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Anonymous

IF YOU HAVE A TOOTH ABCESS AND CAN NOT GET MEDICAL ATTENTION, THEN THIS REGIMEN WILL HELP - TRY THESE HOME REMEDIES:

IF YOU ARE IN AGONIZING PAIN, GO DIRECTLY TO MY SECOND SUGGESTION!!!

1) For an abcess that is just starting to throb and swell: Place a DRY tea bag inside of your check near the infected tooth. Leave it in for a couple of hours. This does help draw out the infection if it is just starting. If you can tolerate it, put some dry salt in the area before placing the dry tea bag in your mouth. For pain, MOTRIN works the best on tooth pain! Trust me on this one.

2) FOR AN ABCESS THAT HAS ALREADY CAUSED A LOT OF VISIBLE SWELLING & AGONIZING PAIN:

This is a desperate measure and you will know when you are at the point of desperation. ONLY DO THIS AS A MEANS OF SURVIVAL! .... The first time I was truly in agony I went to the hospital at 4 AM to get relief. When I did, my abcess was so bad, they put me on IV pain medicine which obviously helped, but what really relieved the pain was an I&D which stands for incision and drain. As soon as they drained the abcess, I felt instantaneous relief!

That ER visit was 6 months ago...Last week I experienced my second agonizing abcess. My lower left cheek was so swollen I looked like a chipmunk. It hurt so bad, I couldn't smile or move my lower lip. I knew I should go to the hospital, but decided to take the following drastic measure because the pain was unbearable, it was 3 AM, and if I went to the ER I would have to wake my sleeping children and take them with me. Instead I did the following:

Drained it Myself!!

** If you follow these steps exactly, hopefully the outcome will be the same as mine was... I did not feel pain when I broke the skin, the disgusting abcess blood & puss drained into my mouth, I spit it out and INSTANTANEOUSLY THE SWELLING WAS REDUCED BY 75% AND MY PAIN LEVEL WENT FROM A 10 TO A 1 !!

How To Drain Abcess

**ONLY DO THIS AS A LAST RESORT...IF YOU CAN GET PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT, ABSOLUTELY DO NOT DO THIS!!

1) Press on your cheek a few times as hard as hard as you can. You probably have been pushing on it all day in an attempt to relieve the pain, but this time really press as hard as you can. Sometimes this will cause the abcess fluid to force through the skin or tooth to drain. If this worked, you are now spitting out a mixture of blood & pus that smells and tastes disgusting. You may even here a gurgling noise as air & fluid drain out. Continue to press on your cheek hard so that all of the fluid drains. You NEED to get it ALL out.

If successfull skip down to step 5 below!

2) boil water to sterilize a sharp pointed object. I used a safety pin since I could not find a suitable needle.

3) Run your finger along your gum line to pinpoint exactly where the abcess originates and runs into your face. You will feel a bump. If unsure, run your fingers along the unaffected side and the abcess side a few times to compare the difference the abcess is making. Put your index finger inside your mouth and press your thumb on the outside of your cheek and squeeze lightly into you find the area with the most fluid.

4) You can ice inside of your cheek, but at this point, I was not afraid of the pin prick inside my mouth so I passed on the ice. Instead, I put my index finger inside my infected cheek and with my thumb pressing on the outside, I pulled my lip back looking in the mirror, I placed the needle lightly onto the inside of my cheek closest the gum line. Then I pushed it in slowly, you may prefer fast, but I was surprised it really did not hurt (probably because the pain was nothing compared to what I had been dealing with and I knew this was going to work). When I started to see blood, I pushed it in just a bit further and there it was...disgusting bacteria pus and blood pouring out...you will know if you hit the spot...keep pushing on the cheek, squeezing as much of the infection through the incision as you can...the more that comes out the better you will feel...

5) Take a moment to enjoy the relief ! The area may feel sore, but that agonizing pain should be gone. If you have hydrogen peroxide, you might want to put a little bit on a cotton ball and dab the spot when you made your tiny hole. Brush your teeth and rinse with anti bacterial mouth wash if you have it. After I did this, I put in a dry tea bag and let it sit for a couple of hours in the hopes that it would draw out any left over abcess fluid.

JUST REMEMBER THAT YOU STILL NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THE UNDERLYING DENTAL PROBLEM AND IF YOU CAN GET AN ANTIBIOTIC, YOU ABSOLUTELY SHOULD!!!! ONLY DRAIN THE ABCESS YOURSELF IF YOU HAVE NO MEANS TO GET HELP!! IF THE ISSUE IS MONEY, FIND A DENTAL CLINIC IN YOUR COMMUNITY

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Anne

This could be very dangerous to be self administering. There is a triangular zone around the nose where infection could get really out of hand. Is it really worth it if you swell? The brain is not so far away.

