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I have no idea if I have an abscessed tooth or not, but I am in pain and trying as many of these remedies as possible.

In August 2010 I had to get a root canal and crown. The pain I was in prior to that, nothing really helped.

I was ok, although crowned tooth was a little sensitive every now and again, until yesterday. My gums above the crown hurts. I have no idea if I irritated it or if something is really wrong. Usually when I felt sensitive, it went away in a day or so. Now its starting to hurt.
Well, I guess I know something is wrong, since I was supposed to get my deep cleaning, but everything went wrong and I no longer have insurance. So I must have an infection again.

I wouldnt be so worried except I no longer have insurance. So I know nothing will be affordable at the dentist. I barely afforded my services with insurance.
However, I plan to make an appt first thing monday, to at least get antibiotics.

Anyway, in the mean time i'm gonna keep trying these remedies.

Dragon Seeker

I have been dealing with my toothache for about a week now and within the past 3 days it has been keeping me up throughout the night. My wife and I came across this page last night around 12 or 1 am. We tried vanilla extract, olive oil, salt water, teabags, and many more to no avail. Was taking T3 with Codine and Amoxacillin but they only worked for about 20-30 minutes at a time. But the thing that worked the best for me was taking 4 tylenol 500mg and crushing up a saltine cracker and putting it into an empty teabag, placing it on the infected teeth (I have 3 currently) and going to sleep with the cracker in my mouth after the Tylenol took effect. I finally got a goods nights rest and am currently feeling little pressure but no pain as of yet. So with that said I hope it works for others and trust me when I say 'My heart goes out to you all, I feel your Pain!'. Thank you again for the ideas.


As it's 2 a.m. and I prefer not to wake anyone up, my usual tactic of brushing and rinsing thoroughly is out of the question. However, I'm finding that taking a tea bag and just pressing it up against the abscess (which is still forming) is workingly marginally. It hurts a bit, but that's just the pressure of the tea bag against the sensitive flesh. So, I'm doing that and sitting here with a napkin wiping up drool, hoping the pain will recede enough for me to sleep until I can get up to brush without waking everyone, hopefully use pin to drain in, and I'm going to take the steps to finally going to a dentist.


Omg.... I dont know where to start. I've tried evrything!!!!! The only thing that works a while is brushing my teeth evry
10minutes. Gargle salt water and use a whole bottle of red cross stuff that burns like hell around the cracks of my mouth.. And the last option was prayer.. And yea.... It didnt work either.. Good luck to all my ppl with out health care and no money...


I've had an abcessed tooth before and there's one surefire cure for what ails you.

Try this.

Grab a small microwaveable cup
fill it half way with water.
pour in a decent amount of sea salt or normal table salt.
add in some cayenne pepper
a few whole cloves
and some fresh ground ginger

stir the concoction and microwave for about 30 seconds.

swish the mixture in your mouth for about 30 - 45 seconds then spit.

repeat as necessary..

The ginger and cloves are excellent natural antibiotics and the capsaicin from the cayenne pepper is an excellent remedy for pain.

Give it a try, you'll thank me later :P

OH! and eat a lot of garlic and onions.. they are both natural antibiotics to treat infections.


i Have had me left k-9 and the premolar behind it pulled. now my right premolar and the molar behind it and the bottem back molar have been killing me. i have been staying up because i simply cant sleep. i tried tylenol, later tried a hydro, tried orajel, teabags,salt water, hot rag. finally I tried the peanut butter. they said to spread it on your gums. i did and had some extra on a spoon so i just ate it. this helped immediately


Ok so I had a severe toothache caused by an exposed nereve due 2 a completly brooke tooth. This remidy has worked 4 1 tooth have not had a chance 2 try it on my new toothache yet but here gose... 1 u need 2 get sum teething tablets they r all natural n impposiable 2 over dose on then u need 2 get sum cinimon toothpicks. Chew on the toothpicks on the affected side 4 about 5 min u may need more then 1 toothpick. The cinimon kills the nerve. Then u take about 10-15 teething tablets n rub ur gums down with sum gud old fashion burbon whiskey jack daniels or jim beam works best. Make a salt sock wich is jst wut it says a sock full of salt heat the salt up on the stove n a sauce pain 4 about 1 min n fill sock instan heating pad also works 4 earaches 2. Hold the salt sock on on ur cheek or use a warm rag make it as hot as u can stand it. I swear by this remidy I have not had a prob with that tooth since I used this method about 3 years ago. Gud luck I hope it helps n btw dentk sux it dosent stay in ur tooth n u can get sum orjel xtra strength qtips at 7-11 they will help 4 a cpl hours till u get get erything ready u need 4 this remedy.


