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899 Home Remedies for Abscessed Tooth

Submitted by rhonda h

Had been up all night long with a severe toothache tried everything. Nothing helped at all. Clove oil wouldnt even ease the pain.I tried alot of the things on this sight.Even the nasty onion. I tried it all. I noticed alot of the things mentioned alcohol. I was so depreesed that i tried rubbing alcohol. I put a capful on my tooth the pain was gone instantly. You can only keep it in for a second because it burns like crazy. But it was worth it. Im serious. The pain i had for days was gone.

Submitted by Julie

I've had mouth and teeth problems basically all of my life because just like my Mom's teeth, they weren't strong in structure. So I had to deal with A LOT of breakage and pain problems.

Now that I'm an adult, it's a lot harder to afford going to a doctor or dentist. While it is in someone's best interest to go see their doctor or at least head to the emergency room in severe cases, not all of us can afford to do so. It has been well documented in many of these home remedies.

I've been dealing with this infection for a good two years now on and off and like I said before, I cannot afford to go see a dentist or doctor, nor do I have insurance to help me out. There are no dental clinics either. So I have to make due with what I have. My father's girlfriend swears by the home remedy of using a tea bag. Most of the remedies on here suggest it stay dry but she runs it under hot water; as hot as she can stand it and presses it between her cheek and gum line where there's pain and usually it works.

I've tried that remedy and I'm happy to say that it is a wonderful temporary relief when you're in a lot of pain. There's brief discomfort and some spitting when saliva starts conjuring up in your mouth but I think that's a decent price to pay as long as your mouth stops hurting.

When tea bags aren't within your reach or you're not in the mood to put one in your mouth, alternate with clove oil. Generally, you can pick this up at a pharmacy. We have some in our WalMart store. It's about four dollars for a tiny bottle but believe me, it's worth it's weight in gold. Put a bit on a q-tip ( or use your pinky finger ) and apply to where it hurts and it usually starts working within a few seconds. However, when applying more, you may want to rinse your mouth out with warm water. Perhaps salt water ( which is another way to help with the pain. ) You don't want to apply too much in one spot on top of another layer or it isn't nearly as effective.

I had to go through the torture of massive pain that put me in tears and made me severely nauseated tonight and nobody should have to go through this. Here's to hoping any of these home remedies works for the people who need it!

Submitted by Beth

I have more than 12 cavities. I cannot afford to go to a dentist to get them fixed. I have had worse pain then what I was in tonight. My remedy is either 2 Tylenol or 4 Motrin. Narcotics don't seem to help me much. I use the generic pain pills, they work just as well at a fraction of the cost. Also the ice pack thing works wonders to numb the pain.

Submitted by Danielle

I have been up since 10 pm and now it is 2.00 am...yes i was just in excruciating pain and i was looking up remedies..the only thing i had was an ONION.. i didnt think it would work but i chewed an onion with my hurting tooth for 3 MINUTES and the pain INSTANTLY STOPPED! it works because i read that it kills all the germs in your mouth instantly..

Submitted anonymously

I have a huge hole in my teeth I stayed up crying all night until I called my grandmother first Put the baking powder directly in the hole or on the tooth then bite down on the cotton this one helps a lot when trying to sleep all night(I GUARANTEE IT)

Submitted by Jan

I have tried every remedy listed on here! My desk is covered with onion, garlic, teabags, oragel, ice water, aspirin and peppermint extract. Nothing seemed to be working a bit!! I went back to the peppermint extract due to the high number of positive remarks it got on here. Well, after SEVERAL applications and eventually leaving the q-tip in my mouth, it is working!!! SO DON'T GET DISCOURAGED IF YOU DON'T GET INSTANT RELIEF!! IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL APPLICATIONS OF THE PEPPERMINT EXTRACT!!

Submitted by lori

for an absessed tooth, my grandmother used to do this, take a rasin run it under hot water till it plumps up, then put pepper on the rasin, and aply the rasin to the absessed tooth, it will draw the absessed out of the tooth

Submitted by Rick

Items that you ultimately need / and should have to take care of an abscessed tooth...

- Penicillin
- Vicodin / Advil as a supplement
- Possible Extraction
- Money

What to do if you have no insurance and no dentist!

Now I understand that many of us these days just don't have the economical means to afford insurance, or maintain a doctor/dentist. But at some point, you must be prepared for that unexpected expense that will arise, such as an abscessed tooth. Fever and sickness are soon to follow as your body tries to fight off the infection of an abscessed tooth in the form of pus, and other related complications.

If the teas, aspirin, garlic tablets, and other possible home remedies don't work, then what do you do?

- If you don't have to, please try and stay away from the emergency room. It will be at least $500 just to walk through the door, the wait time can be anywhere from 4+ hours, and ultimately they will simply refer you to a dentist on the following day? The hospital may simply provide a pain killer subscription, but no penicillin and no extraction.

- Try not to walk into any dentist office, let alone one of the more popular dentist chains, because although they have a payment plan at a reduced price, you are looking at $700 or more, that they will need up front, in order to do their work. Any remainder expenses are usually broken up into three or four installments, and not on a monthly basis as one would think.

There is a solution that I have experienced for myself, and although it required some emergency money, it was extremely affordable and convenient. Now I live in the great state of Colorado, so we are fortunate to have such places as These places are open during emergency hours such as 5pm - 9pm on weekdays, and all day on Saturdays and Sundays.

From the time that I walked in (no appointment necessary), until the time I walked out with penicillin in hand, some gum shots of novocain (took x-rays as well), and a prescription for vicodin, it took just about one hour. It cost me an initial $125 up front, with the promise that if things didn't get better in a day, then simply return to the dentist, and they would take more x-rays and go from there absolutely free! The dentist assured me that although they could have operated right then and there, it would be better if I waited until the swelling and infection subsided, so it would not be as painful if/and when an extraction would be necessary. Not all abscessed teeth require an abstraction. Mine did however, and after three days of fighting the infection, I returned to the dentist and for an additional $140, my tooth was removed, and all is well.

I encourage anybody out there who may have an abscessed tooth, to look into this type of affordable alternative, as you pursue a path to relief of pain and discomfort associated with an abscessed tooth.

Submitted by Greg

To eliminate pain and maintain teeth without the need for root cancel, try these steps.

1. Rinse for 5 minutes with a solution of sea salt (regular salt will work) and luke warm water. Repeat 3 times per day.

2. Pack hole in tooth with a mixture of sea salt and baking soda for pain relief.

3. Alternate brushing teeth (4 times per day) with baking soda and tea tree oil.

4. Do not intake any refined sugars or refined grains. Change diet to focus on raw vegetables and whole grains.

5. Find a dairy that sells raw unpasturized milk. Swill it on your mouth so your teeth can absord the vitamins in the milk.

6. (I have not tried this but a friend of mine swears by this method) Take a small amount of baking soda and parch it over high heat. Allow the baking soda to cool and then pack infected tooth with the parched baking soda. Keep packing tooth until pain is relieved.

Submitted by jimmy

I am plauged with these things on almost a fortnightly basis. And they are the most paintful things you could possibly deal with.

I dont take painkillers so it makes things even worse. I know i should visit a dentist but ive left the two teeth which give me problems too long and i have no idea how they will remove them now (i dont want to think).

The best remedy for me seems to be drinking allot of water and having some extra multivitimans/vitiman 3 rich drinks like ribeana etc.

I usually continuesly swish water around my mouth and spit out the horrible taste, eventually draining the abcess. Id love to try some of these home remedeys other people have suggested but i dont have access to them kind of products in the village i live in.

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