I promise this will work almost everytime.
Step one- brush with Sensodyne (other brand will work too)at least three times a day. You can even coat the tooth with this for a few minutes to help numb the paid while the other stuff starts to kick in.
Step two- take GARLIC OIL soft gels (I use the odorless), this stuff is awesome. This works like a natural antibiotic and will start attacking the infection that causes the pain. I take 2- 1000 mg gels every 8 hours for the first day or two (this dose starts working on me in a matter of 15-20 minutes). You can start to reduce the count a little at a time to 1 gel every 8 hours after a couple of days.
Step three- take fish oil gels (this is a natural anti-inflammatory). I do this about 2 gels every 8-10 hours. You can reduce this dose later as needed. If the garlic alone is working you can cut this out, but what the heck fish oil is good for you anyway.
Step four- ibuprofen or tylenol as recommended on the bottle (I usually alternate the two at each dose). I just do this until the Garlic has had a chance to start working more long term and it is the first thing I stop taking when I don't need it.
After a few days the Garlic Oil alone will keep the pain at bay.
I promise this will work almost everytime.
OMG..thank you for making this site. I have not been able to sleep for the last two weeks because everytime I started to lay down my tooth and ear would start hurting. So last night i read all the remedies and I first propped up my pillows so my head was above my heart . 2. I took an nsaid(anti-inflamatory) 3. put some oragel on it. First night of sleep I had . I also knew it was infected so I bought some Fish Mox - thanks to all of those who posted it . I knew i needed it because I had an ancessed tooth before but didn't know how to get it without going to the doctor. Whats really sad is I have dental insurance but the deductable is so high , I might aswell not have any
I had a bad tooth abscess for about 3 years, pain and draining pus every day! I had to do something fast, I'm sure it was killing me.
The doctor gave me amoxicillin and after 10 days it seemed to go down.
4 days later it came back...
I went and got colloidal silver and oil of oregano and I feel that saved me!
Now I put garlic extract liquid on the gum were it was everyday now just so it wont ever come back.
3 weeks now, so far so good no pain.
Its 2.25 am and this is night 2 of my second abcess episode. Last time it was my tooth, now it's in my tooth/jaw - OW..
My pain is helped a LOT by holding a hot water bottle (as hot as I can take) underneath my jaw (I was previousky using a towel - but a bottle is much better) This 'releases' the pressure in my tooth. Coldness has the opposite effect for me - makes it much worse.
The pain is caused by swelling from the bacterial infection. The heat seems to loosen things up - absolute life saver for me.
The recommended combination of antibiotics is amoxicillin plus metronidazole. Thus spoke my dentist. I am having surgery in two days time. Takes 48 hours minimum to starting killing the infection.
I would be sceptical of other antibiotic combinations mentioned here.
Get antibiotics as soon as you can - the quicker you start the quicker the infection will go.
Good luck everyone.
i agree with drinking water, cut down on smoking, and i take ibuprofen and cystex. the cystex is used for urinary tract infections , its over the counter and has a mild antibiotic in it . it will get you thru til you can get in to the dentist office. hope this helps .
OK I bet you have heard a lot of wacky remades so heres my but i tell you proceed it caution
Step 1 rub vicks on chic
Step 2 swish and drink 80% proof alcohol
Step 3 Mouth wash on q-tip
* weakens pain *
Step 4 then set a towel or napkin fold in your mouth
thats what worked for me so i hope it helps you
My mom has 3 abscess on the left side of her mouth and she in so much pain she cries at times but i tried many things TEMPORARY though ill share i little bit..... #1 crused pain relief and DAB! on sore #2 mix 2 crushed asprin(or whatever pain relief u can find)ginger,sea salt vinella extract,ginger and hot water AND ONLY LITTLE OF EACH!! and put in small bowl DAB on and then gargle with salt water! #3 eat tums and midol helps! #4 hot tea bag any kind doent matter!just apply and there u go!! #5 chew on hot rag #6 put ice or hot pack on it NOT IN YOUR MOUTH!! but thay do work but its temporary oh and sleep head up okay it helps in the morning!!
after reading page after page on here, and seeing the repeats of certin things we decided to try warm tea bag and pure vanilla extract, this worked great on my manly man boyfriend whom handles pain very well we in tears from pain. the tea bag to sooth the pain and swelling and now he is putting the vanilla on the affected area a few times a day. good luck everyone.
Okay, so I've had this abcess since Friday of last week - today is Tuesday. It was at it's worst on Sunday. My face was so swollen at the abcess site. AS SOON as I got home on Sunday, I started rinsing with peroxide and warm water and although it stung A LOT at first (which I figured was a good thing!), once I rinsed twice the pain was much better - I almost didn't feel it.
After reading this site I took a Hydroco/APAP (leftover Rx)and a Tylenol 500mg and within 5 minutes, the pain is COMPLETELY GONE! I'm so amazed! I am going to try the pet med suggestion as well since it is still an antibotic which is the only thing that'll make the infection go away.
Thank you so much for those who posted before me and good luck to those who come after. I'll post again to let you know if the pet antibotics actually worked. Wish me luck!
I bit down hard on a pebble-like object and I could feel the nerve in the tooth react. It felt like my tooth had been hit with a hammer!!!
The next day the tooth felt like someone was holding a blow torch to it.
The pain was intense so I walked in to my dentist's office for 'warranty check.' The dentist said there was no sign of a crack and the gums looked OK. the pain however, was excruciating. There were tears in my eyes and at one point I was doubled over.
Warm salt water rinses helped as long as the water was not too warm.
Cold water held over the tooth provided temporary 100% relief, but I noticed the colder the water, the more the tooth hurt after the water was removed.
I swished with luke warm water and very gradually raised the water temperature until the pain gradually subsided in about 3 hours. This gave me several hours of relief.
I tried to keep the water temperature just barely cool enough to get pain relief without cooling the tooth so much that the subsequent temperature increase would take my head off!!!
The pain came back again. Maybe it was thirsty ( :) ).
I tried rubbing garlic powder on the gum above the tooth. Not sure if that helped or not. I tried peroxide. That seemed to have an effect.
I notice that 2 200mg ibuprofen plus 2 80 mg aspirin taken together may have helped. I was doing so many things I don't know what finally did the trick.
After each thing I tried, the pain kept coming back over and over again. I put some sensodyne toothpaste directly on the gum. That worked for a bit.
I tried brandy over the tooth and gum area. I tried putting brandy on a cotton swab and holding it in place on the gum area.
Last, I tried Ambesol which is OTC at Walgreens. I got the liquid form and dipped a cotton q-tip in it and held it in place at the back of my mouth right where the dentist usually stick the needle in and then over the gum area above the tooth. 100% percent relief in 3 minutes.
RESULT: 100% relief since yesterday evening!!! I drank a few cold beers last night and swished the cold liquid over the tooth and no painful reaction at all!!!
I could (gingerly) eat food with the tooth and no counter-reaction!!
It has now been 15 hours with no pain whatsoever!!! --Fiddle