Ok, here I am to tell my story. When I was a young woman I had thyroid cancer. I did have surgery but because of the lack of certain hormones my teeth started to decay. Now, I am 51 and cancer free.

But, I do on occasion have trouble with abscessed teeth. I think I have found the miracle cure for abscessed teeth and the pain associated with them.

As you know an abscessed tooth or gum boil is an infection and inflammation of soft tissue which can be extremely painful.

If you cannot afford to go to the dentist and get antibiotics and or pain medication this is what I recommend:

These spices work the best .... garlic, turmeric, ginger, coriander, black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, cloves.

For the pain, I crush whole cloves into a fine powder. Then I add cinnamon and ginger powder, I use about 1 TBS of cloves and 1 tsp of each of the other ingredients. Mix them up and put them in empty tea bags. I pour the tea out and refill them with my spices. Then I use 2 tablespoons of pure vanilla in 1/4 cup of water. I microwave the vanilla and water and steep the teabag with the spices in it until it comes to a boil. I let this sit until it cools off ... and you can use a Q Tip to put the mixture on your tooth. You can also use the bag on the affected area. It is easily stored in the ice box in a baby food jar or ? It is better than Red Cross and lasts longer.

Always use Ice pack on your cheek instead of the heat. Heat will cause the infection to spread and it also causes blood vessels to dilate which makes you throb ! Ice reduces inflammation and swelling and also numbs your cheek and jaw. It also reduces the blood flow and slows the spread of infection.

Now for the infection part ...Rice is a natural starch which when cooked with the right spices can work as an antibacterial or antibiotic. Internally and directly. Hot rice is also a comfort food which relaxes you and helps you sleep.

I have a recipe for rice and broccoli that I swear by when you have an abscessed tooth ! ( It works I swear ! )

2cups of basmati rice rinsed & soaked for 30 mins then drain.

Put about 1/4 cup of butter or margerine in a pot and heat

Add to the butter about 1/2 cup finely chopped onion and 2 TBS of minced garlic

Cook these until very soft. When done add the rice and about 3 cups of water.

Then add 2tbs of ginger, 1tbs coriander, 1 tbs turmeric, 1tbs cumin,1/4tsp of cloves,1tbs salt, 1tbs black pepper.

Give it all a good stir and then add broccoli flowers and 1 can sliced carrots. Let it cook until rice and veggies are tender. You can add extra butter if you like.

Serve this warm ... you will notice right away that it has a sort of numbing effect and it will feel good on your tooth or gums. Eat a good sized bowl of it and you will automatically have a sense of well being. It will also relax you and make you sleepy if you are not careful. It will make you feel all warm inside as well.

The starch in the rice along with the turmeric and salt will help draw the poison out of the abscess. It will also kill the bacteria. The garlic, ginger and other ingredients will work as a pain killer. And it is soft easy to chew and good for you ...

You should always keep these spices handy and include them in your diet. They are good for your blood pressure and heart. They are also good for digestion, and they help keep you from catching the common cold and a sore throat. Oh they are also wonderful antioxidants !!!

PS ... the more ginger and garlic you use the better it is for pain.

This is what works the best and fastest for me and it only takes about 35 minutes to make !


Vanilla Extract for an abscessed tooth -- just swished around my mouth for a minute or so (had no QTips) -- and it worked -- almost instantly!! Still tender and sore, but the swelling has gone tremendously and 12 hours later is still down. Have since seen the dentist and am getting my antibiotics -- but at midnight last night - this was a lifesaver. Thanks to all posted!


I am used to PAIN, for I have LUPUS and CHRONIC PAIN from other things. I am on Morphine and let me tell you***IT DID NOTHING FOR THE TOOTH PAIN!! I cracked and broke a upper left back tooth on Friday and had it removed. ALL weekend I was in more pain than when I started! I suffered all weekend, finally went back to dentist today only to find out I had DRY Socket and infection started. Started ANTibiotics, and he packed the tooth with medicine... OUCH got worse until I found this site and pack cloves onto a Pepperment tea bag... I AM PAIN FREE the cloves numb the area.. now with cold/heat packs I may get some sleep at 8 in the morning.

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