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Canker Sores and Dental Work

Posted by Janet on 11/13/2006

I read oil pulling is not recommended for those taking antibiotics before dental work. Should I stop oil pulling since I do this? I have constant canker sores and was hoping this would be a remedy for me. Can I just not oil pull before dental work? I don't understand the harm. Thank you.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear Janet: A canker sore remedy is often to acidic body and constant constipation, or minor consitipation where the body has no ready means of getting rid of the toxins. I would prefer you just take baking soda + citric acid 1/4 teaspoon each to 1/2 glass of water and take it 2 times a day, once in the morning and one before bedtime. Monitoring urinary pH is important that you get it within pH of 6-7. Most people with canker sores have urinary pH of just 5-5.9. Eating less fried foods, eating slowly, and less sugar, no potato chips, chocolates and no fruit drinks will help much. Taking some milk of magnesia will help reduce constipation the safest, if the formulation contains no aluminum compound.

The reason why it is not done before dental work is the fear of herx effect occuring after dental work. So if you are doing oil pulling presently and you have no problems with this, no herx effect, then you can continue to do so. Adding peppermint oil one drop to one teaspoon can often reduce the Herx effect.