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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 to have no insurance and raising a child on my own. i have been up for 3 days with the pain of this toothach. i have a bad tooth and it has been infected several times i just cant afford to go to a dentist right now, so i have the tea bag in my mouth as i write this, so i want to thank you very much for your advise!! i will be able to sleep 2 nite... again thanks!!!


I am typing this as i am trying the teabag;please let this work! I too am in the same boat as you guys and am waiting to get to the dentist monday, already been to the er where they gave me antibiotics and pain pills.With all the feed back that this is getting i am going to keep faith. my face looks like i have abaseball growing from my jaw, at this oint anything is worth a try!


I've got a teabag wedge next to my gum as I type. It's Sunday, I don't have a dentist so I was hoping this pain would go away. When it didn't and I went through a bottle of ambasol, I thought I was going to go crazy. The fact that I can form a sentence means this works. First I numbed my gum with Vodka, then I took a pin and stuck it in the infected gum to help it drain, then I rinses with warm salt water and now I'm 45 minutes in to my teabag treatment. I'm thinking of keeping the teabag in when I go to work tomorrow. Thanks everyone for the home remedies.

gretchen L in orlando

can I just say, THANK YOU SO MUCH.I have had an abcess for about a week and a half. I have a dentist appt tomorrow and finally I got smart and looked on line, found your site and the comments and OMG The tea bag thing gave me instant relief from the pain......THANK YOU, I am now going to become a Wiccan!!! lol


I am not sure if i have an abcess or not but my tooth tastes funny and its making me kinda sick and i dont feel that great. So im trying this tea bag thing but all i ahave are tazo mint tea bags so i hope im not doing myself any harm. I have all weekend till i can call the dentist. I hope this works!!


Any parent who jeopardizes their health for the sake of their children is missing the point. People have died from abcessed teeth using home remedies. What good would this parent be to her children if she were dead?


Thank you so much. I have thought I was nuts for years not being able to go to the dentist and having to try and cure the tooth infection on my own. Its so funny about the self righteousness of people who really have no clue on how it is to do without. I wish I could go to the dentist and afford medicine for this pain. I would love beautiful teeth. I would love to eat anything I wanted. However I have many little mouths to feed. So I will try garlic thank God I bought some when I had a little extra money.

i have also used sensitive toothpaste i works to kill the nearves for pain

praying this works

i hope this works.i woke up this morning with the left side of my face swelled up from my eye 2 my bottom jaw .i just put a tea bag in and praying that it work.i'm in the same boat as everyone else NO MONEY NO INS.i have to go to work soon and my face looks like someone hit me .i will be sooooooooo thankfulif this works.


Thank you soo much. I cant' believe I googled this remedy. Tea bags who'd a thunk!!!! :)

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