I must say this site has helped sooo much in my hour of need. I have an abcessed Tooth which appeared on a Friday afternoon. I started with what I already knew (rinseing mouth with salt water) and taking Ibruprofen.By Friday evening pain was unbearable, how was I going to cope until Monday when I can see dentist!! After lookin at this site, I tried a peppermint teabag, only helped when it was in my mouth, pain came back when I took it out!! Tried glove of garlic , OMG!! burnt my face off!! Still in pain!! Rinsed mouth with dark rum, helped a little enough to get to sleep. Woke up Saturday Mornin an OMG!!looked like I was holding a tennis ball in one side of my mouth. So covered my difformed face with scarf and went to find CLOVE OIL...GENIUS.. It actually works!! Sitting here typing pain free 4 now. Hoping this will carry me thru until Monday Mornin. Thankyou to all of u with your different suggestions, one of them had to work! :) An thanks 2 Holland & Barratt in North London, England. Bottle of Clove oil £2.99 2 b pain free!!
Antiseptic mouthwash sitting on the infected tooth is instant relief but only lasts about ten minutes or so.
I'm currently trying a slice of garlic for long term relief from my abcess,it seems to be working. For short term relief a squirt of Ultra chloraseptic anaesthetic throat spray works great.
Use 'BC Powder' pain reliever. Since it is a powder, it enters the blood stream really fast and kills the pain quickly.
Advil was OK, Aleve did Nothing but BG powder knocked it out.
Woke up with the sinus infection symptoms...sore throat...swollen glands...ear ache...head ache. Went to dentist and its a wisdom tooth. At the age of 41...this bites. Antibotics were perscribed...along with vicidan. After two doses of antibiotics as well as pain meds. The throbbing began. Shooting pain was making me see stars. Felt really sick to my stomach. Tried ice....couldn't take the cold after 30 minutes. Tried warm water and salt rinse. Helped for a couple of minutes. After reading this site. I did not have most of the ingredients hanging around my house....but however I do have night quil......it works......it works....it works. I took three cotton balls and soaked them and shoved them suckers on top of the tooth and both sides of the tooth and gums. Burned alittle...for like 5 minutes. Kept it on there for atleast 20 minutes. Throbbing gone. I also took three cotton balls and drenched them in warm water...and dabbed the cotton balls in straight salt. Put them directly on tooth and left there for about 30 minutes. After taking them out I could see the yellow pus on the cotton balls. I think this helped some as well.....good luck cuz this sucks. Why does my dentist have to be on vacation???? Hope florida is nice.
Only thing that worked for me, that I had available, was Advil liquid gell tablets. I poked a hole on the end with a needle and squeezed it on and around the area. Let it soak on there for bout 7 min then rinsed.... Pain like this is a bitch! Hope it helps :)
After thrashin about in bed for over 2hours, I finally got on ds site and tried a million things.swishin with warm salted water and holdin the garlic to the affected part did relieve a bit (like 50%), it also occured to me to chew the garlic on that creviced tooth; instant relief!!! Mind u, it will burn seriously...bt the result is worth it!! I won't need to take that piriton to sleep afterall.. :)
For an abscessed tooth I used Hydrogen peroxide I warmed it to lukewarm temp. using a shot glass or small cup mix with a small amount of water. Put in mouth as you would a mouth wash swish a bit then tip head in a way that the peroxide will be pooling in the area of tooth. Hold it here as long as possible spit, repeat a couple more times. Do this 3-4 times a day until symptoms leave and repeat again if it returns. I use same method for canker sores. (note: I have noticed my gums might turn white from using the peroxide but will go away)
I SWEAR BY THIS REMEDY! IT WILL HELP!!!
Hi! Ive been in so much pain from time to time with my wisdom teeth. I dont have dental insurance....therefor, Ive spent hours on the internet reading forums, researching websites trying to find a solution for the pain! The best home remedy Ive found that takes away the swelling (even swelling of your cheek/face) and the radiculous pain is this......
INGREDIENTS you will need:
WATER (preferably warm)
*Put a TBL spoon of SALT and a TBL spoon of BAKING SODA into a cup.
*Get the COTTON BALLS slightyly wet (if u can get warm water it works best but not mandatory)
*Dip the damp COTTON BALLS into the cup of BAKING SODA & SALT
***Take the COTTON BALL with the mix and put it on the INFECTED wisdom tooth and leave it there.
***Use 3 to 5 COTTON BALLS the same way all the way along your gum line and make sure the COTTON BALLS with the MIX are completely surrounding your tooth.
****LEAVE IT THERE FOR NO LESS THAN 35MINUTES AND NO LONGER THAN 45MINUTES!!!!!
(the salt will make you salivate!Be sure to SPIT! DO NOT SWALLOW!!!!! The infection is poison and Ive been told can kill a person! Make sure the cotton balls stay in place!)
*This will literally pull out the infection!!!! You will be able to see it on the cotton ball once the time has passed and you take the cotton balls out!
GOOD LUCK & FEEL BETTER! :)
Tried cayenne and honey with cinnamon, these provided a tiny bit of relief. Reading these entries seemed to help the most, the one about not sleeping for 48hrs due to mom's abcess had me laughing so hard that I forgot about the pain. Then I laughed too hard and my swollen jaw reminded me that this abcess is no laughing matter. Second time in a little over a month, penicillin doing nothing this time. At the first episode, the dentist said 'root canal' or it will come back with a vengeance. He was right. So off to the endodontist on Saturday without insurance and a Mastercard in hand for a root canal . . . priceless.