A warm damp rag will work or you can swish your mouth with warm salt water. I have had four infected teeth before and I can promise it will help with the infection and help ease the horrible pain.
I was in a lot of toothache pain , it was making the side of my face hurt . Someone gave me 2 packs of BC powders . It killed the pain , works great. I wet my finger tip and rubbed on my gum . It only took about a min to work .
My husband has been in horrible tooth pain. Of course it's Saturday night and no after hours dentists will see him unless he is a returning patient. It's frustrating but looking through all of these home remedies my husband got an idea..get a small straw, like from a Capri sun, suck some clove oil into the straw and let it drip into the hole in the tooth. He hasn't been in pain AT ALL for the last 10 minutes...wow! I suggest you do this. The bad thing is clove oil will kill the nerve but if it needs pulled anyway. ...
I've had this abscess for about a week, tried everything under the sun some worked for a little while but not until a friend told me about this mouthwash by Colgate. It's Colgate Peroxyl mouth sore rinse (about $9.50 at Wal-Mart). It's designed for just that after just a few rinse began feeling some relief.
Hope this help.
Can not believe it worked pure clove oil applied about a half of the cap with a cue tip waited about ten minutes before I drank something and it was gone I bite down on it to deliver it faster but I think without doing that it still would have worked the same try it will make your day or night.
A good Remedy for an Abscess is an Alka Seltzer, just swish it around in your mouth for about 1 min
After reading the benefits of using garlic for toothache issues I decided to try it. I do not have any whole garlic so I tried putting garlic powder on the tooth and gum area. It has slightly eased the pain but I tried something different. I used a teaspoon of garlic powder and half a teaspoon of salt in a cup of very warm water (not hot) and rinsed my mouth out 6 times (add more in cup). My pain and swelling since trying this has eased a lot within the past 20 minutes. I will do this every hour not only to kill the infection but to make it to work tomorrow -)
OK. I have a partial for 4 teeth in the center-top of my mouth. I have an abscessed tooth right next to the partial and think its not cracked, but food gets in between the partial and the tooth that Im having a problem with. I went to the dentist in June and said they would like to pull the tooth. The abscess popped and I lived with the slight pain for a few months. Now its killing me and I dont want to have that tooth pulled because I will need to get another partial. (1600 bucks). Now Im ready to try the garlic glove thing that Im reading about. I will let you know if it works, since I read that garlic works on bad bactria. The abscess covers around the whole tooth. Its hard to put the partial on, as it squeezes the puss and makes it throb. I have the partial out and getting ready to put garlic on it. I believe this will work because I think the tooth is not cracked. Just bad hygiene. I eat late at night and food must have been stuck between teeth. Im thinking about getting all my uppers removed for a denture. All my teeth are ok on the bottom. wish me luck!!
I had a swelled abscess in top of my mouth from a tooth that held my partial. I prayed asking for mercy, used a 16 ounce cup of water heated in microwave 1 minute and a teaspoon of table salt.Hold salty water in mouth for 15 to 20 seconds, spit out and repeat process until cup is empty.Slice a piece of galic and hold it on abscess with the tongue or finger and later eat the remainding clove with a few crackers if its to hot.(Use to control infection) You can mix a little cayenne pepper in the water also.(optional)
I have a subgingival maxilary abscess that is almost under the cheekbone and into the sinus.It became tight and hard and started throbbing.
I have no insurance and little faith in modern medicine. I treated the infection with very tart pure cranberry juice (antibiotic) taken internally three times a day.I applied essential oil of clove (antibiotic) to the gum near the abscess followed by essential oil of black pepper (analgesic). I also rinse with warm salt water(antibiotic ,analgesic,antiseptic) three times a day.In four days the abscess has moved toward the gumline and is ready to pop.Now I have a piece of bread soaked in coconut oil(antibiotic, draws bacteria) and essential oil of clove on it.It is getting better and I expect it to drain soon.