Remedy: Oil pulling
Oil pulling, how it works, why it works, instructions on how to use oil pulling, important notes on use, traditional natural home remedy for this list of ailments.
Comment posted by Han of cambridge, Ontario, Canada on 16 February 2017 at 19:12 4475
The dentist told me that I would require a root canal, as part of my filling chipped off and there seems to be a cavity that is causing infection. In addition to that my gum is swollen up! Being pregnant I am limited with my choices so I tried this natural way (oil pulling) and it did help a lot with my toothache even at the first try! This is great temporary relief till I figure out my next step after talking to my midwife.
Comment posted by Gillb101 of Worthing , West Sussex , United Kingdom on 20 September 2016 at 8:28 4271
I started oil pulling two weeks ago. I'm using coconut oil and pulling for 10-20 minutes in the morning and before bed. My mouth was a mess, it tasted really bad to me. The taste would go for five to ten minutes after brushing and using mouthwash but then it would come back. After two weeks my mouth feels,really clean and I don't have the horrible taste anymore. I have noticed that I have an infection under one tooth that the dentist didn't pick up on at my last check up a month ago and that's where the horrible taste was coming from but that has started to clear up in the last few days. My teeth are definitely whiter and more glossy. I've noticed that the infected tooth is also loose which, again, the dentist didn't mention so will keep an eye on that. If it doesn't improve I'll head back to the dentist but am going to see what happens when the infection clears up first. Generally my mouth just feels better. My skin looks clearer too, whether that is connected or not I can't say. Positive result so far, will wait and see how things improve.
Comment posted by Computerman of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA on 17 June 2016 at 16:5 4123
I had long term gum disease....some tooth loss with 5 gone. Partial dentures. Have all the remainder natural, including all molars and wisdom teeth. Upper right molar has a GI issued 49 year old temporary filling that seems to have let in some bacteria a few days ago. The result was gum boil. I could not chew on the right at all and could barely stand to eat anything. I oil pulled with coconut oil, once daily just before bed, and wearing a bite guard to sleep. 48 hours later the gum drained, the swelling gone. After 72 hours I was eating again with the entire mouth...still a slightly swollen lymph node on right jaw line. Now a week after the excruciating pain with oil pulling of only about 10 minutes daily, I see whitening of some long term lower front teeth stained from my first 50 years of smoking and coffee. Actually see some renewal of gum tissue in the entire mouth and some tooth tightening back up. It actually works.
Comment posted by Kerrylinda of Molong, New South Wales, Australia on 6 February 2016 at 10:15 3893
My lower right back tooth was so painful and swollen I couldn't close my mouth nor could I eat. I tried coconut oil pulling with a large teaspoonful swishing around my mouth for 20 mins whilst I showered and got ready for work. I truly couldn't believe it - the swelling went right down to normal by the time I spat it out on the grass in our garden. The swelling stayed subsided all day. As it reared it's ugly head once more in the evening I oil pulled once more. I slept well. I repeated the oil pulling the next day and now, this morning, day 3 I have woken up with a normal mouth. I feel that the infection is still there, lurking around, so I will continue the process for the next couple of weeks to see what happens. Maybe I could write another comment at he end of February!
Comment posted by LL of San Francisco, CA, USA on 17 September 2014 at 17:59 2873
I looked up natural methods to combat gum disease, because I had lost my job and health insurance and had yet to receive a new health plan thru CoveredCA. I started trying oil pulling with the only oil I had at hand, sesame oil. Yeah, it is gross at first, but just a few days of it and I noticed a huge difference. Up until that point, I had serious jaw pain and could barely take a bite with the back molars (3 crowns total) or the lower front, which felt weakened from gum disease. Now, I feel no pain whatsoever. This is pretty darned amazing. My teeth feel clean. I can smile without pain again. I feel like a normal human again
Comment posted by Jessica CUPP of Kansas City, MO, USA on 29 May 2014 at 15:4 2592
I dont get it. Been oil pulling with cold press srraight sesame oil off and on for almost two weeks and still get toothaches throughout the night. So tired of the pain. And I constantly burp sesame tastes. Tired of this so No. Dont waste your time.
Comment posted by Soul of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom on 24 August 2013 at 6:51 1346
Garlic cured an infected wisdom tooth I had for years. Oil pulling with tumeric and garlic infused sunflower oil also helped heal my damaged teeth.
Comment posted by Margaret of Sydney, NSW, Australia on 30 July 2012 at 9:51 707
I have periodontal disease and was told that being diabetic is probably the cause, contributing factor. When I had problems a couple of years back I used oil pulling and the pain in the tooth I was concerned with stopped. From time to time I still do it but am supposed to have dental treatment for it but will be on a waiting list. I have dry mouth, dry eye as well. The eye specialist put me on omeaga 3 supplements and said the dry mouth is also a symptom. The dentist asked me if I drink enough water (yes) and she was interested in what the eye doctor told me. I stopped taking the supplements because the ones he supplied were expensive. I will give this another try as it does help a lot, just a bit of a nuisance.
Comment posted by Janet of North East, Victoria, Australia on 30 November 2011 at 17:14 535
I was put on two lots antibiotics due to acute periodontal infections, and was told about oil pulling by the naturopath at the health shop I purchased some probiotics from. Three days after finishing the antibiotics the infection returned, so I started oil pulling twice a day using sesame oil with a drop of wild oregano oil in it. The next day the pain had stopped, then the swelling and inflammation vanished. I've kept up the oil pulling, alternating between sesame oil and coconut oil every month and I haven't had any gum problems since. Also my skin has improved quite markedly, my teeth are whiter, and I don't suffer from a dry mouth any more.
Comment posted by Carolyn of Crystal Lake, WI, USA on 26 August 2011 at 13:27 498
Oil pulling twice a day with sesame oil as instructed by holistic dentist gave me relief from tooth pain.