvell is referring to grapefruit seed extract. I hope you feel better soon. Sending positive energy your way!
01-14-2010, 11:53 AM
I have two other suggestions, as well as the oil pulling and/or the grapefruit seed extract.
Place a slice of, or a minced pinch of garlic over the area for a good while.
I placed a slice of garlic on an abscessed tooth for about a half hour, where the gum by a molar began to blister up. It was almost entirely cleared up by the next morning. The evening of that second day a piece of skin was released and it was like it never happened.
The other remedy, I used for a toothache involving a cavity that I believe the beginnings of a cold made more sensitive. I made a paste of slippery elm and packed it into the area of the cavity-the cheek side of the space between two teeth. Almost immediately the pain subsided. Honestly, it was within seconds that the pain went away. I've used slippery elm poultice to help with other things like deeply cracked fingers, an abraded knee, a ringworm spot, and my wife said it took away the pain of a burn from a hot melt glue gun.
01-14-2010, 12:12 PM
wow, awesome remedy street! I wrote that one down! I've chewed on raw garlic before for a toothache too. Also for the start of a cold, and gone immediately. YUM...
I would suggest if it's an active infection to use coconut oil over sesame for it's anti-bacterial properties. It's all I've ever used for OP after reading Bruce Fife's book on the subject
01-14-2010, 02:16 PM
Thank you all so much for the suggestions. I definitely am aware of the healing properties of garlic! I'll do that tonight while I'm watching my daily episdode of The Tudors. (What can I say...I'm a sucker for Elizabethan history?) :)
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