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Submitted by AspenDental02780

Abscessed Tooth 101.

Rules of the game.
2. garlic,
3. clove oil,
4. Advil,
5. keep hydrated,
6. don't use heat,
7. keep your mouth very very clean,

So after going from page to page, and seeing some honestly scary advice, people taking steak knifes, and tooth picks, needles to a pus filled infection is honestly the worst thing you can do.


When you rupture the inflamed soft tissue, the pus is released and you will feel better. However you have given the infection everything it needs to go from a dangerous infection to a deadly infection.

Over 300,000 people a year die from doing dumb stuff like this... it's not rare, and one of the major things we see in the e.r.

If you're in a bathroom trying to 'sanitize' stuff to poke a hole you are so far off its not even funny.

Please, again, listen... do not puncture it at home, you are not smart enough to defeat 3 million years of evolution, the infection is going to win.

How to reduce pain until you can have the tooth extracted or a root canal done.

The infection wants heat, oxygen, minerals.. It's all about layers.

First take Advil, NOT Aspirin, or Tylenol. We want to reduce inflammation not increase blood flow. This is the first mistake a lot of people make.

Second, use a cold press, NOT a hot press. Again people will feel more pain lose using heat, but whats happening is your expanding the tissue allowing the infection to move to new areas. You want to contain it and fight it head on.

Be smart, not stupid.

Now, if you have an abscess you need antibiotics asap. Amox, Chem, etc, sometimes it takes one kind, not anther, and will take anywhere from 48-96 hours to effect giving how hydrated and healthy you are..

After you get your antibiotics, you can start the home remedies...

Minced garlic in oil, big plop of it on the gum, 10 minutes... you will be a happy camper, don't use garlic you need to cut.. it will take far to long to release the various chemicals mother nature put in garlic to help inflammation...

At this point, you have

Advil, antibiotics, garlic on the soft tissue.

Still in pain?

Don't lay down, keep your head elevated and move onto black tea. Black tea, right out of the pack, some water, press it against the cheek and abscess area and watch a tv show.

At this point the pain should be dull enough you can sleep, or at-least function. Try to man/girl up and don't bother the ER unless you are shaking in tears...

Last, Get to the dentist. No money is not an excuses, nether is being afraid of that chair.

You need the tooth extracted.

Simple extraction with forceps: $183

Surgical extraction of erupted tooth
requiring elevation of flap and removal of tooth or bone: $300

impacted tooth – soft tissue: $341

partially bony impacted tooth: $423

completely bony impacted tooth: $522

removal of residual roots: $330

Each year people let these infections run a course and people die, they get dispirited and pop the abscess, they do anything they can except pay a dentist.

These people die at an alarming rate.

Sell a car, get a second job, third job, pawn a tv, borrow money, take out a loan, once the abscess is formed you have only a time frame of a week or two before it begins to get serious it can impact your life in the long term.

Be safe, toughen up, and use your head.


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Submitted by Layla

2 months ago my abcess popped on its own. Felt better. Yesterday I woke up and half my face swollen, extreme pain, fever, just feel horrible, but no $$, no insurance. After reading this I'm afraid, since its 4 am, haven't slept in 2 days, guess I will make my will.
Yes, I've been begging my Dr for antibiotics, but says I have to see the dentist for it, and that's $50 I don't have
Wish me luck

Submitted by Susan

Aspendental...well it would be just lovely if I had a spare car (or child) to sell! Or knew ANYBODY who had enough money I could get a loan from (who HAS that kind of money??). You know what else would be great? A Dentist that didnt charge more than a surgeon!! I think there should be laws that control what a dentist can charge!
Oh & the Dental Schools in Texas, are not only NOT free, there's a long wait for the initial appointment (months) & they charge you, they also won't accept Dental Insurance, then after the first visit, they dont schedule a treatment appointment for up to a YEAR sometimes!! Ya want more ASSpendental? Because this is all from my own firsthand experience...I went to multiple dentists, ONLY the dental school said I needed ALL my teeth removed, the other 4 said my teeth were too good to remove & refused. Then I used my 2 dental insurances & chose what I felt was the best Dentist for me. So after $8,000, I have 6 whittled down teeth that none of the teeth they made will stay on, i have a rip & scarring in both corners of my mouth, and multiple newly broken teeth due to the teeth the Dentist had made not fitting!! And yes, I told them they dont fit, but they insist they do!! Ive gone to the dentist all my life, and have worse experiences with them in the past 10 years than the 42 years before that!

