I herd that back in civil war days when soilders got shot and they had no antibiotics or anitibiotics was n't working and a soilder was infected and about to loose a leg or arm,they smeard honey on the wound and saved the leg or arm.Bacteriea can not live in honey...I had mold spores get in my eyes while working under a house,my eyes started watering,burned like fire and swold shut,I rubbed honey in them,straight on the eyeballs,waited a few minutes and repeated,after 2nd treatment I was watching tv with no pain in the eyes...I now have an abscess tooth,been hurting for 4-5 daynow,can't even get descent sleep,tried all kinds of home remedies.I used my finger and rubbed honey on it 2-3 times and at first it hurt a few seconds,then the pain stopped.I already knew that honey kills bacteria,I had 6 bee hives but,had to sell them,after years of getting stung and no problems I suddenly turned allergic to bee stings and had to sell them but,I still know about and use honey,one of God's true miricales!..Try it!!!Rub honey on your tooth and gums a couple of times and see if it don't stop.
This goes along the same lines as others have suggested,using throat spray on a cotton ball and placing it on the tooth. I just improved it slightly. They make chloraseptic strips now. I simply moistened two of them with my tongue and using my tongue wrapped them around the painful tooth.as it dissolves it actually shrinks tighter against the tooth filling in the cavity. It works like a charm. Good luck!
first off. red cross toothache liquid is the active ingredient in clove oil refined and put in linseed oil- so just use the clove oil, its cheeper,
moist tobaco of any type will draw poison, including tooth abcess, but can destroy the enamel on your teeth too
if you catch the abcess as it first starts, 2 alieve,2 advil, 2 excedrin, and 1 benadril AT THE SAME TIME, do not take this for too many days straight as they can have advers effects
Here is the BEST home remedy: You can go to ebay or any online vet supply, go to the aquarium section, and buy almost any antibiotic you need with no prescription. They are the SAME pharmaceutical grade antibiotics your doctor or dentist prescribes, but since they're labeled for aquarium use only, no prescription required. I've used them for about five years on various bacterial infections, and they work great. Added bonus, my doctor/dentist didn't relieve me of ninety six dollars to prescribe what I already knew I needed, to treat what I already knew I had.
Over the weekend I developed gum swelling and pain around my last molar, usually a sign of infection..ugh. I took a sterile pad (that dentists use after pulling teeth) and soaked it in vodka. Folded it to fit in my mouth and left it for a half hour on top of the tooth/gum. This will draw out the infection and ease the pain :) Only do this every couple of hours for a half hour and should take the infection away until you see a dentist.
Had bad tooth ache and thought I would try oregano leaves, I placed it on tooth and I was amazed at how quickly the pain left.
This remedy is a winner
I've had severe toothache pain for almost 3 months. I can't afford a dentist on a single parent income when my bills exceed my income. I have tried the red cross stuff and nothing, this used to work wonders but not now. I've used orajel severe pain and nothing. I'm immune to it since i've used it so much. Ice packs don't work. Maximum strength tylenol don't work even when I take 4 every 6 hours. Ibouprofin don't work even after taking 3 of the 800mg ones. Massaging don't work, neither does the muscle reliever idea. Coke and diet coke don't work. I want to take a knife and pliers and cut it out myself but my boyfriend won't let me. Childbirth hurt less. What can I do now? I wish I could let my rent go to he** to get it pulled out I just want to die.
If you have an obvious abcess (not just pain but swelling with a clear locus) you will have to sterilize a needle and lance and drain the abcess to get any relief. Another post here gives a very good description of how to do this, but if you have one I'm sure you already have the idea. Just make sure you spit all that stuff out and swish with hydrogen peroxide after until it comes out clear when you spit it out.
Two other things will help: 'oil pulling' - sesame works best, not the toasted kind, but most any vegetable oil will work. Swish about a tablespoon of oil around in your mouth for as long as you possibly can. By the time you spit it out it should be white and foamy. Have a glass of very warm water to rinse with after and also spit that out.
The other helpful thing, which will kill the pain, is very strong sodium bicarb in water, about 2 tablespoons in one cup of warm water, and swish keeping it in your mouth for a few minutes, spit out and repeat until solution is all used. If you have an exposed nerve this will knock out the pain within a few minutes. You will have to repeat it in a few hours but this makes sleep and waiting for a dental appointment possible.
This is an old wives tale: chewing tobacco between the cheek and against the affected tooth. my grandpa is an old farmer and told me about this one. do not use flavored tobacco, just regular, straight tobacco. it draws out the infection...
Please don't play with abscessed teeth! I have a friend who is paralyzed from the neck down from the infection spreading all over his body just because he didn't have the money to visit a dentist. Most humans will understand and work with you.
However, until my root canal this Monday, I have used the peppermint tea back as a helper, along with the antibiotics and lortabs an emergency dentist gave me and it seems to lessen the amount of time I need to take the pain pills.
Please don't put your life in jeopardy.