Items that you ultimately need / and should have to take care of an abscessed tooth...
- Vicodin / Advil as a supplement
- Possible Extraction
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 dental911.com 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.
Items that you ultimately need / and should have to take care of an abscessed tooth...
To eliminate pain and maintain teeth without the need for root cancel, try these steps.
1. Rinse for 5 minutes with a solution of sea salt (regular salt will work) and luke warm water. Repeat 3 times per day.
2. Pack hole in tooth with a mixture of sea salt and baking soda for pain relief.
3. Alternate brushing teeth (4 times per day) with baking soda and tea tree oil.
4. Do not intake any refined sugars or refined grains. Change diet to focus on raw vegetables and whole grains.
5. Find a dairy that sells raw unpasturized milk. Swill it on your mouth so your teeth can absord the vitamins in the milk.
6. (I have not tried this but a friend of mine swears by this method) Take a small amount of baking soda and parch it over high heat. Allow the baking soda to cool and then pack infected tooth with the parched baking soda. Keep packing tooth until pain is relieved.
I am plauged with these things on almost a fortnightly basis. And they are the most paintful things you could possibly deal with.
I dont take painkillers so it makes things even worse. I know i should visit a dentist but ive left the two teeth which give me problems too long and i have no idea how they will remove them now (i dont want to think).
The best remedy for me seems to be drinking allot of water and having some extra multivitimans/vitiman 3 rich drinks like ribeana etc.
I usually continuesly swish water around my mouth and spit out the horrible taste, eventually draining the abcess. Id love to try some of these home remedeys other people have suggested but i dont have access to them kind of products in the village i live in.
Ok this may not be for everyone but it certainly worked for me. I have been having problems with one tooth in particular, a molar, and it has abscessed three times now and well this last time I was in so much pain that I did something I did not think I could bring myself to do. First you can go and get a syringe from a Feed store they come in those plastic packs that people use to give their dogs shots. Take that syringe and feel where it is the softest yet pallable spot and possibly throbbing on the gum line next to the tooth, insert the needle and aspirate. You may have to do it more than once but you'll get rid of the infection and you'll get instant relief like I did. I had my abscess for five straight days of agony and was on Azythromycin and that stuff is awful and I couldn't complete the prescription. Now I'm medicating with Garlicin and Vitamin C. I hope this helps someone.
i couldent eat couldent sleep nothing was working,the detist gave my liquid lydocainto ease the pain till they pulled all my teeth,3 days away from the operation the pain was so bad i thought i would die i read these home remidies and that night i hade the best sleep i dabbed PEANUT BUTTER on my gums and fell asleep with a hot water bottle on the side of my face wow it was amazing
I had a toothache and no insurance and the earliest I could get an appointment to the clinic was in one month. I was in tears and couldn't sleep. Here is what works:
Oregano Oil is the best with less mess than the flakes. Just put one or two drops on a Q-tip and rub it over the infected gum or tooth. Works wonders.
I have also been taking Activated Charcoal capsules which draws out the toxins in your body. As well as packing my tooth in an activated charcoal poulstice wrapped in gauze or cheesecloth and sleep with it overnight.
I mixed Activated charcoal (break open a few capsules), Oil of Oregano (1-2 drops), liquid bentonite clay-mix together to make a thick paste and scoop into a gauze or piece of cheesecloth and stick it up in the gum where it is infected.
Hope this helps many as much as it did me.
So my toothache started Thursday morning...I took 4 ibuprofen and the pain was gone for most of the day. However, by 10pm that night I was in tears due to the amount of pain. I saw my general practitioner on Friday, she gave me darvocet and Z-pac antibiotic. I added a few ibuprofen to this and the pain went away for a good 30 minutes. I didn'y sleep again on FRiday night so I called my GP and asked what else I could do for the pain. She then prescribed Norco. It helps to some extent but really it just makes me groggy. I've tried icing, heating, clove oil, orajel, I even lanced an abcess white head that formed around my abcessed crown. I've been in a ton of pain. Here's the miracle remedy for me, and it does not take the pain clear away, but it dulls it enough so that it is bearable. Peppermint tea, I steeped it for a minute in a cup of hot water. I used the tea to swish around in my mouth and then put the tea bag in between my gumline and my cheek. The pain went from a 10 to about a 3. I'm going to take some more ibuprofen and try to get a little more sleep. Hope this helps someone else!
Alright, Well i was suffering from major pain, I have a wisdom tooth that has been broken in half for about a year now.... It hasnt bothered me before until last night.... I found this website, I tried a few on here... None of them worked for me. So I got to thinking, Oregano oil and leaf has numbing properties and baking soda has numbing and cleaning properties.. So I kind of made my own.. warm water, thick coating of baking soda and about a dropper full of oregano oil or you can use the lead if you would like. Swish in your mouth... The pain should go away right away and stay gone for a good 3 hours, it does taste horrible but at least it takes the pain completely away for a short time..
Take little pieces of bread soked in warm milk put one piece on side by the gum and one on top of the tooth hold there for like 2 min or so and repeat till the whole peice of bread is gone this takes the infection out and stops the throbbing and pain I am doing it as we speek works wonders.
cream of tarter works good and fast. just put on toothbrush.and brush away.