Anonymous

thankyou i just did it and feel ten times better

Anonymous

i also have had to resort to remedying the problem myself .the same issue of money,or shall i say lack of.as long as i sterilyzed the pin or needle and followed the insertion and drainage process with more cleaning of the area all was ok.in fact i didn't get any more infections for a number of years.some of us prefer to feed the mouths of our children or even just ourselves over paying an extremely high fee to do the same procedure.i have had to work hard for my pay.and over the years go without dental coverage.glad to read i have not been the only one to resort to doing my own dental emergency work.also would like to mention the time, years after my firstfew times of self dental work,i went to an emergency dental office, had to pay more to get seen quickly and have an extraction, i decided it was best. anyhow the dentists did not get to me first.and then to tell me if the infection gets worse(the poison so to speak) can really cause bad things, like get into my bloodstream for example, so after telling me that, seeing my face swell up by the minute and still not help me was absolutely terrible. when the dentist finally decided to visit with me and no it wasn't quickly either(x-rays were taken)he was about to extract the wrong tooth because i watched him read the x-ray in reverse. naturally i was not going to allow him to do so,and i also had to tell him that i had not even been given a shot or topical of novacaine.when it was all done the only thing that was quick was them giving me the bill to pay with that emergency fee added.so tell me who do i trust more? again this is not me telling anyone to do what i or others have had to do. for many people the dentist is the best person for the job. i'm just sharing my story. i am not giving advise i am not a dentist.

Anonymous

I was in terrible pain, working out of town and could not get to my dentist. In the past my dentist did this same procedure to releive pain and swelling. After reading this I followed the instructions and instantly my pain was relieved. Now I can wait the 2 weeks until I am able to
see my dentist. Thank you so much. If done properly it is very safe and effective home treatment.

R. Taylor

I just wanted to thank you and the rest of the wonderful people that placed information on this archive. Ive been dealing with teeth problems for years, usually an abscess. I dislike going to the ER. The doctors often assume that I take dont care for my teeth, then I spend additional time explaining complications of Celiac's disease, resulting in major enamel damage. I was just laid off and did not have the money. I follow the safety pin instructions. I rinsed with salt water and mouth wash, and now am sitting with a tea bag lodged. I feel like a different person. Sincerely I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart. Talk about an early Christmas present.

Anonymous

Agreed- this is dangerous to self administer. I had to resort to it last night and I'm sure my dentist will not be happy about that tomorrow. I live in a rural small town and there simply is no dentist available at 9:00pm on a Saturday night.

I followed the advice given only after trying to manage the pain and reduce the swelling in less drastic ways. Completely desperate, I finally resorted to this around midnight. It brought immediate, profound relief.

I will follow up with the dentist tomorrow morning, take my deserved lecture and hopefully recieve a prescription for an antibiotic. At least I am comfortable until then.

This little experience makes me seriously consider having every tooth in my head pulled to avoid a repeat occurance. Not something I ever want to go through again.

Sam

You are insane. I have had an abcessed tooth and while the level of pain was ridiculously high, it wasn't high enough to warrant taking the risk of making it worse by following the mehtod you lay out above. While I cannot argue with the success you claim as a result of this 'operation', I belive it is highly irresponsible to advise people to follow your example. The risk of spreading the infection to neighboring tissues or to another tooth root outweigh any suggested benefit the self-drainage would bring about. I congratulate you on your success, author, but encourage others the SERIOUSLY weigh the benefits versus the risks. Tom Hanks took matter into his own hands in Cast Away but he was truly FAR FAR FAR removed from a medical professional. I doubt anyone reading this is in a similar situation.

Ron

Conratulations to you that you can handle it so well. Having this information here is making anyone do it. Anyone who reads this knows the risks involved. I'm going to do it when I get home from work in an hour, and I am WELL aware of the risks. So whatever, talk about the dangers and risks, but don't throw a fit for a home remedy option provided on a HOME REMEDY website. And yes, anything on this site would be an OPTION!

pain-no-more

I must say that I to have had teeth that didn’t hurt enough to do this. Let me tell you one thing! When your tooth hurts enough that you want to pull it out yourself you will gladly do this and feel much like I do right now. Thanks! I had to do this after a root canal was done and my face swelled like a beach ball. I did everything on this page. Let me tell you to start with the tea bag and raw potatoes. They help a bunch, but when it moves on to this point, you will know and be happy it is here. If you are not sure, don’t do it because you are not at this point of pain yet. I know it hurts, but not like this! I also rinsed with 50/50 hydrogen peroxide and water several times before and after. As a side note, I found grits and yogurts to be good easy to eat food during this time of pain.

grateful

thank you so much i have issues with my wisdom tooth (food gets trapped below the gum and gets infected) and i have to wait till tomorrow to go to my dentist. its only starting and i have used a tea bag. after only 20 mins some of the infection has come out on the tea bag and the relief from pain is amazing. i must admit i was sceptical, but i stand corrected. thanks again.

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