Tea bag!!! Really did help. I have been in pain for 5 days now. I have tried Ibuprofen, Orajel, Anbesol, Hydrocodone, Vanilla Extract, Mouthwash, Warm compresses, and placing this tea bag between my cheek and tooth has relieved my pain from a 10 to a 1. It's easy too. I ran out of Lipton but i had Jasmine tea bags and it seemes to be working great, but it is only temporary. I am still surfing the web for the best solution aside from going to the Dentist which is what I should have done already but with 4 growing children I have to wait. Try it though. I have had this tea bag in my mouth for an hour now and it is still working.
first of all medical is a must! avscessed teeth can lead to spinal problems (as in my case) loss of facial bone structure, inflammation of the heart and a score of other problems. i've tried the teabag thing...it does help to draw it out...but the infection still lingers IT WILL COME BACK!! if you're jut looking for pain relieve until medical attention can be recieved then maximum strangth orajel, clove oil, ice cube, whiskey, or a baby aspirin applied to the area do provide som relief. don't use anything stronger than a baby aspirin it will eat away at your gums. as will the clove oil so be careful and don't swallow! i have absolutely no money or insurance. i depend on the free clinic and with the influx of unisured people lately it is very hard to be seen. i finally went to a regular doctor who gave me free samples of levaquin ( a very strong antibiotic) which other wise would have cost me 150 dollars for ten pills and also because my last antibiotic erythromycin didn't kill the infection ( i'm allergic to amoxicillin).
but be careful with which home remedy you choose! please try to find a free clinic in your area if money is an issue!
take 2 - 200mg ibuprofene with water, then rinse mouth with mouthwash, any kind will do, as directed on bottle.
Do not eat or drink for at least 15 minutes after rinsing. You then can take a steaped hot tea bag and put in your mouth and hold it on the tooth for as long as you can stand. This will help with any infection.
This is a problem that requires multiple treatments in my opinion. You need to relieve the pain and to fight the infection. First of all for the pain there is ice or very cold water, swirl it in your mouth every few minutes to help with the pain. Secondly there is tea bags or potatoes. Both can draw out an infection, I prefer the teabag myself. This helps with the pain by drawing out the infection and relieving the pain caused by the internal swelling. Simply tuck a dry teabag into your cheek against the sore tooth. Lay down for awhile I usually change the bag every 2 hours or so, but that is partially because I tend to bite down on it and I don't want it to rip open and pour tea leaves down my throat.
Secondly you need to fight the infection, garlic tablets and vitamin C have always been the best cures I have found. I can't tell you how much to take as I usually pour out a handful from each bottle and put them in my pocket and take one or two each time I take a drink of my cold water. Secondly I up the water intake to about a gallon a day or so to keep my system rinsing itself out and fight the infection. Also several times a day I rinse my mouth with peroxide letting it soak on the offending tooth for several minutes then spitting it out, I do this two or three times in a row about 4 times a day.
Usually I'm fine in between 24 and 48 hours, the infection and the pain are gone and I'm able to just go about my life.
Let me say that I know that whoever posted a million posts in this thread is correct in saying if you have an abscessed tooth you should get medical attention, unfortunately not all of us can do that, I myself have NO money, No insurance, and small kids to take care of, and a job i have to go to no matter how much pain I'm in to pay the bills and keep a roof over my head. I have had a tooth that is broken in half for about 2 years and gotten about 4 infections in it. It isn't fun and I wish I could afford to fix it so that I didn't have to keep dealing with it on my own but the truth is I just can't. I can't pick my tooth over food for my kids or paying the electric bill. But using a combination of the above tricks I've found I can at least keep the infections at bay and hopefully in the next few months my new job will Begin offering insurance and I can get it fixed
In a blender preferrably or shaken up if a blender is not available. Take a pint of vodka and a heaping tablespoon of minced garlic. (not garlic paste) but mushy garlic and mix together. It's best if it's left for a few days in the refrigerator but for immediate relief, at least an hour. Then either use your finger or a Q-tip and dip into the liquid. Place directly on the abcessed tooth, dry socket or just painful area to include the gum. This method told to me by a medecine man is used by tweekers alot because their teeth are rotting from the drugs. Sounds wierd but this method worked wonders for me on my dry socket and it was almost instantaneous. Ok well I hope it works for you
THE OLD REMEDY WORKS FOR ME AND THAT IS SALT WATER. 2 TABLES OF SALT TO 8 OZ. OF WATER.
Take an icecube put it where toothache is and pain free ,but have to keep melting icecubes in mouth or pain comes back .
near instant relief:
This works better and faster than anything else I've tried. I found that taking a baby asprin and placing it into the dry socket (or hole in my tooth) and then just letting it dissolve works wonders. Or if there's no hole just let it dissolve as close to the pain as possible (or bite down on it and hold while it dissolves.
They taste pretty good too!
I have several really bad teeth right now (and no $ or insurance quite yet) and sometimes it takes several baby asprins, but most times just one! And when my pain hits nowadays it about brings me to my knees.
Try a tea bag if you put it on you're gum by you're tooth ache it will draw the infection out a in to the tea bag but you have to leave it on all night and it will be gone in the morning.
Take a coton ball and wet it, squeeze it out until it's knid of moist, then dip it equal parts bakingsoda and salt. Stuff it between tooth and cheek. Sleep with it overnight. This will draw out the abcess and either it will drain out on its own or it will come to a white head and you can pop it. After it has gone down soak a cotton ball in peroxcide and place it in the same place.