Fortunately for me, I have not had to use Oil Pulling as a means to avoid a tooth extraction, however that does not make it a viable alternative. I have read MANY posts online where many oil pullers have used it daily to AVOID a tooth extraction. Many people have completely avoided their extractions for years now and still oil pull daily in order to prevent the tooth from getting worse. In many cases, the tooth has strengthened and extraction has been avoided completely. If anyone has used oil pulling to avoid an extraction or root canal, I would love to hear about it.