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Ok, this is day 5 of pain for me. I've done everything I can with varying degrees of success. I started with tylenol, warm wash clothes, and ice packs. I also tried vanilla extract. I found that peppermint extract works way way better, if you can stand the burn. Well, tonight the swelling was terrible. Even my eye was starting to swell. So I took the salt and soda remedy and added a splash of peppermint extract, no more nasty taste. The swelling has gone way way down, and I think I may've able to sleep until I can see the dr tomorrow.


The most effective way to get and abscessed to go away is antibiotic. If you can afford to goto the doctor. they are a natural antibiotic called goldenseal. you take just like any other antibiotic. And it works.I done it before..but you should still try to see a dentist soon or the abscess will come back eventually. But start taking the godenseal and in a day or so, you will notice the swelling going down.. but dont stop taking it when the swelling as gones down,continue taking them 2 to three days after to make sure all the infection is gone.. A total of about 10 to 14 days.


Ive had terrible tooth pain for the last year and ive never found anything that would make it feel better tonight im trying the salt and baking soda trick,1/2 TSP of salt 1/2 tsp of baking soda and a paper towel pack in between the tooth and cheek right now it hurts like hell but im hopeful to the effects maybe ill get some sleep tonight wish me luck


So I have this tooth pain for about a week or so maybe longer, the tooth itself cracked a few months ago, I just don't like the dentist so I refuse to go unless I'm getting something pulled. I have great insurance & don't really pay much for co-pay or anything at all for extractions, I just fear needles and the dentist so I'm very iffy on going :( I know I'm goofy right! but anyhoo I found this site and tried some of the things listed & for me the following works wonders!

1. Brush thoroughly
2. Rinse with a mouthwash that's not harsh, I use kids ACT bubble gum flavor.
3. then follow with a rinse of Listerine, may burn alittle but the ACT helps prevent the burning too much I found.
4. then I took 2 IB's & 1 Klonopin 1mg
5. This I swear when I read it on here I seriosly doubted it would work but holy hell in a hand basket, it took all pain away and I'm still pain free over 12 hrs later! and I dabbed a little on this morning just to be safe lol.. What I used was something called 'Deep Throat Gel' It's sold in Adult stores, I saw someone had said use Anal-eeze cause it contains lidocaine, which it does I have a bottle of that as well, haven't used it yet b/c the other gel works just as good. I had both already on hand so I didn't have to go buy them lol. But I swear if you have anything similiar to that stuff whether it be the anal stuff or deep throat stuff, it numbs the tooth and takes the pain away!!! It's amazing and gross at the same time hahahahaha. Good luck all! I know everyone is different but it can't hurt to try, thank to everyone that posted remedies on here. they've helped alot!!! :-)



Use cloves on your tooth, suck on them and watnot. It kills the infection, sucks out all the whatever and makes your breath better.

Di (England)

I came to this page after having an abscess under a crown, which I believe often happens. I had considered going to A&E at 2 this morning rather than wait until 7am to book in with the doctor, as the pain was severe. However, before resorting to this, I thought I'd try one or two of the suggestions kindly made by others here.

Firstly, I used a tea bag, which gradually over a hour and a half gave some relief, but as soon as I stood up the pain increased again. Then I used a clove between my gum and cheek which didn't really have any effect.

It seems from what others have written that everyone responds differently to certain things. I use lots of natural/alternative remedies (and therapies) having experienced their power, so have a cupboard full of useful remedies. A couple of people mentioned colloidal silver (which can be used internally and externally as a natural antibiotic - although internally it needs to be used very carefully as too much can make you turn blue-permanently!) Anyway, I had a bottle so thought I would try it to rinse the abscess. The results, within 10 minutes were nothing short of miraculous!! No pain {what a relief!) and it feels as if it is not just masking the pain but dealing with the abscess infection too. The swelling is going down and I'm beginning to be able to shut my teeth together again. I felt human again straight away.

The other things that I took were Ibuprofen (don't take on an empty stomach, or you'll have more problems than just your teeth!) high strength garlic, echinacea and vit C (very effective remedies for fighting infection).

Another thing that has prevented me from sorting out this tooth is the fact that I've had a locked jaw for a month now and was waiting for it to unlock as the dentist wouldn't be able to get into my mouth to take the tooth out(previously it has only been locked for a maximum of a day). The abscess may be causing this prolonged locking but there may be other reasons too, which I'm looking into and trying different things.

