My DH had the same problem with pockets and infection. The Antibiotics applied to the teeth did not help. Dentist wanted to pull and do an implant or bridge on one tooth. Even if done, infection would remain. He already had gum surgery 10 yrs ago and wasn't about to do it again.
I made him start OP. He did this 2x/day for 20 min each time. He uses Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil and adds 2 drops of Oil of Oregano to each pull. I buy the super strength Oreganol P73 by North American Herb & Spice Co.
After 2 months he revisited the dentist and there was a marked improvement. The bad breath that came from either his gums or tooth IS GONE! If you don't have a water pick type of device then find a good one, buy it and use it every day. Our retired dentist recommended Hydrofloss and I like it, but any type will do, just make sure you use it and know HOW to use it. I also use Coral White toothpaste. It has none of the regular junk in it and NO glycerin to coat your teeth. You can also make you own. Remond's Salt Company also started making toothpaste with none of the junk too, so check them out.
A good book on the subject is Oil Pulling by Dr. Bruce Fife.
I started OP every day and noticed improvement in my health. I used to have this weird sensation when I took a deep breath, like there was fluid in there. Well that is completely gone. I also have more energy.
Try the OP first and see what happens, just do it EVERY DAY without fail and let us know what happens. You may see some detox reactions but don't give up. Good luck!
As a side note, in spite of all the diet, exercise and food restrictions, my DH could NOT get his blood Sugar lower than 120-130 range. NOW, regardless of what he eats and no matter if he exercises or not, his blood Sugar remains in the 80's and 90's. I think it is because of the tooth infections running through his body that no longer is there, another benefit of Oil Pulling.