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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.

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I agree, the tea bag trick does work wonders. I almost poisoned myself taking too many painkillers the other day. I started the tea bag treatment today and already feel results. I do have dentist visit tomorrow, but the sooner i get the swelling down the sooner i get to pull this damn tooth out!!!


I've had an abscess come out of nowhere over the last 2 days on a still-coming-in wisdom tooth.

No luck getting the swelling or pain to subside until I tried the teabag this morning! I don't have any green tea bags, but a mixed White & Green teabag has helped tremendously. Tastes a little bitter and I look a little silly, but I think I can get past that to not have the pain be nearly as strong (Thanks to the teabag remedy, it's been cut to about 25\\% of what it was!)

Thank you * a million!

TS in TN

This Tea Bag thing is AWESOME! I have suffered for an entire week with a 'Sickening' toothache, I went to the dentist but the antibiotic didn't work for me at all so instead of getting better, it just got worse.. I paced the floor, crying and praying for the pain to stop. I've had no sleep at all until just a few minutes ago when I tried the tea bag. I put the dry Green Tea bag in between my tooth and my cheek and less than 5 minutes later..THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO PAIN.


i have an abcessed tooth and found and tried the tea bag option but now my gum area is burning. Is this what normally happens?


You can go to your local Herb Shop and get Golden Seal and White oak Bark. Open each capsule and make a poltice with an empty teabag. Wet it a little and put in on the infected tooth. It will draw out the infection. And you can rinse with white oak bark, for pain relief.

Maria, NJ

It is Friday, my tooth is killing me. Swollen gum. cheek, even lips. Can't see dentist until Monday or Tuesday. Took a tea bag, no particular type, i think it was black tea, put the bag between he gum and cheek...within 1/2 hour my face is less swollen and the pain is VERY tolerable. Thank you all for the advise.


THIS WORKS!! I have been AGONIZING over an abscessed tooth for 3 days with horrible pain and terrible swelling both on the roof of my mouth and my face. Like others I had tried everything. I even went to the dentist today who told me I had to have the tooth pulled, gave me Penicillin VK and referred me to an oral surgeon (it's the 4th of July weekend so I'm stuck until Monday!) He didn't open or drain the tooth so I was still in agony to the point of tears. I found this site and tried putting a regular dry Lipton tea bag between my sore tooth and gum -- and it was like a MIRACLE! Within 5 minutes the pain was gone!! I left it in about 30 minutes and when I took it out the swelling inside my mouth had subsided enough for me to talk normally (instead of like Marlon Brando in the Godfather!) I did another tea bag for another 1/2 hour -- and then I was actually able to sleep for almost 4 hours in a row -- for the first time in 3 days! When I got up the tooth was hurting again -- so I used another tea bag and now I'm pain-free again! I just had to come here and let people know that THIS REALLY WORKS!!!!!!!!! (p.s. I told one of my friends this whose Mom used to be the nurse at an oral surgeons office for 15 years and she told me they used to tell all their emergency middle-of-the-night callers to use this tea bag trick!)


I wish I had read this 3 days ago, it really works. I got an idea how well it worked when I took out that first teabag. Yuck!


OMG!...i was in excrutiating pain all day and came to this site and read about the green tea bag.. i hadn't eaten in three days because of the swelling and pain. I put a green tea bag between my cheek and gum and in about an hour i had this awful taste in my mouth and i took the bag out...YUCK!..if you haven't tried it you MUST IT WORKS!!!!! no more pain and the infection is almost gone...thanks a million!!


omg!!!!! I have been sitting here in unbairable pain for four hours now I came across this website and I just got up and put a teabag in my mouth and walla no more pain now I don't want to take it to call the dentist lol.. thank you soo much this is great!!!

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