It's pretty amazing that Ive opened muliple abcesses over my lifetime, in as sterile environments as I could get. And Im pretty sure Im still alive!!

Many remedies here are worthwhile to to try! Listerine is a miracle worker, not only does it clean & disinfect, if you keep it on a painful spot for as long as you can stand it, it will numb the area too!

Submitted by tricia

MONEY IS NOT AN EXCUSE??!?! REALLY?!?!?! Because i have not one penny to my name at the moment and im hurting so bad tears are falling on my keyboard!! Money is not an excuse its its a damn fact you have no money you cant go to the dentist!! they arent free buddy!!

Submitted by Someone

Just saying this, AspenDental isnt the reason anyone here is in pain. And He/she is right about the dangers. And honestly If you are going to act like this is his/ her fault then you don't diserve the advice.... This is what he or she got for opening his/ her mouth. And if you think is isn't stupid to spread an infection then all the power to you. Good luck!

Submitted by annoyed

Good God... some of you guys are such freakin cry babies! If you don't like what the poster has to say then move on to the next post. This person clearly took their time to leave information to hopefully help someone. Its not like he/she gave you their personal business card and is asking for your money!

Trust that I too know what its like to be broke... I have been living in agonizong pain for just over a year because I dont have the money to see a dentist. But its pretty easy to undrrstand that this person is just trying to relay the importance of getting this taken care of and that not one of your possessions is worth risking your life! I'm sure if all of us Broke Joes were told we would die in 1 week unless we came up with $300, we would probably find some way to make it happen!

And not to mention that this person gave a variation of info to help in different ways... including home remedies. And how much of an insecure person can you be to really think this person was personally calling you stupid... that is so childish! And yes, I guess I am literally calling you a child.

Its just so crazy to me that people can come on here and complain about the way someone is trying to help. If you don't like it, get over it and find something that does work for you. Of course, there are a lot of us that very seriously cannot afford to go see a dentist but that doesnt change the fact that we still NEED to go see a dentist and every day that we dont we are risking our health!

Anyway, your guys' whinny little posts are super annoying and I could give a shit what you think about my spelling or grammar... cause I'm on my phone and it's 3:15 in the morning.

Good Luck! ;-)

Submitted anonymously

I think that if people had the income to be able to visit a dentist than they would have instead of looking for homeopathic remedies. God gave us everything we need on this Earth. He created Earth, then Man remember:) Then you have other people who would just rather do natural remedies. I enjoy this site and the Green Tea on the gum really works. I do not believe this site was meant to argue. If you do not have a home remedy, then keep to yourself. The website isn't 'doctors/dentist remedies'. You never know someone else's financial situation.

Submitted anonymously

Oh and one more thing. Prayer is the best:) and Jesus Saves!!!! So instead of arguing about money or whatever just Pray healing in Jesus name, or Pray He delivers, guides you to a natural cure!!!

Our natural Cure was Prayer, Green Tea and Warm Salt Water Rinse

Submitted by Carla

Thanks for the advice, AspenDental! Appreciate it!

Submitted by Keepingmytooth

Aspen dental makes great points, clearly cares and is obviously a mid level practitioner- probably an ER nurse. My face hurts like hell right now and I'm poor too, but I appreciate the time and consideration this person took to give out some FREE and caring advice. In addition, I was an English major and their grammar is nothing if not dumbed down for the average critical Ass who wants to hate on the obviously sincere helpfulness of others. Grow up.

Submitted by Rick

Best advice I've seen.

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