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I had a very severe abscessed rear molar due to the fact that I delayed dental work to replace two crowns that remained open for over 9 months and have periodontal disease witch began with the onset of menopause. My rear molar is a gold crown with a live nerve that was next to one of the open molars. It became impacted from nervous grinding due to my financial problems this year. The resulting abscess swelled up my jaw, cheek and chin so badly that I could not open my mouth and was in excruciating pain. I also developed a low fever. I was told to go to the emergency room, but I was afraid of the resulting bills and the possibility of negligent treatment.

This is what I did to deal with the abscess and the pain.

-First I used ice and hot compresses and way to much Tylenol and Motrin to little effect while the nerve was flaring out of control

-Then I called a dentist and requested an antibiotic

I followed his advice and used warm salt water rinses every hour along with ice packs and hot water compresses along with fish oil twice a day and B-Complex vitamins, I also sucked on some frozen yogurt and tucked it in my mouth to relive the swelling pain.
The vapors were terrible so a spit them out and tried to refrain from swallowing or breathing them. I then took a antihistamine composed of benedril and tylenol in a low dose and got off of ibuprofen entirely instead, Using hot compresses to relieve the pain and promote drainage along with soft massage.
I developed a technique that I call the pterodactyl spit (lol) to expel the toxins as sucking on the tooth generally brought more pain. So I was walking around with my mouth wide open like a yawn and my chin straight up for most of the day. I kept applying pressure to that area gently off and on. The best remedies I found were:

- A rinse of a half of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper or apply cayenne pepper to the tooth or gums followed by a salt water rinse and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and yogurt to cool it down.

-Chewing slowly on fresh Parsley seems to sooth pain

-Chewing on warm hot bread, and tucking it next to the abscess for instant pain relief and drawing of the toxins.

-Drinking diluted hot cranberry juice provides instant pain relief once the abscess starts to drain

-Yellow (not spicy) mustard applied to the tooth was very affective as well

-Eating hot ramen noodle soup helps greatly

The swelling has gone down in one week from the size of a baseball to the size of a small peanut and I can now open my mouth, speak clearly and stick out my tongue and therefore have dentistry preformed to repair the teeth and affected nerve, depending on financing of course. I had a horrible time with placing asprin on the tooth, ambisol, oil of cloves just burns the soft tissue inside the mouth and thus creates more pain for me.

My favorite poultice is a piece of warm, soft hot french bread tucked into the cheek and spit out after it draws the toxins out.

Since nowadays if you cant pay for dental work or even if you have dental insurance, you have to wait for an appointment for endo or have your tooth pulled out; witch usually is the quick solution, These techniques will help you hang in there a little longer and keep the infection under control; but not a substitute for assessing your own situation or seeking medical advice.

Hope this helps someone!

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hi, i would like to ask how big is your tooth abscess? because as of now i also have a tooth abscess due of my wisdom tooth and my doctor told me that i need to take some antibiotic within 3 days,, you said that you abscess is just like a baseball right.. same here that's also the size of my abscess


The problem with a large untreated tooth abcess is that it can spread to surrounding areas and cause infection of the bone and jaw necrosis and can spread to the brain and cause a brain infection, so if the home remedies help that's great, but still get to a dentist as soon as possible, b/c tooth abcesses can become life threatening if they spread! I'm not a dentist, but I do practice medicine, so just want everyone to be as safe and healthy as they can be!


heat causes infection to spread, i used a hot compress one night to make mine feel better, and the next day my face was swollen. clove oil and slices of onions between the teeth and gum have taken away the swelling and the pain.

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