If you have a water pik put undiluted Listerine in the tank and work it into affected area. Use a syringe if no pik.
1. make mouth wash and use two to three times a day: 1/2 cup of venigar. 1/2 cup of water. one table spoon black masoor(red lentils) and one table spoon coriander seeds. put all togethere and boil for about five minuts. and give chance for cold. keep it in glass bottle and use when u need.( don't swallow).
2. For abscess in gum or tonsils use fresh but dry 'COSTUS ROOTS' 2 times 3 g/m after meal( about 2.5 ml spoon for adult)
3. Use ice massage on the effected area.
Been through that much pain over last 10 days, first I got a swelling on side of my cheek, went to the doctor and he said it was my sinus, but never suffered with them! He said just take painkillers! The next day it got worse my cheek had doubled In size! Phoned dentist went to see him and yes it was an abscess! Gave me antibiotics for 7 days! ! Going through hell! !Finished them 2 days a going through hell! Until 2day when I came on this site! And read salt water and bicarbonate of soda! It burst I am pain free!thanks 2 u all!
I have been suffering from an abscessed tooth on and off for about two years now. It recently flared up and for approximately the fourth time I am on antibiotics due to the severe pain. In addition I am taking ibuprofen and paracetamol. The best remedy I find by far is warm water and salt. Immediately I find relief and as it is antiseptic it helps draw out some of the infection. Lately though I began to research more earnestly the consequences of not treating an abscessed tooth. All the information out there has literally left me terrified. A root canal or extraction is the only long term solution to an abscessed tooth. Even if you think it is better it probably isn't. I have made my appointment for Monday afternoon, as by then I will be finished my current round of antibiotics. I cannot afford a root canal so I have decided to go for an extraction. I realise now I have been taking severe risks with my health by leaving it so long.
Best of luck to everyone out the who is suffering.
Hello all, thanks to you I found something that worked but I didn't see the exact same thing I done so I thought I'd post it.
After over a week with an aching aching tooth and the strongest meds given by the dentist and antibiotics doing nothing I came to this site. Seen the sensodine tooth paste and thought I'd try that except I also got a cotton ball and with twezers I dabed a piece of cotton ball (just enough to fill the open hole in on the tooth) in the paste. Then pushed it down inside the open tooth area. I got immediate relief. After everything else, this worked and although the other things worked well for a short time and only once, this is working every time. In addition to this, you can even drink with in it your mouth as long as your cotton isn't to big. The cotton kind of molds to the tooth and gum area and stays in quiet well. Of course, if youre eating g then just small things will be OK to eat with it in the mouth as long as you chew on the infected side. Try it...it works well:-) ...thank God
I just cant sleep. Am feeling like i want to cry. Tootharch is something very painfull. I will be conducting my workshop tomoro, but eish, i cant even do my reseach properly. During the day it was worsy coz of too much noise around. Had tridesome crushed painkillers but no change. But now one friend brought upsomthing. Use of petrol to rinse ur mouth can releve the pain. Go ahead and try it, it works. Next tym i wil go and see my dentst fo tooth extraction. I cant survive
I've been sufering with an abscess for 4 days (It's my own fault eating toffee on a boken tooth!), I've had many before, some that have been more painful, and my doctors and dentists are reluctant to prescribe me any antibiotics so after praying to God that the pain will go away for days, I have finaly found a way to manage the pain.
First, I upped my garlic intake by taking supplements and adding it to my food, as it is a natural anibiotic. I then did my best to cut sugar from my diet (I am a total sugar freak so I failed a teensy bit and m word did I pay for it afer!)becuse bad bacteria thrive on it, even if it doesn't touch he tooth. I then wedged a small piece of cotton wool dipped in a mixture of salt and bicarbonate of soda into the missing part of the tooth where the abscess was. It has been drawing the infection out and my pain has been down for he past hour. Although I have also had a codeine tablet about 2 1/2 hours ago so that will be partly why, but drawing the infection out with cotton wool usually relieves it for me.
I feel terrible fo any of you suffering with an abscess, best of luck and I hope you're free of pain soon!
i was sitting at the hosptial tonight waitin to be seen over my broken tooth after trying everything that i could think of an older gentle man told me when i got home swish warm salt water i tried it instant relief
I tried the sea salt water rinse, with tepid or slightly warm water, as antibiotics take awhile to decrease the infection. Next, I used my rinse for dry mouth. The tooth calmed down and witin 15 minutes, the swelling and pain subsided.
I can now make a good decision about what dentist I need to go to without being in pain.
Note: If only have salt, it works also for a rinse.
Just wanted to give my feedback....I also did not have money to go see a dentist and got an abscess from my wisdom teeth cutting trough gums and believe me i am very hygienic,when it comes to my teeth but alas started getting an abscess. So i read on this website about garlic and so I tried and it did burn and the thought that I am making it worse went trough my mind because it did hurt and did swell up a little more!! But now its about an hour later and the swelling and pain is almost gone!!(P.S I used minced garlic but put the oil on a piece of cotton and bit on it)