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I had a very painful abscess on my gum, and tried the garlic salt solution. It is working wonderfully! I am so happy the swelling and pain are down a huge amount in just a few hours.


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to relieve pressure


My boyfriend just used one of the remedies from the site and it worked amazingly. He took garlic salt and swooshed it in his mouth for one min three times in a row and it took the pain away. He's had problems with his teeth his whole life and he said nothing worked as good as the garlic water. So thank you to whomever wrote about that.

Mark DDS

For severe toothache: You have an infection or a nerve exposed. If you can see the tooth, if a hole/crack/missing filling, bees wax, or temp filling (avail at drug stores) to plug hole. If you have abcess (infection) do NOT PLUG THE HOLE. You must get this to drain. Milk it (pressure) by pressing on swollen area. Do this until it either comes out violently (like a big zit) or it eventually finds a path and starts draining. Then put heat on it (after its draining) and keep milking it until the pain/swelling is gone. Get to dentist asap.

DRY SOCKET: This is exposed bone when the blood plug/clot is lost. If possible go back to dentist, the dentist who extracted tooth has responsibility to treat this at no charge. (followup care). If not possible, get iodoform gauze from pharmacy (not an rx item). Cut a small 1/4' strip, dip very end (tiny amount) in some red cross toothache remedy (eugenol). Ring/remove excess. Only about 1/16' should be covered, and no excess. Flush socket with warm water using large syringe, water pick, in shower (let forceful stream into socket to get food etc out). Insert the guaze strip eugenol end first with tweezers. Remove/repeat (not the flushing part) every 8 hours until you can see a dentist. If not repeat 8 hours day 1, 12 hours day 2, everyday 3, should be healed by day 4-5.

Take 800mg ibuprofin (4 tabs) up to 4 x day (for adults). Many studies have found ibuprofen superior or equal to narcotics for dental pain. Dont believe me? Check yourself.

John W.

I had an abcess causing huge and painfull swelling. Looking through the net for help I found a reference to echinacea. I have some echinacea capsules so I emptied out the powder from one capsule and made a paste with a couple of drops of water (so it sticks together but not runny). I pressed this into the gum directly where the abcess was and in-between the tooth and gum and overnight the swelling had reduced by at least half and the pain had gone. I repeated this twice during the today because eating and drinking washed it away (so eat first, apply after). By this evening my face is almost back to normal and I have no more pain. I will keep this treatment going for a few days to make sure; it is the first time I have tried it and it has worked like a dream; much faster than antibiotics plus a lot cheaper than a visit to the dentist!

I thought i was INVINCIBLE?

Have had 3 tooth abcsess' over the years,defo get to the dentist asap it will only get worse. Have tried pretty much every home remedy and none really worked, the only thing that works for me is continually rinsing my mouth with cold or ice water (warm water made the pain only worse) it only gives maybe a minute or 2 relief but when you have an abcsess it will do!! Hope it helps


Soak your tooth in beer for about three minuets then finish the rest. No More toothache. This really works, I'm not a beer drinker.


Yea i agree with the dentist fixing the issure. i really do. bu t you have people like me. i have white coat syndrome. to you guys who Arnt aware of this condition well its pretty much is a phobia of my case dentist. but please listen to this man about cloves. if cant find extract you can go to the spice aisle in your grocery an get ground cloves.put that in some gauze get wet place on infected area and you will be well pleased regardless of how much pain ur in. i have one in my mouth now


My fiance who is a Marine was in tears and had given himself tylenol poisoning trying to get rid of this pain! After visiting this site and reading 3 pages I decided to mix something up. I mixed 1/8 tsp baking soda 1/8 tsp sea salt and about 1/8 tsp garlic powder, add a small amount of warm water (or cold if you think that helps cold just hurts us more ). I did this in a shot glass and dab a cotton ball into it, place on the gum. He did 4 at 15 min each and the swelling and pain was gone 3 days.


Get Red Cross toothache med. kit !!!! I got my wisdom teeth out last Monday (all four) and had the average pain from having those teeth pulled. On Wednesday night I started to get throbbing pain that went to my eats and the rest of my teeth began to have an ache pain. Thursday and Friday is only got worse.Realizing it was in fact dry sockets. Saturday (today) I was in tears on and off throughout the entire day due to the pain in my ears and jaw from dry socket. By 11:00 PM tonight I could not take it so I went online to see if there were any suggestions I could find besides all of the pain killers I have already been taking. The red cross kit was the one thing i found highly recommended. It has clove oil in it which instantly gets rid of the pain. I immediately called the 24 hour cvs located 25 mins away to make sure they had it. THANK GOD they did. I brushed my teeth good when I got home and used qtips to put the clove oil from the kit in dry socket. Note- do no do this laying down ha (dripped into throat) wasnt so pleasent. WORKS AMAZINGGGG

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