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901 Home Remedies for Abscessed Tooth


Ok I have tried the smoking pot thing didn't really help for this pain that is up on the top of the list w/childbirth!! I fortunatly have insurance but it took me almost a year to find a dentsist to except it (medicaid) so for a year I would take a small piece of cotten wet it w/warm water and roll in eaqual amounts of baking soda and salt and tuck between cheek and gum this draws out the infection which helps w/pain!! after that u should try the pot thing! it Totally helped for me!!
should only be a temp. fix until you can get to a dentist but I did this for almost a year!! when the pain first started I had a newborn baby and felt like i couldn't take care of him I am so glad i heard about this from a friend because I have been able to enjoy my baby!! and fortunatly I just got it pulled (had to go to dif. county though)!!!:) I would use this method again if need be!

peppermint extract

Pure pepper mint extract- just take a few cap fulls n pour on tooth n swoosh around- instant relief no lie!!! 89% alcohol kills the pain instantly and cleans mouth leaving u w/ minty breath.... Cheap effective and can be found in spice cabinet-

rhonda h

Had been up all night long with a severe toothache tried everything. Nothing helped at all. Clove oil wouldnt even ease the pain.I tried alot of the things on this sight.Even the nasty onion. I tried it all. I noticed alot of the things mentioned alcohol. I was so depreesed that i tried rubbing alcohol. I put a capful on my tooth the pain was gone instantly. You can only keep it in for a second because it burns like crazy. But it was worth it. Im serious. The pain i had for days was gone.


I've had mouth and teeth problems basically all of my life because just like my Mom's teeth, they weren't strong in structure. So I had to deal with A LOT of breakage and pain problems.

Now that I'm an adult, it's a lot harder to afford going to a doctor or dentist. While it is in someone's best interest to go see their doctor or at least head to the emergency room in severe cases, not all of us can afford to do so. It has been well documented in many of these home remedies.

I've been dealing with this infection for a good two years now on and off and like I said before, I cannot afford to go see a dentist or doctor, nor do I have insurance to help me out. There are no dental clinics either. So I have to make due with what I have. My father's girlfriend swears by the home remedy of using a tea bag. Most of the remedies on here suggest it stay dry but she runs it under hot water; as hot as she can stand it and presses it between her cheek and gum line where there's pain and usually it works.

I've tried that remedy and I'm happy to say that it is a wonderful temporary relief when you're in a lot of pain. There's brief discomfort and some spitting when saliva starts conjuring up in your mouth but I think that's a decent price to pay as long as your mouth stops hurting.

When tea bags aren't within your reach or you're not in the mood to put one in your mouth, alternate with clove oil. Generally, you can pick this up at a pharmacy. We have some in our WalMart store. It's about four dollars for a tiny bottle but believe me, it's worth it's weight in gold. Put a bit on a q-tip ( or use your pinky finger ) and apply to where it hurts and it usually starts working within a few seconds. However, when applying more, you may want to rinse your mouth out with warm water. Perhaps salt water ( which is another way to help with the pain. ) You don't want to apply too much in one spot on top of another layer or it isn't nearly as effective.

I had to go through the torture of massive pain that put me in tears and made me severely nauseated tonight and nobody should have to go through this. Here's to hoping any of these home remedies works for the people who need it!


I have more than 12 cavities. I cannot afford to go to a dentist to get them fixed. I have had worse pain then what I was in tonight. My remedy is either 2 Tylenol or 4 Motrin. Narcotics don't seem to help me much. I use the generic pain pills, they work just as well at a fraction of the cost. Also the ice pack thing works wonders to numb the pain.


I have been up since 10 pm and now it is 2.00 am...yes i was just in excruciating pain and i was looking up remedies..the only thing i had was an ONION.. i didnt think it would work but i chewed an onion with my hurting tooth for 3 MINUTES and the pain INSTANTLY STOPPED! it works because i read that it kills all the germs in your mouth instantly..


I have a huge hole in my teeth I stayed up crying all night until I called my grandmother first Put the baking powder directly in the hole or on the tooth then bite down on the cotton this one helps a lot when trying to sleep all night(I GUARANTEE IT)


I have tried every remedy listed on here! My desk is covered with onion, garlic, teabags, oragel, ice water, aspirin and peppermint extract. Nothing seemed to be working a bit!! I went back to the peppermint extract due to the high number of positive remarks it got on here. Well, after SEVERAL applications and eventually leaving the q-tip in my mouth, it is working!!! SO DON'T GET DISCOURAGED IF YOU DON'T GET INSTANT RELIEF!! IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL APPLICATIONS OF THE PEPPERMINT EXTRACT!!


for an absessed tooth, my grandmother used to do this, take a rasin run it under hot water till it plumps up, then put pepper on the rasin, and aply the rasin to the absessed tooth, it will draw the absessed out of the tooth


Items that you ultimately need / and should have to take care of an abscessed tooth...

- Penicillin
- Vicodin / Advil as a supplement
- Possible Extraction
- Money

What to do if you have no insurance and no dentist!

Now I understand that many of us these days just don't have the economical means to afford insurance, or maintain a doctor/dentist. But at some point, you must be prepared for that unexpected expense that will arise, such as an abscessed tooth. Fever and sickness are soon to follow as your body tries to fight off the infection of an abscessed tooth in the form of pus, and other related complications.

If the teas, aspirin, garlic tablets, and other possible home remedies don't work, then what do you do?

- If you don't have to, please try and stay away from the emergency room. It will be at least $500 just to walk through the door, the wait time can be anywhere from 4+ hours, and ultimately they will simply refer you to a dentist on the following day? The hospital may simply provide a pain killer subscription, but no penicillin and no extraction.

- Try not to walk into any dentist office, let alone one of the more popular dentist chains, because although they have a payment plan at a reduced price, you are looking at $700 or more, that they will need up front, in order to do their work. Any remainder expenses are usually broken up into three or four installments, and not on a monthly basis as one would think.

There is a solution that I have experienced for myself, and although it required some emergency money, it was extremely affordable and convenient. Now I live in the great state of Colorado, so we are fortunate to have such places as These places are open during emergency hours such as 5pm - 9pm on weekdays, and all day on Saturdays and Sundays.

From the time that I walked in (no appointment necessary), until the time I walked out with penicillin in hand, some gum shots of novocain (took x-rays as well), and a prescription for vicodin, it took just about one hour. It cost me an initial $125 up front, with the promise that if things didn't get better in a day, then simply return to the dentist, and they would take more x-rays and go from there absolutely free! The dentist assured me that although they could have operated right then and there, it would be better if I waited until the swelling and infection subsided, so it would not be as painful if/and when an extraction would be necessary. Not all abscessed teeth require an abstraction. Mine did however, and after three days of fighting the infection, I returned to the dentist and for an additional $140, my tooth was removed, and all is well.

I encourage anybody out there who may have an abscessed tooth, to look into this type of affordable alternative, as you pursue a path to relief of pain and discomfort associated with an abscessed tooth.

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