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Wanted to share my story, thus far, of my saga dealing with my teeth, while having no insurance or money to alleviate my suffering, and my cheap home remedies I have used to deal with this horrible situation.
I have been suffering since the beginning of the month with my I realise that I have an abcess!! Late last year my husband and I relocated across the country, my husband had a steady job offer and in todays economy we couldn't pass it up. Well in April he was laid off (so much for steady right??) and stopped receiving unemployment benefits in June. We now have no income at all and no health insurance so my teeth decided now was a great time to cause a problem! Initially all my teeth were bothering me... so much pressure and extremely sensitive. I thought I may have a sinus infection but thought it could also be my teeth in general...I have developed a problem with dry mouth recently and knew it has a severe effect on teeth. I did some research on-line and decided to order some Collodial Silver. I bought a 2 ounce bottle 30ppm. I received it on the 3rd of July and started to treat my teeth with it according to the dosage insructions on the bottle (2 tsp per day for 10 days) or so I thought...I ended up only taking about a third of that dose a day because I used the dropper it came with to measure it and never thought to measure how much the dropper held (oops). I was doing very well by the end of the 10 day treatment...using the collodial silver, brushing my teeth at least 4-5 times a day followed by swishing each time with Biotene mouthwash and first thing in the morning with Crest mouthwash. Then I goofed, I thought I would use a heating pad. I would go to bed at night with it on my pillow and lay my head on it on the affected area and use it intermittently during the day while I had discomfort. I stopped using the collodial silver on the 13th (10 days) and by the 16th started to use it again due to pain on my lower left side where I had a root canal years ago and recently, during the period of time we have had no insurance, the filling fell out and now have a gaping hole. Also got some Ciproflaxacin from a friend..not sure if it will help.
As the days have gone by using my second round of the silver, the Cipro and the heating pad religiously I now have an abcess and the pain is unbearable. For the past three nights I have had no sleep and cannot eat or drink much of anything. So I found this website and have tried several things the past 3 days. Here is what I have tried and how well it worked...
*Luke warm salt water-gives some immediate relief but not sure long term
*Nyquil soaked cotton ball-made the area worse temporarily no long term effects noticed
*Listerine-swished over area stings but also provides some immediate relief
*Black tea bag-dampened and placed over tooth for a few minutes (>5 min) immediate relief not sure of long term effect
*1 tbls salt and 1 tbls baking soda-dampen cotton ball dip in salt mixture and place on tooth supposed to keep on at least 35 minutes...didn't make it to 5...this burns (don't overload cotton ball with mixture) made me feel worse
*hydrgen peroxide and lukewarm water-swished over area provides temporary relief not sure long term effects
*Clove oil-dip tip of q-tip slightly in oil and put on tooth...this burns like crazy if you get it on lips or gums actually burned a small hole in my tongue...this numbs tooth for a while but is temporary
After trying all of these I tried what I think will help me till I get to the dentist....Garlic, an ice pack and ibuprofen....cut a slice of a garlic clove chop it up (or chew it on affected tooth to release juices) and place on tooth...I put it in the whole in my tooth, wet a cotton ball and placed it on top to hold the garlic in place. This does burn alot..try to leave it on for at least 5 minutes...tooth will feel terrible for at least 10-15 minutes wrap ice pack in a towel and place on outside of cheek near affected area...will feel bad initially but ride the pain out until your skin becomes accustomed to the ice and starts to numb the area. So far I have done this twice and have been able to get some sleep. Garlic is a natural antibiotic. For the past 3 days I have used the ice pack constantly ( when switching them out I would literally be in tears without it) even when attempting to sleep, only since I have done the garlic treatments have I been able to remove the ice pack for varying periods of time.
My recommendation is:
buy some collodial silver on-line or at a healthfood store, get some garlic cloves (even galic powder or garlic salt work to some degree just not as well as a fresh clove of garlic)and put on area, and NEVER use heat if you think you have an abcess...this encourages the infection to increase try ice it has been my lifesaver the past few days.
I will continue to update my treatment until I am abcess free and let you know if the garlic does the trick!!!
Wish me luck off tomorrow to social services to see if I can qualify for Medicaid...since we all know the only way to truly get rid of an abcess is to, unfortunately, go to a dentist!! Good luck all!! :)

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UPDATE: I did another treatment of garlic this morning so I could try to get some sleep. I was awoken in less than 30 min by excruciating pain. I had to cave in and go to the ER...thank God they were SO kind and understanding of the fact I have no insurance or the ability to pay!! I was seen within 3 hrs and left with 2 prescriptions in hand. My entire left side is abscessed top and lower jaw. I got penicillin 2000mg per day and Vicodin 500mg. I was able to come home and sleep for almost 3 1/2 hrs!!! I feel much better after 3 antibiotic and 3 vicodin in my system since I got home today. Mind you I am still in pretty gnarly pain but nothing compared to how it was. Am continuing with the collodial silver but laying off the agrlic for the time being. Please remember ladies if you get antibiotics to also take acidophilus pills to avoid a yeast infection. Hope any of what I have posted helps someone in someway in dealing with the worst pain ever....tooth pain. Good luck to all my fellow suffers!! God bless!! : )


Thank you for posting this! I am in so much misery right now! : ( Going to try some of these right 3am.


Wow I give you ALOT of credit for being able to with stand the pain for that long... I'm in pain right now, wide awake at almost 4am. I actually went to the dentist earlier today, thanks to Medicaid (they took me as an emergency appt)... They weren't able to do much except give me 2 percriptions. One is an antibiotic to clear the infection (Penacillion 500mg four times a day) and ibuprofen 800mg. For some reason I feel worse tonight then when I walked into that office... Anyway thank you for all the tips. Maybe I'll try the garlic now.


Why is it that a the worst tooth aches ALWAYS seem to happen on a Friday night when all of the dentists are closed all weekend or in the middle of the night? I haven't slept since 1am and now it's 9:30am :-( Thank God I found this website. After feeling like jabbing a pencil straight thru my eye to take away from my pain I feel this is the only thing that has made me feel better... After reading pages and pages on this site, it seems that Garlic Gloves directly on the tooth and Cotton balls dipped directly into Salt water or even some Salt directly onto a q-tip thats wet and applied to the infected tooth and all around it, are the best ways to temporairoly ease the pain of an abcess or infected tooth... If you have a nerve ending pain then it seems that some form of Zinc or Zinc tablet will do wonders because it's supposed to be said that Zinc kills the nerve.. After reading much of this site it seems those are the remedies to try first... Hope this helps and Good luck to anyone with a tooth ache,, I feel your PAIN!!!


OMG...I'm in pain with my tooth or gum can't really tell because the pain is shooting from both i guess, going to try the tea bag remedy and the garlic. Aside from the tooth ache and back ache and whatever other ache my body wants to throw at me.....the toothache wins! sucks not having insurance.

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