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899 Home Remedies for Abscessed Tooth

Submitted by John Martin

Ladies and gentlemen... Why do you put yourselves through such unnecessary agony? I once had abscessed teeth so bad that I LITERALLY contemplated suicide to rid myself of the pain. And I do not say this as a joke. Nonetheless, the solution to the problem was right in front of me the whole time and it cost ZERO dollars.

STEP 1: Know what the infection really is!!! The only reason you are going through all that freakin' pain from HELL is because you have an underlying infection that is built up and putting pressure on the nerves and roots of your teeth. The more pressure, the more pain! The majority of this infection (even though it does not feel like it) is in the roof of your mouth.

STEP 2: All you have to do is relieve that pressure with a small peace of ice. DO NOT PLACE THE ICE DIRECTLY ON YOUR TOOTH!!!... it's tempting but trust me, you will only make it worse! Just take a small piece of ice and place it between the top of your tongue and the roof of your mouth. DO NOT press on it. Just let it set there and melt. It only take about a minute. Do this about 5 times.

STEP 3: Do you need a step three? If you tried the first two steps... you're already putting your gun away.

STEP 4: Go to a dentist! What? You really needed me to say that?

Submitted anonymously

Take 3 advils and put a green tea where it hurts... leave it there and it makes the pain go away... my face is swollen and I have holes in my teeth.. And that is the best thing that has worked for me.. The orjel makes it worse if you have an infection!!

Submitted anonymously

my tooth was in terrible pain the whole night with the lack of sleep i was getting from crying in agonizing pain. i found that if you hold a piece of chewing tobacco on the gum it numbs it enough to get to the store for a stronger suggestion. Hope it helps

Submitted anonymously

I've had about 7 abscessed teeth in my life, all have been horrible. Right now I'm experiencing one on the top left side of my face. My tooth broke at the gum so there's really no tooth anymore, just the roots. Anyways, the best thing to do for an abscess is to honestly take your mind of the pain. For this take 4 Aleve every 6 - 12 hours a long with a narcotic pain killer that your dentist will prescribe you (usually Hydrocodone 10/650, take two so you have have 20mg of opiates in your system and enough APAP), then if you hold a medical marijuana card or have cannabis on you, smoke a bowl or ingest a magical cookie. You will be numb for 6-7 hours, enough to get some sleep. Remember, sleeping with an Abscess is hard and if you don't you will being to hallucinate after 24 hours of no sleep.

Submitted by Anna

If you are experiencing pain so severe that there are tears rolling down your face as you desperately search the internet for some magical, cheap cure, then kid yourself no further.

I have had an abscessed tooth that comes and goes with pain ranging from mild to severe for the past two to three years. I had a root canal done on it about 5 years ago; according to my dentist, it needed to be either re-done or extracted. I opted to do neither due to the cost even with insurance.

Now fast forward to today... although I am still in some degree of pain, the relief could not have come in any other form than a visit to ER. I have a pretty high threshold for pain after having three of my four children naturally, but the excruciating pain I felt Saturday night had me wailing like a stuck pig while curled up in the fetal position. I have used this site before for other ailments (dandruff, minor foot stuff) so I thought I'd try for this one...well, although some tips were plausible (salt gargle, alcohol swish), none provided more than a few seconds (yes, seconds) of relief for me.


There is no other remedy for severe tooth pain (severe, meaning, throbbing pain, swollen glands, inability to eat talk or sleep)than the urgent care clinic or ER. I say this because you will probably need a shot of antibiotics to speed up the process of healing, and you will not need to provide money upfront. Of course, you'll get a bill days later about the equivalent of the cost of a brand new Kia, but if you plan to stick around in this world a little while longer, you will take heed. Tooth infections can spread to the ear and brain.

My last piece of advice for very temporary relief before you go to ER is 1) 2 ibuprofens with 2 acetaminophens and 2) alternate cold compress with warm compress to the facial area near the affected tooth.

Submitted by chuck

My pain was so bad, I know I had infection inside the root, I was starting to get nauscious, and aches in rest of body also. I gargled some rubbing alcohol that I poured through a loaf of wheat bread and diluted with equal part water, that killed the infection. Then I crushed up some pain killers that I had from a unrelated pain prescription and rubbed them over the effected area. Pain went from a 1343 to a 1.

