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Submitted by gena

cut a potato in half and place it were it hurts and it takes the swelling out and it stop it from hurting

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Submitted by Mama Jess

I thought that this sounds very intresting the only thig is that it left me asking some questions that I couldn't ancwer like: Do you put the potato in your mouth or on the outside where the swelling is? And for how long do you leave the potato (whever you put the potato) in place. other then those questions this is something I would love to try. Thanks

Submitted by philphil

First, let me begin by saying how truly sorry I am that you are reading this! If you were like me, you are here because you are looking for a natural remedy for an awful, terribly painful abscessed tooth!

Secondly, let me just be honest with you and tell you that, in my opinion, there is NO natural or over-the-counter remedy that will help you if you have an abscessed tooth. Yes, I tried the potato and the tea bags. I wouldn't doubt that they work well with MINOR infections, but you must understand what you are dealing with here. You have a 'dead' tooth that is pumping poison (bacteria) into your body. The root, or nerve, is dead, decaying, rotten... have you ever let ground beef go bad? You know the smell? OK, I need not elaborate. That's what is going on in your tooth.

In my opinion, you MUST get an antibiotic right away if you cannot get to a dentist. My abscessed tooth hit on a weekend, so I could not get to a dentist. But I was able to take an antibiotic - and let me tell you, friend, that was the only thing that helped. Here's a little tidbit that tells you how strong this bacterial infection is that you've got: even with my antibiotic, the swelling only slowed and the pain became bearable. It did not stop the swelling! Why? Because it was fighting a losing battle with the decaying nerve.

What my dentist did for me was drill a hole in the top of my tooth and the puss just spewed out like a volcano. (YUCK! I know) He cleaned out the root canals and gave me a stronger antibiotic. With the putrid material gone, the healing began immediately.

I'm a strong advocate of doing everything naturally that you can, but this abscessed tooth is beyond the homeopathic realm - in my opinion. :-)

P.S. You might think about consuming yogurt when you start the antibiotics. Good luck!

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