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I think I have come across one of the best pain relief for an abcessed tooth....jello.
Think about it. They say to put an ice pack on an abcess but how do you get an ice pack on the gum? Cut the jello in cubes and with you tongue push it around the tooth and gum and let it melt.


Try this before you go to the dentist!!

I got a horrible toothache last night out of nowhere; the pain went from non-existent to unbearable in about 3 hours. It was so bad I was in tears and couldn't sleep well last night. It hurt to swallow, chew, cough, yawn... I looked in my mouth and at the very back on my gum behind my molar was something that looked like a blood blister. (If you search for 'tooth abscess' on, the 1st picture is very close to what it looked like.) I told my boyfriend I thought I may have an abscess and he said that hot salt water would break it all up. It was such horrible pain, I would've tried anything.

I put about 1/2 a teaspoon salt in almost boiling water, let it cool down for a few minutes, then swished a mouthful of it around in my mouth several times. After about the 4th time, I started seeing blood in the saliva I was spitting into the sink and I could feel the pressure going away; more blood and less pressure with each swish. I kept doing that until the blood got light pink again. It took 5 minutes to do and the pain was GONE. It did feel a little tingly for a while after that and bleed lightly for a while after that. The pain started to return very minimally, so I did it again and it was gone!


Cough drops work really good. They are an oral antiseptic. I just pop one or two in my mouth and they will prevent a tooth pain attack or bring down the pain.


I had pain for 6 wks in my right jaw area and assumed it was TMJ. Advil helped for a few weeks but as the pain increased the advil was becoming less effective. I put off going to my dentist, not wanting to trigger a worse TMJ episode from holding my mouth open during the exam. The pain finally got so bad that I couldn't touch that side of my face without triggering more pain and after a night of unbearable pain I knew it was more tham TMJ. Thankfully my dentist worked me for an emergency apt. when I told
them about my pain. I had an horribly infected molar and the infection was spreading! The infection was under an old filling that had cracked, allowing bacteria in, allowing the tooth to decay under it. It appeared perfectly
normal from the outside. It was fixed by a root canal, srapping out the infection and will soon will be capped. I'm retired and have no dental insurance but my dentists letting me pay for it in four payments. Infection is nothing to play with, especially so close to your brain. I retired from healthcare and know of cases of patients dying from infections that were ignored... And it can happen quickly once the infection gets out of hand! Please don't play with your life! Find a dentist who will work with you if you can't afford dental care. The pain I endured for weeks could have been eliminated if I had sought out professional care 6 weeks ago! Today I am pain free and taking antibiotics to clear the infection. Sooner or later you are going to have to have that tooth/teeth fixed or put up with the pain that
can be potentially life threatening.

By the way, I tried every remedy posted here in desperation for pain relief the night before I was seen by my dentist. The most I got was a few minutes of some relief, then the pain returned with a vengeance!


Oregano oil will take care of the pain and infection. I have used it for years. The oil is very spicy. I mix 10 drops with olive oil about 20 to 10. You can mix it however you want, to what you can stand. IT WORKS.


If you can see the abscess on your gums, you can apply salt (not salt water) directly to it... but be prepared. First, apply a lot of salt to the site covering it. You will begin to salivate, just spit it out and try to avoid disolving the salt and spitting that out. You will feel the salt working almost right away, it may even ease the pain a bit. Salt is a natural astringent and will draw the infection to the top. When it bursts be sure to spit that gack out! (You will know when it has because you will taste and smell the foulness)The salt works pretty quickly and once the infection is out and the pressure subsided the pain goes away. The swelling may take some time to go down completely. You may have to apply it a couple of times to draw the infection out depending how deep the infection is. I have had quite a few abscesses and this has worked like a charm saving me trips to the doctor or dentist. Just make sure that when all is said and done you rinse your mouth out and spit the remnants from the abscess out. I have applied a little bit of peroxide with a q-tip but that can burn a bit.


my tooth pain has brought me to tears. Tonight ive tryed it all. But my allergy medicine seems to be doing the trick. Relieving sinse pressure taking away pain.


Well hey in just go to say it might not be what u expect while time I was having real bad tooth pain I thought it was bcuz my filling fell out but it was due to a huge cavatie in my wisdom tooth well good news I got it pulled today so I'm pain free my other teeth are no longer hurting anymore....MAKE A TRIP TO THE DENTIST IT'S WAY BETTER THEN TEMP RELIEF!!!


OMG I was in soooo much pain that I would start to cry randomly through out the day ... 12:57AM on a Saturday I woke up from the pain in my mouth went to the ER was told it was an abscessed tooth. Was given antibiotics and told to make a dentist appointment. Well all day sat. it got worse I used an ice pack constantly for minimal relief. By Sunday all I could do was lay in bed and rock back and forth bawling my eyes out. I'm pregnant so no pain meds. for me. I have a horrible cavity and broken tooth that got an exposed nerve that's dying.


Swished with peroxide for about a min and spit. (to make sure the area was clean)

Made a swish of apple cider vinegar and ground clove (can find at your local walmart) ((The taste almost made me vomit)) kept the mixture on the side of the infected tooth for about 30sec. Then spit.

Took some super polygrip and covered hole in my tooth.

So far I have been PAIN FREE for 33mins and counting!!!! I'm sure its just a temporary fix and I will have to do it again but any kind of relief was welcome no matter the amount of times I needed to do it! However the next time I think I'm am going to try to make a paste with the vinegar and clove rather than the swish to cut down on the nasty taste!

Hope this helps someone I know what you are going through!


Crushed acetaminophen tablets or for people that live in southern states, Goody Powders, took the pain away for anywhere from 3-8 hours for me. There was slight discomfort from the gum being swollen and had a dull pain but thats so much better than being on the verge of either wanting to cry or smash my jaw with a hammer. Contemplating going to the ER later to get an antibiotic to take care of the swelling since the pain management I have found something that works. I know the most obvious answer is go to the dentist but for many people like me without insurance or people worse off than me that do not have a job, I fully understand the not going to the dentist but if it is an option...GO ASAP! I live in North Carolina and there isn't even a dentist around here that won't even except payments, just money up front after your visit. I've tried the peroxide and listerine rinses, didn't help with my pain but it did take the odd taste out of my mouth with I'm assuming is from the infection of the abscess. Hope this helps someone, but it worked the best for me. Warnig for those that arent aware...Don't take too much acetaminophen, it's horrible on your stomach.

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