I dipped some q-tips in both whiskey and vanilla extract and let it sit on the gum for awhile. After doing this about 10 times, the pain definitely began to subside. I also combined this with 3 motrin (or ibuprofin).
osha root good for abcesses. get at asin or organic food store. peel off piece of root chew (tastes awful but worth it) then pack into hole where abcess is and leave till you bcan stand it or it starts to break up can swallow juice (acts as stimulant)but i dont, too nasty.
The pain I have is mostly in the jaw ear and neck area. My husband said a pharmacist told him to use sudafed. It made sense that it would help dry up sinuses and relieve some of the pressure so I tried it and it did help. Be careful though if you have other health issues like high blood pressure, heart disease, etc.
I had a Horrible acident where i rolled 5 times. shook all the teeth in my head. That was a year ago and now all my teeth are bad. I have tried the onion and garlic , the peroxide, the teabag... welll lets say alot. right now I have a garlic oil pill on my tooth and gums. NO PAIN and Swelling sunsiding. I am seeing on oral surgeon to have them removed and get dentures due to this accident... however... I could not afford a dentist either til i foind out it was a medicle issue for me because of the accident. GARLIC in any form helps a great great deal! Onions as well tastes bad I know but works!
Thank u everyone! I may sleep a few hrs tonight. First I swished eith warm salt water then tequila then some grey goose and the horrible pain in my teeth is greatly reduced!
My abscess is rather advanced... it's been coming on over a period of a year or more and then came to a crisis state about 3 months ago. Mostly after lots of garlic capsules + raw garlic + no sugar, + mostly organic diet, it has stayed in remission with just a hint of flaring up during times of high stress or little sleep.
I'm sharing this because people's abscesses are at differing states. So while for me this Tea Tree Oil recommendation worked well for only about 1 or 2 hours and then quickly wore off, similar to benefit I've experienced from wild Oregano Oil drops directly on the affected gum tissue.
Typically I use the shotgun approach when the abscess starts flaring up and take and do everything I can think of. Probably the best thing to do is either have the tooth pulled.
At one point I believe my life was in serious jeopardy (when I experienced the crisis). My heart was hurting, the ear on the same side as the abscess was buzzing to the point I couldn't sleep without the TV on. I have not tried the lancing & drain, but the tea bag didn't help me much today, but upon adding some sea salt between the tea bag & abscess it seemed to help.
About 20 minutes ago I tried the Grapefruit Seed Extract method and so far so good. If it puts me into remission, I'll post another comment.
This site is a really big help. Thank you to the daring souls who put it up for us!
Thanks Susan for posting the information about purchasing antibiotics at the pet supply
store. I sure didn't want to take pet medication but I was at my wit's end! I wound up
purchasing 'Marcyn' which is tetracyline hydrochloride. My sister is an RN, so I looked it
up in her drug book and sure enough there it was! However, I would only advise doing this
as a last resort; some brands of the antibiotics were not safe for human consumption.
If you don't know what you're doing, please continue to follow the natural home remedies. It's much better than POISONING YOURSELF TO DEATH!
God's blessings to you all!
A WORD TO THE WISE
Everyone who is using direct heat, on your abcessed tooth, should be careful; This can be very dangerous. I did the same thing, with an infected tooth, and regretted it dearly!!!! I later found out that heat draws an infection, which can be dangerous if the infection has no way to exit the gums. My face and jaw was so swollen that I could not open my mouth; and my lymp glands were so swollen that I could not swallow. It is best to leave a cold room and sit in a place that is room temperature. Or you can warm you hands and place them over the side of the face that aches, this way you will get the relief of warmth without drawing the infection into you jaw muscles.
On another note, a few drops of tea tree oil, inside the cavity, will stop the pain immediately. However, do not swallow because of the risk of poison. It should hold you until you reach the dentist.
God's blessings to you all
Hi I just want to share this remedy that worked well for me.
3-4 cloves of garlic
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon of salt
Boil the cloves of garlic with salt for 5 minutes and use it like a mouth wash. It may be smelly but it really works.
I have had an infected lower back molar for a couple weeks--the filling came out a couple years ago and I have never addressed it. I finally went to the dentist for an opinion and he told me the tooth was savable but needed a root canal and a crown for the mere cost of $3000, and would require a referral to another 'dentist' hmmm.. he prescribed me with some amoxicillin and some vicodin. The amoxicillin started working and the unbelievable pain was subsiding the first night. The vicodin does absolutely nothting for me. I literally tried EVERYTHING under the sun to try and get the pain to go away, lots of the things listed in this forum, thank you very much, but nothing worked.. taking 5-6000 mg of ibuprofen a day was helping, but I didn't want to kill my self over this. My best solution that worked for me was to take the advil liquid gel caps--starting with 400 mg and I rinsed as long as I could with listerine. The pain has subsided like no other treatment I have tried over the past couple weeks. How did I find out about this? I consulted a REAL professional at the walgreens! I approached a man with his teeth all broken off and missing and asked him! He told me of this remedy. Who else would know better? I am sitting here eating corn chips at this very moment and 1 hour ago I was almost completely debilitated! Hope this helps, it sure worked for me.