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I recently watched a bunch of videos about oil pulling and decided to give it a shot. I mean what do I really have to lose since my teeth are already in a bad state. Has anyone tried it and their teeth gotten worse?? I woke up today and found my gum swollen in between a couple teeth. Just wondering if this may have something to do with it or if it is just another issue to add to my list 😐😐
 

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Hi Gfan, as far as I've heard there is no evidence that oil pulling does anything to teeth, but I do not think it does any harm (and I believe in alternative medicine so I think they knew what they're doing in Ayurveda, so imo there must be some health benefits to that technique). I don't think the swelling comes from the oil pulling (what oil are you using?), it might be more just a coincidence that you got it now. Flossing gently and keeping the areas clean should help you to be ok in few days. Difflam also helps (according to @Gordon).
 
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I asked my dentist about both oil pulling and charcoal toothpaste, and she wasn’t a fan of either. I think the swelling on your gum is probably a coincidence, because while I am not sure oil pulling has any real benefits (and like @Enarete I do believe in non-traditional medicine) I don’t think it is likely to cause harm beyond being time-consuming, and possibly tummy trouble if you accidentally swallow oil.
 
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Thanks to you both for the replies. I kind of figured it was coincidence, but wanted to make sure nobody else has had any issues. I was kind of leery about continuing, but also thought maybe it would help the swelling a bit?
 
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Thanks to you both for the replies. I kind of figured it was coincidence, but wanted to make sure nobody else has had any issues. I was kind of leery about continuing, but also thought maybe it would help the swelling a bit?
I am absolutely not a dentist, but I would probably switch to Peroxyl, Corsodyl, or salt dissolved in boiled water then cooled a bit so it’s not too hot if your gum is inflamed. (Particularly if it feels tender.)
 
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Gfan,

Just wanted to say I totally can understand why you tried. Back in my youtube days when I would spend endless hours on the channel , I remember alot of things about oil pulling too.. Hope your issues find resolve :)
 
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For me Diflam (or Difflam?) is a miracle. You can rinse with it or spray it on.
 
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Yes, you can get it in pharmacy. It is usually used for sore throat. You can get it as a spray or a solution to rinse with. In UK at least, not sure where are you from?
 
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Ok. The main ingredient is called Benzydamine hydrochloride so if you get to the pharmacy they should be able to find a product that contains it (in case the inflamation doesn‘t go away on it‘s own - in my experience after few days it does anyway)
 
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