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Which is the order of mixing of oil, acacia, and water in the dry-gum method of making an emulsion?

Which is the order of mixing of oil, acacia, and water in the dry-gum method of making an emulsion?

Prednicarbate: Prednicarbate is a relatively new topical steroid. Depending on the amount ingested, i presume it was minute, likely nothing will happen. ...Read more

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What is the order of mixing oil, acacia, and water in the dry-gum method of making an emulsion?

What is the order of mixing oil, acacia, and water in the dry-gum method of making an emulsion?

Oil-acacia-water: Add 4 parts volume of oil, 2 parts of water, 1 part of gum. You can add all parts at once mixing vigorously until a thick emulsion is formed. ...Read more

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Can clove oil cause nerve damage on gum if it's diluted and used a few times a day?

Can clove oil cause nerve damage on gum if it's diluted and used a few times a day?

Very briefly: It only masks dental pain for very brief times while you're awaiting your appointment. It will not remove the need for appropriate care - but to get through a wait, a diluted well-spaced use will not be likely to damage nerves or even gum tissue. Just remember that it is not a treatment - only a relief. Hope your dental care will go well. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help rebuild the gum line alternatively to gum grafts. I heard that oil pulling can do this.. is it true? are there other methods?

Is there a way to help rebuild the gum line alternatively to gum grafts. I heard that oil pulling can do this.. is it true? are there other methods?

See a periodontist: The oil pulling does not reverse the effects of gum disease and it's important that patients are made fully aware of that. See a periodontist for evaluation and gum grafting treatment. ...Read more

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Is it common or possible for fish oil to cause inflammation of the gums and/or mouth?

Is it common or possible for fish oil to cause inflammation of the gums and/or mouth?

Not likely: Common side effects of fish oils are gastrointestinal like nausea. They also frequently cause a fishy taste. More significantly the can lead to excessive lowering of blood sugar in diabetics and bleeding problems in patients on anticoagulants, like coumadin, Aspirin or plavix. No oral/dental inflammation has been reported. ...Read more

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Is it possible the canola oil can cause inflammation of the gums and or allergic reaction in the mouth?

Is it possible the canola oil can cause inflammation of the gums and or allergic reaction in the mouth?

Unlikely: In theory anything we eat or drink could cause gum inflammation due to an allergic response, but not likely. I have not heard anything specific about canola oil and would bet that your gum inflammation has more to do with your daily oral hygiene and how long it's been since you had a professional cleaning. ...Read more

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What can I do for chemical burns in my mouth from clove oil? I didn't know it had to be diluted, so now I have ulcers on my gums.

What can I do for chemical burns in my mouth from clove oil? I didn't know it had to be diluted,  so now I have ulcers on my gums.

See your dentist: For evaluation, x-ray and dental treatment. But be careful in the future, clove oil is very strong and can cause burns inside your mouth if used incorrectly. ...Read more

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After eating cheese toast I have inflammation on gums behind my front teeth for 4 days unabated even after use of benzocaine, clove oil, and peroxide?

 After eating cheese toast I have inflammation on gums behind my front teeth for 4 days unabated even after use of benzocaine, clove oil, and peroxide?

Irritation: You're continually irritating an area that is already inflammed with all the medicaments you are applying. The area will heal on its own after a few days. Stay away from spicy and acidic foods and avoid traumatizing the area any further while it heals. ...Read more

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Is oil pulling good for someone to do? What does it to to your body?

Is oil pulling good for someone to do? What does it to to your body?

NO, See a dentist: The oil pulling does not reverse the effects of tooth decay, and it's important that patients are made fully aware of that. See a dentist for evaluation and treatment. If not treated, tooth decay can cause pain, infection, and tooth loss. Take care. ...Read more

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