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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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Submitted by Kasey

Thank you so much for this. My boyfriend has some messed up teeth and we just tried your remedy of incision and drain and it worked! He was to the point of tears fifteen minutes ago, now he's back to normal. Thanks so much!

Submitted by Kathy K

My son had an abcessed tooth when he was about 12 and I popped it and let the drainage come out and then disinfected the area and took him to the dentist a couple days later and the dentist TOLD me I DID THE RIGHT THING! So I want to thankyou for putting this on here.

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When you are desparate you will try anything regardless of the 'Maybe' consequences! I did it, it works, and most likely I will do it again if need be! It doesn't take much to puncture the skin and drain the infection. Instant relief! Thnak you for the advice. It has proven to be sound!

Submitted by Jamie

Thanku so much for this archive my girlfriend was in extreme pain not able to sleep and was keeping me up. She read ur post went with the procedure and I woke in the morning with her fast asleep with no pain and she then filled ne in of the blood and puss.

Submitted by Todd-----Plymouth,MN.

Thank you for this H.R. I am suffering horrible pain as I write this!!!!!While I have always been a 'do it yourself'er' I have never even thought of this one! I have lanced small boils and closed fairly large cuts with 'super glue' with great success, I have never tried this one. Here goes!

Submitted by Ty

Thanks. My husband just did this yesterday. He was unable to get a doctor until Monday. I must say he feels 100% better. He used the sharp object method. Pain and swelling went away instantly. It was either that or he was going to have to move out. The pain had him really grouchy!

Submitted by Maggie

Thank you for your emergency suggestions. No one would consider this self-help unless they were desperate so thank you. I am also in need without money and the worst part is both of my children now have cavities and i can not provide. I just recently learned how frequently people died in the old days from abcess infection that drained to their nervous system.(yikes)Try to get the tooth fixed or pulled so you can be around for your kids. You sound like an awesome mother. God bless you~

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I drink a lot of green tea if I have abscess. Sometimes that is enough.

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thanks

Submitted by Hopeitneverhappensagain

I had severe swelling already so I tried to drain it myself. This method would have probebly worked if it didn't feal like I was about to push my entire tooth out of the socket. The pain was almost unbearable when this didn't work. When it finally calm down I done the tea bag it seemed to help. I didn't have this problem because I couldn't sleep from all the pain. But my thought would be not to fall asleep with the tea bag in your mouth, It tast awful and I like tea, its just so strong. Keep a spit cup handy. My tooth got so bad it ruptured on its own next to the tooth at the gum line. Could have been the tea bags that brought this on but what ever the case when it ruptured and you could see blood and infection coming out the pressure was almost all gone and I could finally sleep. Just for information purposes -- My absese started on Thursday night my dentist isn't open on Friday but I was lucky enough to get in touch with him Saturday and he called me in some antibiotics and something for pain.(The pain pills didn't help much until the rupture)I finally made it to his office at 8am monday morining. P.S.- The rupture occured at about 5am Sunday morning.

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