The other things that have prevented me are the fact that I don't like to take antibiotics unless it is a real emergency because of the profound effect they can have on your body, and also my brother had two doses of Amoxicillin in quick succession and went into anaphylactic shock, which was not only life threatening but also left him with a chronic susceptibility to infection for the rest of his life. (I've already had one course a few weeks ago so am worried about taking another. I'll have to see what the doctor suggests).

I feel that I could easily go to bed and sleep now, but just wanted to share this with you. It's a good job we all have the internet - to research and find things out for ourselves. A lot of people would be in a sorry state without it! Thank you very much for your suggestions.

dental worker

If you have an abcessed tooth, you need to see the dentist. No way around it. They have credit plans at most dental offices. Or, most county hospitals offer emergency dental treatment (extractions only) but they will not turn you away. They will provide you with antibiotics and some type of pain medication.(Usually).Kiwi Drug is an online site that sells various medications that are not readily available in the US (if you can wait 10-12 days).And they are a legit company. Used them myself. Good Luck.


Okay, i have to say 2 things, DO NOT DRAIN YOUR ABSCESS YOURSELF i know it's tempting and all, but it increases your risk for more infections, i suggest whatever pain reliever works best for you, checking into an ER or making an emergency dental appointment, they will tell you it's abscessed, and if you haven't had a root canal might suggest an endodontist(for a root canal), or an oral surgeon(to have the tooth removed)TAKE THE ANTIBIOTICS. also try hot and cold packs, may increase swelling, but who cares when it helps with the pain?


I know that everyone is undoubtedly tired of reading this, but while home remedies are ok for quick relief, they're just that; quick, a stop-gap measure. I came directly to this site every time I had an abscess and used the tips gratefully, until the most recent time, when none of them simply worked. I had gone through 35 ibuprofen and 30 aspirin in the space of four days and it had virtually no efficiency by the time I decided to pull it together and get help. Like many of you, I don't have insurance, and I'm a 21-year-old college student who can't find a job and has been living with family since being orphaned at 16, so I was especially weary of the charges I'd end up with in the end. I had an abscess forming near the roof of my mouth, and tried to wait for it to go down with the usual treatments, but the misery won out, after my fourth night of waking up every two hours and popping endless pills, alternating between holding a heat pack or ice pack to my cheek and crying all the while.

Even if you don't have insurance/ it's a reeked and you can't go to the dentist, go to thr emergency room at the very least. A lot of places won't bill you until later, and if you're low or no-income (like me), they'll work out payment plans or even give you some forms for a waiver for that visit. Or, if you're lucky, they'll assign you a care worker who will help you get set up with insurance.

Either way, you'll get a prescription for antibiotic and painkillers, which isn't too expensive (without insurance, I only paid $29 for the two, and that's in California.) Call around to a few pharmacies, ask them how much they charge for each medication. Just don't let the lack of money scare you into not doing anything.


Hey there just reading all these posts and thought i'd add some input. I don't mean to advertise a commercial products but i have found a couple of staples to keep you pain free when it comes to Abscesses, cavitys, Periodontitis etc..
first off go to the drug store and buy some 'Ibuprofen' and 'Dr.Tichenor's Antiseptic mouthwash' The ibuprofen is for pain and inflammation (you can find it at 99cent store) the mouthwash was used back in the day to save soldiers limbs in battle so you know its good. then the next products i highly recommend are 'TheraNeem Organix Neem Therapé with Mint Toothpaste'
'With Supercritical Extracts of Neem Leaf and Neem Bark

*Made with Certified Organic Supercritical Extracts: Calcium carbonate, Sorbitol, Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Silica, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Xylitol, Xanthan Gum, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Supercritical Extracts of Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed*, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root*, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel)*, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud*, Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Leaf* and Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Bark*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Oil, Ascorbic Acid.'
its super minty and strong and does a good job of leaving your teeth clean and pain free long enough to catch some sleep. (get it online or healthstore/wholefoods etc.) Neem is actually an antibiotic, anti fungal, as well as immune system stimulator and has been used for thousands of years for oral care.

also try grapefruit seed extract, grape seed extract and coconut oil pulling

there's a tincture at wholefoods made of california poppies valerian and chamomile that might be helpful as well i believe its called 'deep sleep'

I need to make another dentist appointment but in the mean time im trying to boost my immune system and keep my mouth clean

let me know if this helps anyone!

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