this is a follow up from this morning having used raw garlic and sea salt to reduce the abscess and stop the pain. As my day wore on, I found using a gauze pad on the area pulled out the fluid (pus). I let that stay until it felt like it had drained enough. Continuing with salt water rinses and the Vit C and aged Garlic caps. Also had raw garlic in my salad/lunch. It is important to keep with the routine until completely healed if you're going to avoid the dentist. Note: if you have a heart condition, I'd head for the dentist if I had to clean his floors in trade. Not a good combo for longevity. There is a neural connection between the gum cavity and the pericardium surrounding the heart. Google that if you want details.
I read 4 pages and concluded salt and garlic, vit C and aged garlic pills got the best reviews and I had all items at home. I applied a slice of garlic to the abcess. Had to remove quickly as it burned but did it again 2 more times until the sting disappeared. Then I switched to sea salt (not table salt!). I took 2,000 mg of Vit C and 2 aged garlic capsules. That was late last evening. Woke up this morning and all swelling and pain gone! Thanks everyone:-) BTW, the abcess was under the anchor tooth of a bridge. The notion that it had to be removed was a nightmare which is why I resorted to home remedy - not to mention the expense!
Oil of Oregano was my great-grandmother's and grandmother's remedy for pretty much everything, and it works. Now of course modern science has caught up but this stuff works to kill bacteria, fungus and infections.
Use oil of oregano straight from the bottle by putting about 10 drops on a cotton ball or small piece of gauze. Put that in your jawline right where the infection is. Leave it on as long as you can stand it (at least 15 minutes but more is better). Will burn like crazy at first, but then the swelling will subside. You need to do the treatment a few times a day.
tried the garlic crunched up seeming to work!Also swished italian dressing ! Horrid tooth ache,worst ever had!Naproxen/aleeve works well sometimes,just takes longer.Italian dressing & garlic was almost immediate.
take a 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil, add about the same amount each of ground cloves and garlic flakes or powder. Apply to swollen area. A mere dab took the swelling and pain away in less than five minutes.
Do NOT apply heat!
So, I have this tooth that I've ignored for years because of an unwarranted fear of the dentist, and it's kicking my butt now. All that's left is the root because over time, the crown has chipped away and the dentine (I think that's the stuff under the enamel) is just a big sinkhole into the tooth under the gums. I have had two kids (big babies, too) naturally and that was a cake walk compared to the pain I was in last night. I had been trying everything - heat, advil paste, clove oil - you name it, I tried it.
Anyway through a series of phone calls, my mother in law mentioned that an infection (like with an abcessed tooth) gets REALLY angry with heat, so I got the ice pack and boom! relief. Washed my mouth out with some liquor, spit that out (as you should because washing out with it fills it with bacteria), and tried to relax enough to go to sleep (which I did down some of that alcohol to help), but anyway, this morning I've felt great. Kept cold on the area, 800 mg of advil in my system, alcohol every couple of hours to wash it out, and when those options let in a little mild pain, I wash with hydrogen peroxide and then there's no pain at all again.
So, the big thing is: don't use heat. It feels great at first, but you're making the abcessed tooth worse. Use cold. And keep it totally cleaned out.
I was up all night with a terrible toothache. I found this site at like 2am. I tried everything suggested and the only thing that worked for me was crushing up ibuprofen and making it into a paste by adding water and rubbing it on the tooth/gum.
A couple of months ago I lost a huge filling that really should have been a root canal/crown a long time ago. Its now pretty badly infected and incredibly painful. I read through many of the tips here and tried several, but I wanted to share one that I did not see posted here. (I did not read all 271 previous posts, so please forgive me if it's already been shared at some point.)
What I found to be incredibly helpful was taking some ground clove and putting it into Everclear, which is a liquor with a high enough concentration of alcohol (151 proof in CA—other states allow higher proof) to extract the essential oils from the cloves. It's important that the proof is >100 (>50% ethanol) so that the alcohol is not bound up in the water. Otherwise, the ethanol molecule cannot desolve the oils from the cloves with anything near the same efficiency because it already has it's hands full with the water, so to speak. I tried it with regular whiskey, and it was not nearly as effective.
This allows for very deep, penetrating relief. The alcohol seems act as a carrier for the clove oils, and this combination works far better for me than either clove or alcohol alone. I just dab a cotton swab into it, put it in my cheek, and enjoy the respite.
I don't know that a whole lot of folks have Everclear just lying about the house, so I'm not sure if this qualifies as a 'home remedy' or not, but it it works far better for me than any of the OTC local anesthetics with benzocaine, so if you if you are able to get to the store, you might want to consider the liquor/grocery store instead of the pharmacy.
Oil pulling, as suggested in earlier posts, is also very effective for me, and virgin coconut oil is, in my opinion, a very tasty way to do it.
hold vodka in your mouth for as long as you can. pain goes away within minutes!! also to stop the throbbing disolve 100 percent pure aspirin on top of the hole or infection area. this is a natural blood thinner and helps alot. clove oil, or colidial silver will kill any bacteria but read up on it first. dont drink, only hold in mouth then spit out. rinse afterwards. for nutrient packed fighting power use 100 percent flax seed oil to reduce swelling. be sure to use the flax with a protein based food.. flax can shrink cancer tumors, and yes a toothache swelled area also.
Try making a paste out of crushed Tylenol, Clove oil, and cayenne pepper. This worked for me even when Vicodin wouldn't.