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Worry About Bleeding Gums?

Posted by Anne on 12/26/2006

I have been oil pulling for a week once in the morning for about 20 minutes. Todayy I noticed bleeding in one of the receding gums that wasn't bleeding before. is this part of a healing effect, for it to get worse before better? It is quite dramatic and alarming. Any comments?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear Anne: It might be a bacterial infection. If so, swish around your mouth with 10% baking soda and 1% hydrogen peroxide solution to kill it. It takes only a minute or two. Then apply peppermint oil to the area to reduce the inflammation and bleeding. Need to apply about two to three times a day to be helpful. If this is done for about three days everything should be o.k. and if the conditions normalizes you can proceed with the oil pulling if you want to.