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901 Home Remedies for Abscessed Tooth

Anonymous

This is a quick fix until you can get to the dentist, but will drain the abscess and help with the pain.

You need a few things: a soft-bristled toothbrush (I'd suggest buying a new one so no lingering germs on the current brush get into the abscess), toothpaste, hydrogen peroxide, q-tips, a needle/pin.

First things first--brush your teeth. It may seem like a stupid suggestion but I've found that whenever I have an abscess I'm really gentle over the swollen skin because it's painful. Don't be. It might hurt for a bit, but vigorous brushing can help to possibly knock loose any food particles that might be the cause or might even pop the abscess itself, helping to speed things along. Take ibuprofen before doing this, that will help with the pain.

Make sure the needle or pin is sterilized. You can use hot water, I soaked mine in hydrogen peroxide for a few minutes. From here, you can pop the abscess. It might take a bit for the abscess to start draining. Use a q-tip to massage the gum, or add another drainage hole. I accidentally dragged the needle in the swollen area a bit, creating a bit of a tear. I wouldn't recommend that, but it did seem to drain faster.

Make sure you spit out all the discharge, you don't want to swallow it. From there, you can rinse with either salt water or a mix of hydrogen peroxide and water (I prefer the hydrogen peroxide and water, it bubbles out any remaining gunk. From there, you're pretty much done. Make sure to keep rinsing your mouth regularly as well as brushing. Ice packs also help with the swlling.

Bettman

After perusing through pages of these home remedies, I decided to concoct my own based loosely on all the recommendations here. The simplest thing I found that worked the best was this...

1) Take one Ibuprofen and crush it up into a fine powder with a teaspoon.

2) Take the powder and put it in the teaspoon, filling the rest of the spoon with lukewarm water. This should create something more liquid than a paste, but not too watery in nature.

3) Swish the concoction around the affected area for at least two minutes. It will sting your tongue a little, but it isn't too bad.

4) Spit it out and rinse your mouth with cold water. Do not swallow any of the Ibuprofen residue.

Repeat if the pain comes back.

This gave me instant relief, and brought my pain level from an eight down to a two or three for quite awhile. It's not the perfect cure-all, but it's easy to make and doesn't require special items from a grocery store.

Renee

xylitol sugar will stop tooth pain instantly it is sold at Whole Foods or health food stores ! The pain is from bacteria which is the very reason dentists prescribe amoxicillin. Xylitol sugar is in some trident gum ......swish your mouth with it xylitol eats bacteria it works !

Corrie

I use crush garlic and it works like a bom. Take half a teaspoon and put it inside your mouth where the pain is. Keep it for 5 min and repeat every half an hour untill the pain is gone.

Anonymous

The best tjing i have found to help with.an.abcess is simple. a tea bag placed at the site of the abcess twice a day for about 30 mins. at a time. it will actually draw out the abcess within a couple times depending on how severe it is. my husband suffers from abcesses quite frequently. he has been known to look like a hamstwer with a pocket of food in his cheek. and usually after 3-4 tea bags its completely gone. just a thought to try... a single tea bag....

Will

If you are above age 21, and you currently have an abcess tooth with pain that just refuses to subside... you can take a swig of Jaegermeifter, swish it around on the infected area, and spit it out, and your pain will be gone in the time frame of about 3 minutes (always sooner for me).One little airplane bottle is around 6hrs of pain relief.

The downside to this however is that it will increase swelling by the time you wake up from a pain-relieved nap. although it has always helped to bring the infection back to the tooth in question for me, i have always been able to drain it myself so far due to this, making sure to eject all infectious... saliva. This remedy is not for those with weak a stomach, it is a last resort if you cannot get to a dentist right away and are in much need of pain relief or rest.

xxlunaxx

Hey everyone! So my boyfriend and i are BOTH suffering from tooth abcesses! We have both benefited greatly from this site :) He is now on penecillan(sp?) medication for the pain and to remove the abcess and will be getting his tooth pulled soon. Unfortunately for me, I have to wait another month because I am getting ready to move and I have a knee injury which prevents me from sitting comfortably in the dentist chair. But before my boyfriends pain meds kicked in (took about two days) he was near tears so i came to this site and read what everyone else suggested. Heres what I find works best: brush your teeth, pay special attention to the spot in pain. If it hurts to brush, do it gently as you can. Next use mouthwash, whatever kind you prefer. Personally I like to you a generic brand because i find then gentler and less harsh. Next try a 50/50 peroxide and water rinse. DO NOT SWALLOW. These steps are to make sure your mouth is clean or else the last step wont work. Lastly, the well beloved CLOVE OIL! Take a cotton ball or even a sall piece of tissue and pour oil onto it. You can soak it or just put it on a small area of the tissue/cotton ball. Place on affected area and hold or if possible, bite down. Stay like that until pain starts to subside and then remove. Within minutes your mouth should feel much better. I tried this with my boyfriend and he slept like a baby! Now my tooth was acting up so i did the same thing! I really hope this helps someone cause I know how bad the pain is so please try this, and get to a dentist asap! I'll be going as soon as my knee is better.
Get well soon! :)

Anonymous

i know the pain of abscessed teeth
always from faulty dental work
it is a horrifying experience

this has always, always. always worked for the pain and infection

- peel a garlic clove and cut a small piece to fit either right in the abscessed tooth or beside it between the tooth and gum (this will be a little bit hot on the gum and cheek, but better that than the extreme tooth pain)
- let the initial piece of garlic sit out for 10-15 mins. this produces the allicin in the clove
- place garlic directly on tooth if possible or as described above
- let it sit for 20-30 mins.
- spit it into the garbage and cut yourself a new piece (you don't have to let it sit for 10-15 mins.) and place on tooth
- continue to repeat process for 2-3 days, you should feel some relief by the third piece, and it only gets better from there
- if you find the garlic too hot on your gum or cheek, do the process for as long as you can, then simply get a bigger fresh piece and chew it to release the oils then spit it out, and don't rinse your mouth, alternate between these two for 2-3 days

May the Lord bless you all

Cirus

1- Pain Killer 2 Pills
2- Gel on teeth
3- Anti - Inflammation like Surgam
4- Antibiotic
5- Dentist :)

Anonymous

I love you guys, i havnt eaten for almost 2 days now I can't stop eating bread. Thank you very much.

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