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Garlic Treatment for Tooth Abscess

Home Remedy Ingredients:

  • Garlic Clove

For toothache or a developing abscess, take a clove of garlic, place it on the affected tooth, and gently bite down on it so that the garlic juices begin to spread over the area. Pain may increase at first but should soon subside entirely. Garlic's sulfur and other components may be able to kill off the infection entirely.

CAUTION! A tooth abscess can quickly develop into an even more serious health condition. If not dealt with effectively, an abscess can spread its infection to the blood, heart, or brain causing serious harm and in some cases death. A dentist or doctor's care may be advisable even at the first appearance of the tooth abscess.

[YEA]  05/27/2011: Robert from Clearwater, Fl: "Garlic does work for tooth pain, I had a filling done a few weeks ago and my dentist said it should be fine yet wasn't 100% sure, and then it was fine up until about a week ago, anyways I tried all kinds of remedies and even stuck a sterilized pin in it to see if it would drain yet it didn't, and so my gums in that area were raw and very sore so the method of chewing the garlic was way too painful but I figured out another way, you can cut up the garlic into a small piece then stick it on a toothpick hold you lips with other hand and put it right to the spot that is most bothersome, it burns yet is much more bearable and it seems the longer it is kept there despite the burn the more effective, I just did it and am basically pain free for the moment:)"

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05/28/2011: Kathie from Houston, Texas/ Usa replies: "Hang in there Robert, try some clove oil!"

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  03/21/2011: Karensiesta from Sarasota, Fl: "I am so grateful for this website... Recently I had been suffering from tooth sensitivity. It started where I couldn't tolerate anything hot but then it got worse and I could drink or eat anything hot or cold. I rinsed my mouth with salt water and peroxide. I tried special mouth washes and applied oral analgesic to the affected area at night which numbed my mouth for a short time. I also took Ibuprofen, tried taking Echinacea which at first seemed to give me a slight bit of relief. I called my dentist and described my symptoms and the fact that was a tooth he had put a crown on (two years ago), he said for sure I would need a root canal. I do not have dental insurance and he said it could run about $500 or more. I panicked, I started searching the web.

I found Earth Clinic and started reading the testimonials about tooth pain and garlic. Well, I had nothing to lose by trying this, after all I was desperate and I don't have $500 to spend not to mention the pain of having a root canal. Well, let me tell you, after putting the first clove of garlic in my mouth and biting down on it where I was having the pain I felt the burn, yah; just like everyone mentioned, if you can put up with the burn for about 10 mins you will feel relief. It's true! I have only done this once so far and I do feel some relief. I plan on doing this several more times today and I pray I will not need the root canal. I felt I needed to share this with anyone else who is experiencing tooth discomfort. Hey just try it...... What do you have to lose, you will have some burning and I did have extra saliva but it is so worth it. Thanks to everyone who shared their stories on Earth Clinic. Thank God for natural remedies like this one. Karensiesta :o)"

[YEA]  02/12/2010: Armand from Los Angeles, Ca: "After about a week of tooth pain, the pain finally got to me so bad that it woke me up tonight around 2am. After finding EC and using such remedies as Apple Cider Vinegar, Egg Whites and more, I decided that I had no other choice and jumped on the computer to find out how to stop the pain...ah ha! GARLIC! smashed with cold compressed olive oil (for oil pulling thx EC) swirled the garlic and oil mixture around for a few minutes and yes it burned but it WORKED! The pain subsided and I can now go back to sleep. I LOVE EC and thank god for all who contribute here....g'nite"

[YEA]  03/18/2009: Jure from Los Angeles, California: "hey guys.... garlic is better then dentist

i was suffering from tooth pain and swelling for couple of days. Went to pharmacy and they gave me Advil .... I called my dentist as i was in vegas and he suggest me to go to dentist in Vegas and to check out and to get antibiotic. Was calling almost every dentist in Vegas there was no luck and in hospitals they were really very rude and hopeless... And then i remember garlic and was checking on net how to use.

i just cut garlic on half and put around the tooth and press for nearly 10 minutes. Be aware they will be pain but in less they 30 minutes my pain gone, my gum open and all passage went off and i got no pain, swelling gone and was like i never had any tooth pain.

hope helps to you too"

[YEA]  03/03/2009: Carl from Chicago, IL, United States: "Garlic and toothache, YEA. I have a terrible toothache where I had a root cannal about 10 years ago, I believe it to be a bacterial infection. The only thing that takes the pain away is raw garlic. I'll chew up a bulb and hold it by the tooth, yeah it burns like heck but it takes the pain away. Works better than vicodin. I am also taking oil of oregano abstract to help fight the bacterial infection."

