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I have read so many of the remedies here. I took 2 Aleve in the early afternoon and they did nothing. Came home and took two Tylenol extra strength and they worked for a little while. Then I just decided to put an ice pack on my face to numb everything.

But my SENSODYNE toothpaste has been a savior! I rubbed it on my gums on both sides of the tooth with a Q-tip. I also put a glob of it on the Q-tip and kept it on my tooth for a little while. I'm drooling a little bit but it definitely feels better!!! Thanks everyone who suggested it!!!

But I'll definitely be going to the dentist tomorrow so this doesn't happen again! Haha :)


I'm 35 years old. I have all my wisdom teeth grown fully in, they are all in the vertical position. I have only one wisdom tooth that gives me problems, such as abscess, and that's my bottom, left, wisdom tooth. Since I cannot afford a dentist, these are the steps that I use to deal with the pain and to treat the abscess as well as treat my teeth in general. But before I go into my procedures, this is what I have been noticing; I noticed whenever I do not floss my teeth for some time, an abscess would flare up. So right then, I would get my remedies together to perform an abscess treatment. This is what I use:

°Very warm water
° Cup
°Cotton swabs, if no cotton swabs use paper towels
° Toothpick
° toothbrush
° Toothpaste
° Floss

I began by running very warm in the sink. Next I put salt in the cup, just enough to cover the bottom of the cup. I put the warm water in the cup only filling the cup up a quarter. You want the water to be very salty. I would then use the bottom of my toothbrush to dissolve the salt in the water. I would take a cotton swab and dip it in the salty water, saturating the cotton swab. I would then place the cotton swab over the infected tooth area, biting down on the cotton swab. Yes this is very painful, but effective. I do not know any medical explanation for why salt is best for this, but it is. PLEASE DO NOT SWALLOW THE SALT WATER!!! When your mouth is full with saliva, discharge the saliva into the toilet, take out the first cotton swab, rinse your mouth out with the running warm water, then repeat the steps again until the swelling has gone down. Once the swelling has gone down, with a toothpick (I usually use the plastic toothpicks with floss attached to it) thoroughly clean the plaque that's around the tooth. Rinse your mouth out with salt water during the toothpick cleaning stage. After you have thoroughly cleaned the effected area, rinse your mouth out with clean water, getting rid of the salty taste. Brush your teeth as normal, then floss after brushing your teeth.

The procedure should take you at least 30 minutes to perform.

Like I said, I only do this because I cannot afford a dentist and my job. For years I have been doing this whenever I get an abscess in my mouth. If you got the money/insurance go and get your teeth taking care of.

Simon Parkins

I have had a phobia of dentists for years after a bad experiance as a kid
44 now and just got an abcess on a tooth I knew was going to be next only solution Ibuprofen now to stop pain and it does it well then go to the emergencie dentist for an extraction for less than £20


If you have a water pik put undiluted Listerine in the tank and work it into affected area. Use a syringe if no pik.


1. make mouth wash and use two to three times a day: 1/2 cup of venigar. 1/2 cup of water. one table spoon black masoor(red lentils) and one table spoon coriander seeds. put all togethere and boil for about five minuts. and give chance for cold. keep it in glass bottle and use when u need.( don't swallow).

2. For abscess in gum or tonsils use fresh but dry 'COSTUS ROOTS' 2 times 3 g/m after meal( about 2.5 ml spoon for adult)

3. Use ice massage on the effected area.


Been through that much pain over last 10 days, first I got a swelling on side of my cheek, went to the doctor and he said it was my sinus, but never suffered with them! He said just take painkillers! The next day it got worse my cheek had doubled In size! Phoned dentist went to see him and yes it was an abscess! Gave me antibiotics for 7 days! ! Going through hell! !Finished them 2 days a going through hell! Until 2day when I came on this site! And read salt water and bicarbonate of soda! It burst I am pain free!thanks 2 u all!


I have been suffering from an abscessed tooth on and off for about two years now. It recently flared up and for approximately the fourth time I am on antibiotics due to the severe pain. In addition I am taking ibuprofen and paracetamol. The best remedy I find by far is warm water and salt. Immediately I find relief and as it is antiseptic it helps draw out some of the infection. Lately though I began to research more earnestly the consequences of not treating an abscessed tooth. All the information out there has literally left me terrified. A root canal or extraction is the only long term solution to an abscessed tooth. Even if you think it is better it probably isn't. I have made my appointment for Monday afternoon, as by then I will be finished my current round of antibiotics. I cannot afford a root canal so I have decided to go for an extraction. I realise now I have been taking severe risks with my health by leaving it so long.

Best of luck to everyone out the who is suffering.


Hello all, thanks to you I found something that worked but I didn't see the exact same thing I done so I thought I'd post it.
After over a week with an aching aching tooth and the strongest meds given by the dentist and antibiotics doing nothing I came to this site. Seen the sensodine tooth paste and thought I'd try that except I also got a cotton ball and with twezers I dabed a piece of cotton ball (just enough to fill the open hole in on the tooth) in the paste. Then pushed it down inside the open tooth area. I got immediate relief. After everything else, this worked and although the other things worked well for a short time and only once, this is working every time. In addition to this, you can even drink with in it your mouth as long as your cotton isn't to big. The cotton kind of molds to the tooth and gum area and stays in quiet well. Of course, if youre eating g then just small things will be OK to eat with it in the mouth as long as you chew on the infected side. Try works well:-) ...thank God

Moses teebags

I just cant sleep. Am feeling like i want to cry. Tootharch is something very painfull. I will be conducting my workshop tomoro, but eish, i cant even do my reseach properly. During the day it was worsy coz of too much noise around. Had tridesome crushed painkillers but no change. But now one friend brought upsomthing. Use of petrol to rinse ur mouth can releve the pain. Go ahead and try it, it works. Next tym i wil go and see my dentst fo tooth extraction. I cant survive


I've been sufering with an abscess for 4 days (It's my own fault eating toffee on a boken tooth!), I've had many before, some that have been more painful, and my doctors and dentists are reluctant to prescribe me any antibiotics so after praying to God that the pain will go away for days, I have finaly found a way to manage the pain.
First, I upped my garlic intake by taking supplements and adding it to my food, as it is a natural anibiotic. I then did my best to cut sugar from my diet (I am a total sugar freak so I failed a teensy bit and m word did I pay for it afer!)becuse bad bacteria thrive on it, even if it doesn't touch he tooth. I then wedged a small piece of cotton wool dipped in a mixture of salt and bicarbonate of soda into the missing part of the tooth where the abscess was. It has been drawing the infection out and my pain has been down for he past hour. Although I have also had a codeine tablet about 2 1/2 hours ago so that will be partly why, but drawing the infection out with cotton wool usually relieves it for me.

I feel terrible fo any of you suffering with an abscess, best of luck and I hope you're free of pain soon!

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