Submitted by Tim Johnson

So I didn't have some of the things that people had on here to make your own paste, so I decided to try and make my own. I took 1 Advil 200mg and crushed it, 1 Motrin PM (to help me sleep) and crushed that, added a pinch of ginger, and a decent amount of sea salt and put it all into a small dish. I then added a few drops of Vanilla extract, and a few drops of mouthwash. I mixed it all together and then added a few drops of REALLY hot water. I took a Q-Tip and gathered some of the paste on it and packed the abcessed area with it, and then rubbed some on the inside and outside gums around the area. It seemed to take effect immediately, I also took about 1000 MG of Advil just prior to this as well as gargling salt water to clean the area. I'm not going to lie this mixture tastes awful, but I just let it sit in my mouth for a min or two and then spit it out. I then took a towel and got it wet and put it in my microwave for 15 seconds and put it on the abcessed side. Hope it works for you, it seems to have worked for me.

Submitted anonymously

After taking 2 ibuprofen, rinsing my mouth with Listerine,vanilla, baking soda,vinegar, applying peanut butter,garlic,onion,Orajel, and drinking tea, and really cold water..nothing helped my tooth...but eatting watermelon for some odd reason has helped me. idk if it will help you but ive been having pain for days now...I think my tooth is cracked, and falling out :( I have never ever been to the dentist but about 5 months ago..I went in for the first time. I had a small cavity....they fixed it, and ever since I have been having trouble with my teeth hurting, and being sensitive!

Submitted by Gary Fieldman

***READ THIS***
Alright, if many of you are like me (Which after reading most of the pages in this section, you are lol)...Then 9 out of 10 of these home pain relievers don't work for you. Also, if you're like me, you usually get an abscess tooth pain on only one side of your mouth. UNFORTUNATELY, for the first time, I've been experiencing pain on both sides of my mouth at the same time, considering I have an abscess on both the top left and right sides of my mouth. Finding a dentist or clinic to work with uninsured patients is hard, and frankly, if you're like me...When the tooth doesn't hurt, scheduling an appointment is in the back of your mind. YET, when the pain arrives, it is all you can think about.

Trust me...I have tried every remedy known to man, with no relief might I add. That's because sometimes, when the pain is this intense, your average over-the-counter medicines, oils and mouth washes aren't strong enough to kill this kind of pain.

Many might say I'm insane for this, BUT, I've found relief each and every time by simply doing the following...

1) Dig through your medicine cabinet for some sort of pain relieving controlled substance (I prefer Oxycodone i.e. Percocet, Endocet, Oxycontin, etc.). Also, Hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin, etc., work well too. These are typically the stronger Rx pain killers. Tramadol, Tylenol #3 and things of that nature will not work in this case.
2) Although this will usually taste TERRIBLE, crush the pill (or multiple pills depending on your tolerance) into a fine powder, mix in luke warm water in a glass and stir very well. (PS. Putting too much water will defeat the purpose, so try to mix an even amount of the pill and water, possibly using a Dixie cup or mouthwash bottle cap. Also, if using Hydrocodone or Percocet (any narcotic also containing Acetaminophen), simply leave it that way. If using Oxycontin, first soak the pill in water or suck on it for about 30 sec. and then dry off the pill to remove the coloring/time release coating. In this case, also add a crushed over-the-counter drug like Tylenol or Ibuprofen to the mix. This is because the Oxycontin brand does NOT contain any sort of medicine other than Oxycodone.
3)Once complete, get a cotton ball and soak it in this solution you've stirred up. I suggest tearing the cotton ball in half first simply because a whole one is too large to fit and mold into a spot where one single tooth used to be.
4)When the cotton swab is soaked and you've put it somewhat in place in your mouth, bite down gently to form it in and around the area that your tooth used to be or is partially missing.

This will cure the pain within minutes. Again, it tastes terrible, but we all know that we are willing to try anything when our pain is this bad. I am no expert, but after talking to a doctor and a good pharmacist friend, I've been told that doing this procedure is just like swallowing the pill(s) normally. The only difference is, you are releasing the narcotic, and if you choose the OTC pain medicine, directly into your gum and blood stream. It's a fact that a tooth infection can spread to your brain rapidly. Well, that's exactly what these drugs do. It's just a different and faster way of getting them up to your brain's receptors to calm and tell your tooth nerves that the pain is gone. Now, although this is an effective way of relieving tooth and gum pain, I do NOT suggest doing this on a regular basis. Narcotic pain killers can be highly and quickly addictive. So doing this remedy should only be a short term cure until you can find proper medical help. AND...if you DON'T have any sort of narcotics in your possession that were prescribed to you previously, do not obtain them from anyone other than a certified physician.

I am not a professional and this information is strictly intended to help other people cure tooth pain who are stuck awake at home in the early hours of the morning. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at so_uniq@yahoo.com ...hope I can help some of you.

Submitted by Allie

I have super bad tooth pain.

I tried a lot of things on this site!
& I thank everyone for posting them.

Then I felt stupid for thinking of this...but when babies are teething ( 5 years exp. as a nanny) a cold wet rag to chew on is the best...
that plus vanilla has helped my tooth!

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