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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

Good luck!

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I tried this and let me say thank you ,thank you ,thank you.I too have no insurance,and no income at this time so When my face started to look like a beach ball on one side I started to self medicate with vitiman c tablet,salt water,benidril and zink ocide all helped the swelling but nothing was helping the infection so I went to the E.R. and they gave me a shot that helped for a couple of days then the infection got worse so I got on the internet to look for self treatment .and saw the tea bag thing I was so desperate I would have tried anything it was so bad it felt like a volcano was erupting in my mouth so I thought what the heck tea bags are cheeper then dentist and I have plenty of tea any way so I fell asleep with one in my mouth and when I woke up six hours later the thing was saturated in yellowish-green puss, yeck I know but it helped,but how long does it take to get it totaly gone I been about for days then I though I was heeled so I stoped and it came right bak going to try it again tonight when I get home will try for couple of weeks but a warning use towel I totaly ruied our pillows.but it does draw the infection out and helps with pain so you can get a good nights sleep THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO


I am in the same boat as you. No insurance, 2 small children and I am single. I cannot work as my oldest child is disabled and no one can take care of her but me. I am attempting the tea bag method and it seems to be helping a bit so far. I've only een at it for about 10 minutes, however. Thank you for your advice.


I use a similar method for treating mine when they get infected as well. The peroxide and the garlic work the best i've found. peroxide will also help the abscess to drain...but you need to be careful otherwise you get peroxide burns on your mouth. Ouch!

I also have a child to care for and bills to pay so that doesnt leave me $ for getting my teeth fixed. I have insurance but its useless because you have to pay 100% up front and if you're lucky you might get reimbursed something in a month, and I just dont have the $ to do that.


i understand all to well about having no maoney and no insurance to get my teeth fixed. i'm only 23 and my four front teeth have rotted and broken off and have been battling abscesses for a few years now. but please don't assume i'm a crackhead or anything. a lot of people think that of me because of my teeth and how skinny i am. i'm only skinny because i don't eat very often because it usually hurts my mouth to do so! my sister was in the same boat as me when she was my age and luckily had the insurance to get dentures. i'm trying out the teabag right now and i wonder is it the caffeine in the tea that helps? i know coffe works for asthma maybe it's along the same lines. i don't know. but good luck to the rest of you!


I was up all night searching the internet for relief from this abcess that has kept me up for two days. I tried the teabag and within ten minutes the pain was gone and by 6 this morning I could pop the abcess, and I feel 100\\% better. I usually don't put any stock in home remedies, but this one works!

well again soon

to the person (s) who posted about using the tea bag, and placing it next to the painful tooth! THANK YOU!!!

I was in so much pain, I was ready to try anything! I had some herbal, non-caffeine
tea bags sitting in the cabinet, and I tried it. Worked great, and I also found a free dental clinic, and they are pulling my tooth on Friday.

I was out of work and had no insurance, until yesterday, so I looked on the net for a free clinic and found one close to my house. Those of you who need help, maybe you will find there is help close to you too.

Take care, and again thank you for the help!


This actually worked . I was up because of an abceessed tooth, and read this around 4 am, I thought what the hell ' i'll give it a try. I put a teabag next to the infected tooth, and in about 10 mins the pain started to go away, so i went to lay down and I fell asleep pretty quickly. I woke up at 6:30 and the pain and most of the abcess are gone. I put another bag in and sent this comment. A big thank you to whoeverposted this, and bte I'm still going to the dentist later today.


I think I have two abscessed wisdom teeth on my right side. The pain is absolutely horrible. I know I've needed to get all of my wisdoms removed for years now, but money and tmj has caused me not to.

I am going to try the tea bags because I am really desperate and I tend to get sick from antibiotics so I don't want to go pay a fortune for someone to make me sick.

Could someone please tell me on the rinsing with hydrogen peroxide, is that just the norm kind everyone has in their house and do I need to dilute it with water? Also, does anyone know if having that in your mouth would have any adverse reactions on someone who takes various medications?

Thank you.


wow, i have an abscessed tooth for about 3 days now and my dentist cant see me until thursday. the pain was killing me. so i stuck the tea bag in and the pain went away. i was in tears cause it hurt so bad, even on pain killers but this helped alot. thanks so much!


I want to say thank you, I also have no insurance. My regular doctor gave me a perscription for my tooth. After 9 days of taking it I still noticed the problem was still there. Tried this, and within 2 hours the absess had already drained. I am diabetic, and was getting really nervous. Thank you ever so much. Absesses run in my family, I will now tell everybody this remedy.

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