“Heal Thyself” (Part 4): Three dentists failed to diagnose my advanced periodontal gum disease. ……….but I healed it on my own.

I am not trying to hate on the medical industry. But I can never reconcile how three separate dentists on three separate occasions totally missed and obvious condition that I was complaining about. Fourtunately for me, I properly disgnosed it my self and healed the condition on my own all naturally even after one dentist suggested surgery….Once again, I consider myself lucky that I love to research things pertaining to health, because I was able to totally reverse and heal this condition.


I have always had good teeth. When on a first date, there is a 50/50 change that the girl could say "You have nice teeth" or "You have a nice smile", or "Your teeth are so straight". Nonetheless I noticed this progressive problem with my small tooth on top, the one next to the two big ones. At first, I noticed it becoming crooked, and a year later, there was a large bump above the tooth in the middle of the gumline. Wasn't painful, but the bump got large and I could feel it in the inside of my upper lip. Later on, the bump would burst, and there would be bleeding or a kinda white puss coming out. I don't wanna gross anyone out, but I have to give the detail in case anyone else has the same condition. Hopefully, my next date won't read this until after she's really digging me, because I got my perfect healthy teeth back. Anyhoo, over the course of a few months, three dentists gave me exams and below is the diagnosis from each.

Dentist 1: At this point there was no noticeable issue except the tooth was getting crooked. The dentist suggested a $2000 procedure where he puts a new face on the tooth so it aligns with the other teeth.

Dentist 2: At this point the bump was there, there has started to be a little occasional blood coming from the gumline, the source obviously from under the gum. The dentist took xRays, told me there seemed not to be any root damage, probably just some irritation causing the inflammation. He suggested it will "go away".

Dentist 3: He said that I would need surgery, to cut away the dead tissue, although he never truly told me what the problem was. Besides, this would have not solved any future problems because the condition could have attacked any other tooth in the future.

As always, I sensed that I had to look into this myself, because these guys either had no clue, or they were withholding the issue from me, using me as their "cash cow", to make the most of by dental insurance. I knew for sure that Dentist 1, was operating like that, I can't say for sure about the other two. Anyhoo, I did one of my infamous Google searches and googled up something line "dental problems bump gums". I ran across the exact condition that I had, I know that for fact because the conditions were exactly the same. I have that gift to be able to distinguish if someone on the web is just saying "anything", or if he or she is something real that needs to be carefully looked at. The article is very short but, it saved my tooth, and probably will allow me to keep all my teeth the rest of my life, now that I know what is going on in the mouth. The article can be found here and is called How to Eliminate the Dentist from Your Life.

The bottom line to all this is that germs can separate the attachment of the gums from the tooth, and after that , bacteria can burrow under the gums and colonize. Once that process starts, the gums will proceed to detatch from the tooth, causing teeth to get crooked. As it gets worse, the "pocket", as it is called, becomes more and more infected. Traditional dentistry can cut out the dead tissue in the pocket, but they have not resolved the real issue, nor does this procedure allow the patient the proper information to prevent this from happening to another area of the mouth. In the end, the teeth start to fall out or must be pulled out, one of the reasons older people sometimes lose all their teeth.

Now I am in no way affiliated with any company nor am I trying to sell anything to anyone. However I have to recommend my Oral Irrigator, the Hydrofloss. to everyone. As I said before, it is something that you should use everyday, whether you have this condition or not, because it will keep any pockets from developing and keep the teeth and gum's healthy. Teeth are "squeaky clean". I can't say enough about about it. You don't necessarily need to by this particular brand of irrigator I suppose, others work just as well I'm sure. There are some bad reviews of this product on amazon, but mine has been going strong for 2.5 years. There are several types of "tips" that go into the mouth depending on your needs. I use several, but the "cannula" tip is the one that is kind of like a plastic needle that is inserted under the gumline to flush out the pocket. Not really painful, don't worry

….below the cannula tip that is inserted under the gumline to flush out bacteria pockets with water and the healthy healing formula of PerioCleanse Oral Irrigator fluid.

