If its an abcess that forms on the gum, theres a few things you can do-saltwater rinses all the time, rinse with hydrogen peroxide and water, tea tree oil mixed in water.
ground cloves or clove oil on the gum/abcess to stop pain.
you also need to watch you diet;no nuts beans grains as they cntain phytic acid which out teeth dont like.
Cod liver oil added to diet.
butter,eggs cheese organic grass fed meats.
no sugar,flour etc.
supplements;vitC,calcium, magnesium ,zinc, co-enzymeQ10, K2,coderliver oil for A/D, extra vit D, vit b.
also add loads of garlic, ac vinegar(diluted with water drunk through a straw, chlorophyll(if you dont get enough greens), cayenne pepper,
for a sweetner use manuka honey for added medicinal purposes.
also have a look around this guys site.
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