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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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Anonymous

12-11-09 230 am i was in exruciating pain all day couldnt sleep so i figured it cant hurt any worse that it is now ur trick definatley worked thanx

SJ

I wish I would have found this site sooner! Last year, on this date I had my first ever abscessed tooth. Let me tell you it was the worst pain in my life, worse than when I tore my rotators cuff. At first I tried to be a man about it but when it was 3 in the morning and I'm on my knees in tears, I was willing to try anything. I went to hot water and that made it worse, I started drinking cold water, then chewing on ice cubes, but when those melted, I was in even more pain. I started swishing around Listerine and that was working well for a while but I knew I wouldn't be able to do that all day at work. I ended up skipping work that next day because the pain was unbearable and went to see my doctor because I had health insurance, but not dental. He gave me Penicillin VK 500 and the problem went away in 3-5 days.

Well stupid me never went to the dentist and 364 days later, the same tooth is acting up again. I immediately went to the doctor and got the penicillin again. The pain isn't fully there yet, but I can feel it start to swell. Right now I'm sitting here with a tea bag up against my gums/cheek hoping that something good comes from this. If it starts to get bad, I've got my needle clean and ready to poke it out.

To the nay-sayers out there, when you start hurting as bad as the people on this site did, you'll do ANYTHING to relieve the pain/pressure.

Anonymous

Just go to a dentist once a year and you won't have all these problems... DUH!

It also helps to have good dental hygiene: brush at least twice a day, floss daily and rinse with mouthwash. Problem solved.

steve

thank you miss. this worked greatly for me.. i have said a prayer for you as well hoping that you and granted the needed healthcare for you and your family. thank you again and happy new year

Katlin Glenn

I tried the teabag thing...no luck whatsoever. Did the garlic pill, vitamin c, and drank diet drinks. Pain started to ease a bit since my immune system had strengthen. But the pain would come back throbbing and be more unbearable. So I just got over my fear of going to a doctor about it. Whether your low on money or no insurance, its whether you wanna go thru so much unbearable pain and looking like a chipmunk till one of these remedies work out for you, then go ahead. But going to urgent care for a little cost under $100, depending on your local, and the medicine to be prescribed, its worth it. The pain is no longer there, and your so much happier. The thought of the hole in your pocket isnt going to be much of bother compared to your relief. Just go get it checked out and be happy instead of just suffering.

Chasity and Charlie V.

OMG!!!!!This was the only remedy that actually worked and worked quickly enough that I could fall asleep and stay that way. Before I began this regimen, I was beggin my husband to yank the tooth with his handy pliers or even punch me in the jaw so the ER docs had to do something right now!!! You can stop laughing now! We are soooo happy to have found this site. I just wish we had found it a few years ago when my husband had a problem with his teeth!!! My deepest gratitude to the people who created this site! I hope this will increase others belief or at least willingness to give this a shot. I will definitely be sharing this site with my friends and family and linking it on my facebook profile.

Yvette

Whatever you do, do NOT press 'hard' on an abscess as suggested. I've read that gentle massaging might be enough to make it drain through the tooth, so that should be okay to try. Pushing too hard can cause it to dislodge into more serious places.

Jeska

Well I just did it and it diditn work. It made the pain worst. The abcessed just came up today. So it might not have been ready.

Anonymous

Thankfully I am not at this point, went to the walk-in clinic got an antibiotic and waiting to see the doctor tomorrow.

Mostly this is for the person who said that you wouldn't have this problem if you had good health care. TRAUMA can also be a cause, so please do a little research before you judge people.

I already had a root canal and part of my root removed on this tooth, I am rather worried what steps will be taken now :(

Dru

Hello, I just want to thank you so much for your idea. My husband was in chronic pain for 3 days and taking some strong pain meds, that of course didn't work. I was running out of options we have no insurance. So out of desperation I got on the internet and found your idea and we discussed it and I helped him. Dude it was awsome and he is still saying how unbelievable he is feeling. We tried everything possible. Kudos man I dont care what anyone says we thank you so much for the idea and instructions LOVE and Light

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