If you don't have that condition, the other tips work similar to a toothbrush, but the pulsating water does the work. Takes a while to get the hang of using it, and it can get a little messy at first with water shooting over all over the place. I've learned the secret of controlling the mess is the keep mouth closed and the lips sealed and just let the water drizzle out to crontrol water spraying all over the place

. I would also recommend the PerioCleanse Oral Irrigator fluid. Perio Cleanse contains a blend of natural Herbs and ingredients that are:

Phytoplenolin (Centipeda Cunninghamii Extract), Bio-Chelated Extracts of Echinacea Purpurea Tops (Echinacea Purpurea), Calendula Flower (Calendula Officinalis), Olive Leaf (Olea Europaea), Black Walnut Green Hulls (Juglans Nigra), Gotu Kola Herb (Centella Asiatica), Chamomile Flower (Chamomilla Recutita [Matricaria], Green Tea Leaf (Camellia Sinensis), Prickly Ash Bark (Zanthoxylum Americanum) and Grapefruit Seed (Citrus Grandis), Essential Oils of Peppermint (Mentha Piperita), Oregano (Origanum Vulgare), Clove (Eugenia Caryophyllus), Thyme (Thymus vulgaris), Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), Cinnamon (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum) and Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globules), Bio-Saponin (Saponins), Folic Acid, Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone), Aloe Vera Phytogel (Aloe Barbadensis) and Chlorophyll.

You just pump a few pumps into the water, to help nourish the gums naturally, without chemicals and such. I actually have a second travel irrigator that I take on trips to flush out my teeth when I am on the road.

Now I can understand from experience that the body, being a Gaia (self regulation system), is totally capable of healing itself, given the right conditions and the right environment. Now with new my aresenal of equipment and information, I should be able to keep all my teeth my entire life, which is great because, as you can see from this website, I love to eat.  It's and awesome thing to experience the body heal itself.

And that's to tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth. 

Update to post 2/25/2012 – Met a girl on the street yesterday and while talking she interrupted me and said "You have such nice teeth". I joking responded by saying "You take care of them, they take care of you".    

~stay healthy~


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I wanyed to share something that really helped me with my periodontal problems.  "Oil pulling", has completely changed my oral health, and my dentist can't believe the difference of my gums.  I have tried several oils, my favorite being coconut oil, there is a link below if you have not already heard of this ancient way to cleanse your mouth and body of toxins.  Hope you can give it a try with good results.  Thank you, Tammy


I’m a big fan of coconut oil, thanks!!!!!!


Tammy, thanks for hooking me up to oil pulling, I'm all up into it and even wrote and article about. My instincts know there is something to this and I can't wait to see the results six months or sow down the road. Thanks Again




I've had a slight case of gingivitis all my life – even if I floss every day, the hygienists don't believe me because my gums bleed at a cleaning. I've been toying with the idea of buying an electric toothbrush, but now I'm wondering about a Hydrofloss – which do you think is better? 


Aw, without a doubt, hydrofloss all the way. Regular and electric toothbrush come no where near hydrofloss. I had my best friend buy one and then try and experiment, I told him to brush his teeth for 15 minutes (longer than normal), then brush with electric for 10 minutes. Then put the stopper in the sink and use the Hudrofloss, As the water accumulates in the sink notice how many food particles the Hydrofloss flushes out of the mouth that the brushes did not get to. Really amazing to see, especially if you ate greens or spinach, the colors stands out so bright. My gums in my back teethe were always bleeding, but stopped about a month after the hydrofloss If you haven’t read my article on oil pulling, check that out also because it also helps with bleeding gums and gingivitis. https://www.gaiahealthblog.com/2012/08/20/oil-pulling/ You should read this to understand why toothbrushes don’t work and we need products like Hydrofloss to flush out germs and toxins below the gum line with water and healing herbs http://mizar5.com/pdann7.htm. Good luck, but remember to me now it’s a problem that can be easily beaten, you will need about six months of dedication however to daily flush out those periodontal pockets and allow the gums and teeth to heal themselves. I know it works, that why I am writing about it not trying to make money off anything, but to spread the word.