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08/21/2012: Camojunkie from Orange, Tx replies: "I am in so much pain and have been for 4 days now and pain meds are not working. i've tried the salt water, hot and cold compress and something called red cross. omg it's nasty and doesnt work so im sending my husband to the store now. hope that the garlic works."
08/21/2012: Terrell from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "Send your hubby to GNC to get olive leaf extract. I was in your high heals last year and the olive leaf extract works! I know this site does not allow one to mention brand names but in this case I hope they make an exception as that brand is the most effective! I did end up having the wisdom tooth pulled but after 7 months of stalling with the olive leaf extract. It really does kill the bacteria and reduce pain and swelling. I know you will feel the difference in 8 hours once you have taken 2 and then 2 more in about 4 hours.

I have another tooth where the amalgam filling has come out and got infected. I have been on the olive leaf extract since Feb and no more pain. I just have to be sure to clean the tooth out each night. I have been looking around town for root canal alternatives such as direct pulp capping. Till then, the olive leaf extract is a god send!"

08/21/2012: Monica from Virginia Beach, Va replies: "I am a dental assistant and I'm so sorry you're in pain. Dissolve a tsp of baking soda in 4 oz of warm water and swish it around the tooth for 30 seconds to a minute. Baking soda counteracts the acidity in the bacteria/decay & should relieve your pain. I hope this works for you!"
08/21/2012: Oscar from Syracuse, New York, Usa replies: "Dear Camojunkie, An absessed tooth is a serious condition and requires a good dentist to resolve this potentionaly dangerous infection. You tried some alternative treatments and they did not work for you. Get to that good dentist as soon as possible. This condition can lead to very serious infections some of which are life threatening....Oscar"

[YEA]  01/02/2009: Warren from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: "About two months ago I had an excruciating toothache. At first I could not chew on that tooth. Then it got worse and worse to the point where I could not sleep. Desperate for relief, I came on this site with the intention of trying the simplest solutions first. Nothing seemed more simple than garlic. So I chopped up a clove of garlic and rubbed it on the tooth. Almost immediately the pain subsided! Then I chewed some garlic on that tooth and had a good sleep for the first time in days. Over the next week I chewed garlic every few days. The pain is now all gone and I can chew food normally on both sides of my mouth again!"

[YEA]  12/09/2008: Daisy from Aiea , Hawaii, USA: "Garlic actually WORKS on a toothache!!

I've had a tooth that was sensitive to cold liquids for over 3 weeks now. I've gone to the dentist a few times for regular check-ups, but neither dentists I've seen found anything wrong with this particular tooth. Well, it had took a turn a couple of days ago, and it started to hurt when I bit down on it. Near the gumline of the tooth, there was a bruise-like coloring, which is probably where the pain was coming from. I tried clove oil by putting some drops on a Qtip and rubbing it on the gums below the tooth. It numbed it for a while, but the pain came back. I came online and found out that I should put 2-4 drops of clove oil in 1/4 water and use it as a mouthwash. That worked for a bit. I just tried the garlic remedy, and that helped alot more. I took a clove of garlic, cut it in half, and placed it (sliced part) on the tooth and the gum below it. Then, I decided I would just use the garlic to cap it over the tooth and gum. That burned ALOT so I washed my mouth with water, and it felt better. I did it 3 more times, and that bruise near my gumline became a normal flesh color again. I was totally shocked!!! The pain is not there either when I bite down. I'm now gonna try that garlic infused water and rinse my mouth with it. I threw in 3 partly crushed cloves of garlic in a cup of water and boiled it in a pan. I'll be rinsing with it throughout the day. I also forgot to mention that I sliced garlic into thin sticks and used it like a toothpick to get to the gums between the infected tooth and the tooth next to it. It may be thin, but it burns, too."

