baby orajel works wonders
Have been in the most excrutiating pain for a week now, 2 trips to emergency dentist and 2 lots of antibiotics, the last visit put clove oil in the tooth and covered it til infection goes and then it needs ripping out, trouble is now it feels like I have 3 abcesses on 3 different teeth and my nose and eye are tingling and tender, am finding it hard to swallow but when I look in my mouth etc cant see the abcesses to pop them...only relief is taking 4 ibuprofen and 2 paracetamol codiene together. will be ringing dentist up again tomorrow to beg them to remove tooth now Ive seen how dangerous it is if the infection is spreading.
You need Oral B Superfloss and Tea Tree Oil. You put one or two drops on the floss and start flossing the infected area. Rinse. This works really good and it is also great to prevent an infection. I do it a couple times a day, even if it hurts and bleeds.
Do not swallow!
up at all hours of the night with my distraught fiance, i went through like five pages on here, the house was practically empty, we tried the salt water,nothing. Then we put vinilla extract on a cotton ball and he held it on the tooth it soothed the pain i dont know for how long he ran to bed hoping to fall asleep before the pain returned.. Thank you everyone.. good luck.
My tooth has been hurting me off and on since getting a filling 6 weeks ago then on Friday afternoon I had to leave work because the pain was unbearable. Oxycotin did nothing t3 did nothing Chronic-(kush) did nothing went on this site the tea bag and salt with baking powder pack work amazing thanks
I purchased a tube of Oraljel for mouth sores because it has an anticeptic in it. I took a little piece of paper towel, about an inch-x-inch square,squirt a line in the square, fold it and place it directly on the abscess. Not only does it numb but the antiseptic goes strait to the infection. I left it on for about a half hour and repeated it every hour. Only because I was doing this blind.. Also Unlike an antibiotic that you have to take for a few days. The blood flow that goes to the tooth is so small that its difficult for a good amount of antibiotic to get to the source of the pain. I have a crown and an abscess just popped up,I have been taking antibiotics for 3 day and it was not helping. With a little research I found out about the Oraljel. Well it wasn't exactly Oraljel I was suppose to use but the product that had been suggested was no where to be found. I got the information from a sight called Toothandteeth. Very good sight. Last night I had an awful fat abscess And I did the treatment stated and the abscess is almost gone and my face is no longer swollen...Goodluck.
I hope all you folks using the home abcess remedies as something to tide you over for a brief time just until you get to the dentist.
I carried around a pair of bad wisdom teeth for a bit, and let me tell you there is no answer better than appropriate medical help. Turned out I had abcesses with both of them, and in the few days before I went to the dentist, nothing worked to alleviate the pain.
Ok, so like quite a few of you, I'm in a bad situation. No dental insurance, and had an abscess pop up out of nowhere. If possible, I think this one started because of a sinus infection. Anyway, it took three weeks before it even started to pain me and cause face swelling, but it took a weekend for me to make a significant dent in taking care of it, while searching for insurance. Here's the method I used to help with mine, and I'll thank the naysayers in advance to keep their opinions to themselves because this is what worked for me.
You'll need a few things for starters:
2. Tea bags (I'd say about two or three, plain black ones work.)
3. Water. Lots of it.
Ok, so for starters, take ibuprofen right away. And I mean ibuprofen, not aspirin; you absolutely cannot substitute aspirin for it, or I couldn't. It will do wonders for the pain itself, as well as making headway with the swelling. So, yes. Take a couple, with a lot of water. That will be beneficial later on.
If your abscess hasn't come to a head yet, this is where the first of the tea bags will come in. Take a dry one, fold it in half, and put it in your mouth, pressing it against the abscess. Yes, it will be disgusting, and it will hurt, but if you took my advice with the ibuprofen and wait half an hour or so before doing it, it'll be bearable. Leave the tea bag in for half an hour, and keep a napkin or something with you, because you'll start drooling eventually, and you don't want to stain your clothes with tea drool. For me, that brought the abscess to a head rather fast.
Here, you'll need to pop the abscess. I took a safety pin, unbent it, sterilized it with hydrogen peroxide and then ran it over a flame quickly, before wiping it and letting it cool down. Then, I just went ahead and popped the abscess. The ibuprofen will once again minimize the pain from that.
Take another teabag and place it in your mouth, against the abscess again. This will put pressure on it to keep it draining, as well as absorb everything coming out. Trust me when I say the taste of the tea bag is much better than the taste of the drainage.
You should start seeing a noticeable difference in facial swelling right away then. For me however, it didn't go down that much, and using ice to reduce the swelling did absolutely nothing. So, if you have another tea bag, or prefer coffee, I'd suggest drinking something caffeinated. Not soda though, and I seriously recommend against using sugar or creamer in your coffee or tea. The caffeine did an amazing job in bringing down the swelling for me.
Finally, water, and lots of it. I've been forcing myself to drink tons of it, and I've noticed that's also helping with the swelling, as well as the ibuprofen.
I hope this helps anyone who's suffering. As for me, I'm looking into dental plans at the moment, because I know this is only a quick fix, but a quick one is better than none at all.
swishing cool or cold water in your mouth helps temporarely. must do often to work
After reading the suggestions here. I found a few things that really works.
It tastes pretty yucky but rinsing my mouth with warm water and a few drops of Tea Tree oil. Then put a damp tea bag (I used black chia) against affected gum and tooth or teeth. I also have been using Ibuprofen. To treat the infection I am using Echinacea (follow directions on bottle) Garlic Oil capsules (follow directions on bottle) Cayenne Fruit (follow directions on bottle) also I have been taking Zinc Vitamin B Complex and Vitamin C.
Lastly, when the pain is real bad I use oralbase by colgate with is %20 benzocaine.
I am amazed at how much the infection has gone down in my moth.