My dentist recommended an oral irrigator once and after about two weeks of using it, I noticed a huge difference in the way my mouth felt. My teeth were less sensitive and didn't hurt as much during the day. It's a great tool. Thanks for sharing.


Hi Drew,

Thanks for reading and commenting. If you stay consistent with it, you’ll never regret it. I’m glad to hear some dentists have teh courage to recommend it, because a lot of them are not.

~stay healthy!


Hi there,

Love your story – which reflects mine very recently esp the mis diagnosis by two dentists and one peredontist.

two months ago I was (finally) sent to a peredontist – by my second dentist and the one who noticed the gum/tooth bone decay advancing. The Peredontis (at large expense) said I had to have several teeth out and spend thousands with him attempting to save several other teeth!!!

I have a dentists hook and the peredontist's words kept ringing in my ears when he said "I can go far deeper than you can and can clean out the disease" So I went into the 'beyond the gum line' zone and for the last 8 weeks have daily dug away – sometimes a long way up into the diseased areas. Result – bingo – no tooth pain – at all, no hot and cold pain, pressure pain nothing… I also dip the hooked tool in raw salt and get that deep into the diseased areas.

I am about due to have a consultation with my dentist (this week in fact) and will be very interested to see how my DIY approach compares with their methods… as far as I can see my teeth are healing, my gums may be re-attaching and because I can do this daily, sometimes more than once a day – I feel I am well ahead of their professional ability to deal with the problem as a one off professional servicing – and tooth extraction method.


Thanks again for you story




Hi Barry,

Thanks for your story as well. I hope people scroll down and read your comment.

When you get into researching all this stull in detail, one finds the Dental industry is more cutthroat than the Medical Industry. Why? Because most dentists are private practice and they are often on their own to keep those “turnstyles” clicking. The Game is pretty simple, how much money can that dentist make off you if you are able to take care of yourself? That is not his ultimate interest……..

Looking back on when I write that article a couple of years ago, my teeth are in perfect condition, I have added the Ayurvedic art of “Oil Pulling” to my regiment. https://www.gaiahealthblog.com/2012/08/20/oil-pulling/

I literally have zero tooth problems, and even have got them naturally back to near white from Oil Pulling. That Oral Irrigatior is the most amazing invention in the world, which is why dentists will never tell us about them 🙁

Thanks for taking the time to comment and share your story.

~stay healthy~


It was kind of fun reading your experience and comments on date frankly speaking lots of advancements are being made . Anybody can take orthodontic treatments now a days for such issues or for any other oral concern.


Hello Doug Wallace
How are your teeth and gums now.
Is there a way to send Private Messages on here?



Hi John,

My teeth are fine now. I have to stay on top of that oral irrigation however, to give myself that daily deep cleanse. I may have had 2 flareups since I wrote this article a few years back I think in the last instance a strawberry seed got under my gumline. But with some diligent flushing with that oral irrigator with that cannula attachment that goes under gumline I was fine two days later. Two days later my gums above the tooth were nice an hard again with no irritation under that tooth or bleeding gums. I just have to stay on top of that daily oral irrigation, though I may miss about 10 days a year.

I had felt the inner side of my lower front tooth getting a little bad a year or so ago (a little bleeding gums), but I was able to jump on it right away with my oral irrigator, and nipped any issues in the bud. It’s definitely the solution that I expect to work over the years for me. I also make sure I do that “Oil Pulling” where I swish sesame seed oil around the mouth for 15 minutes every morning, I think that’s a big help too, and it definitely helps keep teh teeth white.

If you go to my “Body and Soul” tab, there is an “About me” page, and I leave my email address near the bottom, anyone can contact me there

Doug at GAIA Health Blog


That’s great to know about your experience you have done it fantastically well.

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