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Submitted by hekate

External treatment for tooth abscess:

An abscessed tooth is always a severe condition and needs medical help, but as a first aid you may try following multiple treatments and home remedies:


Place a dry black teabag or small piece of raw potato inside of your cheek against the sore tooth and keep it in for a couple of hours or overnight. It can draw out the infection and drain the pus. The result is diminished pain and swelling.

Make a gum poultice or packing around the painful tooth with salt and baking soda. Mix half baking soda and half cooking salt and dip a wet cotton ball into the salt mixture and stuff it in your mouth between sick tooth and cheek. Keep it in for several hours. Repeat this pack for a few times, it is able to drain out the gum boil.

In between swish around your mouth with Hydrogen Peroxide 1,5% as a mouthwash in order to disinfect the inflamed area. If you do not prefer Hydrogen Peroxide, you may use also Tea Tree oil in some water as a gargle. (You can use Colloidal Silver or Grapefruit Seed Extract as natural antibiotics as well.)

If the abscess begins to discharge, pus is coming out, you feel an odd taste in your mouth brush your teeth (perhaps with a baking soda/peroxide toothpaste) and repeat the disinfectant H2O2 gargle. After rinsing take a cotton ball and soak it in Hydrogen Peroxide and place it on the opened, discharging abcess.

You can assist the drainage by lightly pushing against your cheek near the tooth abcess. BUT, only lightly! If you press strongly you may push pus into the bloodstream or nearby tissues which can cause a more serious infection.

Take 3 or 4 garlic capsules (300mg) a day for 5 days as a natural antibiotic and Vitamin C 1000mg three times a day for 3 days.

Consult with a dentist to start appropriate antibiotics and to check the abscessed tooth.

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Submitted by Diane in FL

The tea bag really does work ,I could see near my noise the swelling was starting the swelling area at the top of gum line area that was contaning fluid.Placed dry teabag on the area for hour and wow pain gone swelling gone little area fluid was gone .I will put the tea bag in again tonight just to make sure the abcess is drawn out

Submitted by Vera ^.^

Oh my god! The tee bag actually works I had it for only about 15 -25 min it the swelling decreased a lot !!!!! Even blood was coming out. I was shocked I kind of felt it working like throbbing with NO pain. Wow. I sound crazy but I was skeptical but gave it a try because I didnt want to use poroxide :( I ended up using it anyway after I saw the blood. Then I used regular mouth wash because the taste was so disgusting :( ... Thank you so much for putting this up !!!!! Its best if you lay down on your back and breathe in through your mouth so you won't have to really taste it :)

Submitted by Gina

THANK YOU!!!! I wanted to try the tea bag, but didn't have any. So I tried the baking soda/salt mix on the cotton ball. Wow! Instant relief. I've done it twice now. Took a vicodine before this last packing. Looking forward to finally sleeping tonight!

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