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06/26/2012: Raymond from Narbethong, Australia replies: "Boiling garlic kills the anti bacterial factors."

[YEA]  09/19/2008: Gwen from Denver, USA: "OMG! I can't believe the garlic on tooth method DID bring immediate relief! After waking up from sleep, my back upper tooth was throbbing so bad tears wouldn't stop. This always happens when my system gets too acidic. I can count on the tooth problem flaring as my gauge to myacid/alkaline state out of balance.

I made myself get to this site, (which I use for everything ), tried the garlic & NO MORE PAIN!

I've used this site for myself, friends, & pets, ALWAYS an excellent source for info. Thank you so very much AGAIN!

May the Blessings of ONE Be With Us ALL!

Namasta"

[YEA]  01/17/2007: Barbara from Surgoinsville, TN: "My daughter was told to chew a clove of garlic and her tooth ach and the swelling would go away in 5mins. she said it was gone."

Garlic, Turmeric, Salt and Pepper

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  06/26/2013: Janet from Arlington, Va: "This weekend I was with a friend when she experienced an excruciating tooth ache when she bit down on a cracker and impacted a tooth that needs a root canal (but she) can't have the procedure right away. As bad as it was, I thought the pain would last for days. Despite her protests, I mixed a paste consisting of crushed garlic, turmeric, salt and pepper. She rubbed the paste on her gums and packed the tooth with it. The results were impressive. At one point she said she could feel it pulling out the pain. She was out of pain before bedtime and she woke up feeling fine the next morning."

Ginger

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  10/23/2006: Ed from Roxborough, PA: "Have used this remedy a few times, take a slice off fresh Ginger root, put on gum of bothersome tooth, relieves the pain and discomfort"

Glycerin

11/06/2010: Brian H from Vancouver, Bc, Can.: "Here's a suggestion re toothache: buy a bottle of Glycerin. Either the '100% pure Vegetable Source' from a health supplement store, or a drugstore's 'USP' grade is fine. Brush your teeth with it, pure. It is a moderately sweet, intensely hygroscopic 3-carbon alcohol, somewhat syrupy in texture. You can swallow it, if you wish. In fact, a swish on the back of the tongue and swallow kills the sulfur-loving bacteria back there and instantly ends 'death breath'. The G. will kill all bacteria in your mouth, and penetrate cavities, and filter down under the gumline and clean out periodontal disease bacteria, as well. When I figgered this out, years ago, I had only a few, loose teeth left. They immediately firmed up and I've had no problems since.

It has a myriad other uses; any skin condition responds rapidly, from sunburn to bites to psoriasis. Reorders and rebuilds the skin layers from the bottom up. Subdues inflammation, and turns off "alarm chemicals" causing pain; it is often prescribed for arthritis sufferers for that and other reasons. It naturally penetrates the skin without rubbing. Marvelous stuff. Dirt cheap; expect to pay $1/oz for it, and it goes a long way. BTW, it's the most widely used chemical in existence, partly because it is 'GRAS*' as a food additive, virtually the highest rating. Raisins soaked in it stay soft, e.g. used as a lubricant instead of oil in food processing equipment where contamination might be an issue. Currently, a glut on the world market as it is a high-volume byproduct of biofuels. *FDA-rating "Generally Regarded as Safe""

Green Tea, Hydrogen Peroxide

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  06/03/2010: Tucson_arizona from Tucson, Arizona, U.s.a.: "I started having a toothache a week ago, I read before that green tea is suppose to help with gum disease, so I bought a bottle of green tea pills (I don't like the taste of the tea). They are 250 mg, and 95% polyphenols. I have been taking 4 of those a day, and mouth washing with peroxide and my toothache pain has reduced to almost no pain at all."

Hydrogen Peroxide

Approval Ratings
YEA (2)
100%

[YEA]  04/14/2007: Arazak from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "H202 for toothache: I was recommended by a friend to gargle for one minute with H2O2 3% solution 2 or 3 times per day and repeat for three or so days to relieve throbbing pain. And IT WORKED."

[YEA]  06/28/2006: Anonymous : "If you have a terrible toothache, put a capful of 3% peroxide in your mouth and hold for ten minutes several times a day. The pain will diminish quickly."


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