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Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Activated Charcoal
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic
- Baking Soda, Peroxide, Oil Pulling
- Bee Propolis
- Bentonite Clay
- Bentonite Clay, Multiple Remedies
- Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin C
- Cell Salts, Flower Remedies
- Clove Oil, Peroxide
- Coconut Oil
- Colloidal Silver
- Colloidal Silver, DMSO
- Dental Abscess Remedies
- Dental Treatment
- Dietary Changes, Multiple Remedies
- Echinacea, Goldenseal
- Eucalyptus Tea Bags
- Garlic, Chocolate
- Garlic, Cloves
- Garlic, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Garlic, Tea Bags
- Garlic, Teabag, Hydrogen Peroxide, Turmeric
- Garlic, Turmeric
- Garlic-Infused Yogurt
- General Feedback
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Glue
- Jaw Bone Infection Remedies
- Jaw Cavitation Remedies
- Multiple Remedies
- Oil of Oregano
- Oil Pulling
- Oil Pulling, Castor Oil
- Oil Pulling, Garlic
- Oil Pulling, Turmeric, Garlic
- Olive Leaf
- Olive Oil, Clove Oil, Charcoal
- Over the Counter
- Peppermint Oil
- Pyrogenium (Homeopathic Remedy)
- Raw Tomatoes and Cheese
- Red Clover Tea
- Salt Rinse, Clove Oil, Garlic, or Hydrogen Peroxide
- Sea Salt and Ice Packs
- Sesame Oil, Clove Oil, Charcoal
- Tea Bag
- Tea Tree Oil
- Ted's Remedies
- Tooth Abscess Remedies
- Tooth Abscess Warnings
- Turmeric, Cayenne
- Turmeric, Clove Oil
- Turmeric, Salt, Clove, Garlic
- Warm Salt Water
Sea Salt and Ice Packs
[YEA] 01/31/2007: Lisa from Ft Washington, MD: "For my tooth abscess, I swished with sea salt and warm water which drew out the infection. Then I used an ice pack this helped with the swelling and kept the infection from spreading. Ice pack 5 min. on 5 min. off. This keeps the infection from spreading into your jaw and cheek further. My dentist said I did the right thing until I could see him. My tooth looked perfectly fine, nice and white and the x-ray showed nothing wrong, but obviously there was an infection. I am taking a prescription by Green Stone antibiotic for a bacterial infection due to tooth abscess and the swelling is down. I am still using the ice pack, also"
Sesame Oil, Clove Oil, Charcoal
[YEA] 01/25/2009: Tamara from Upland, CA: "I had an infection in my gums and it caused extreme pain and i couldn't sleep. I made a paste of sesame oil, clove oil, and activated charcoal. I placed the paste in a small piece of cheesecloth and placed it in my mouth next to the infected gum. I slept with it overnight. The next morning, the infection was gone!!! So Amazing. No more waiting to get into the dentist for an appointment or prescription meds. Activated Charcoal also works great if you are planning on drinking alcohol. I take one capsule for every drink consumed and have no hangover in the morning. Amazing stuff!!"
[YEA] 09/06/2013: Theresed from New York City, Ny : "I had a pretty nasty abscess in my gums right above a bridge I've had for a couple of years. It started off as a hard lump above the bridge and after 3 days the left side of my check was swollen, my ears and head hurt and I had a black left eye. I wasn't able to get to the dentist so I came to this site which has helped me before. Yesterday I placed a Chai Vanilla (for taste reasons only) teabag (dry) in my mouth at an hour at a time for 3 hours total. Around 10pm I placed another teabag in my mouth took some melatonin in the hopes of falling asleep. An hour later the abscess ruptured and some yellow, foul smelling pus along with lots of blood came out. I can't even tell you the immediate relief that I felt. It's now the next afternoon; I have no toothache, headache or ear ache. The swelling is pretty much gone. The side of my gum aches but not terribly. I plan to place another dry teabag in my mouth to make sure I've gotten all of the pus out. This really really works."Replies
12/27/2013: Haunya Raup from Williamsport Pa replies: "Thanks for the tip. I am having thr same issue but was using a heated tea bag and it isn't working."
[YEA] 12/28/2008: Dan from Birmingham, UK: "I will only post what I know to be fact (from practice not theory). I am posting about this only an hour after actually doing it. I read on another site that a regular tea-bag would "draw out the infection", I thought this was a bit vague and probably rubbish ... however pain will compel us to try almost anything right? After reading that "a build up of pressure will gradually increase pain and eventually lead to the puss taking the route of least resistance either into the mouth or into the jaw bone" ... that really worried me.
I soaked a regular tea-bag in cold water and gently held it in a bite against my molar for about 30mins ... this wasnt pleasant as it tastes bad and if juices from the tea-bag are swallowed it makes you gag. I persevered "just in case" this was going to help me. about 5 mins after removing the tea-bag (actually, I was giving up on the idea) .. sure enough I tasted blood and saw that the fluid under my tooth had found a way into my mouth and I was able to wash it away (there was alot of this foul fluid). I still have some pain as I type this, and I know I still have an infection and will still need dental treatment ... but I'm not worried about damage to my jaw bone now.
I don't know about "drawing the infection" (implying that this will CURE infection) but this method certainly drew out puss and blood from beneath my tooth, relieving pressure and reducing the pain considerably."
[YEA] 07/15/2008: Deana from Bloomington, Indiana: "For Very Bad Abcess Swollen up into the Eye and into the Ear and neck:
I used a lightly damp Regular Large Sized Tea Bag, The Tea Draws the Infection down to one area where it can release & pop open, into the tea bag not into your mouth, After it pops open, A rinse of Peroxide. Do not swallow. Then Water rinse & you can use a typical mouthwash to finish off... In less than 24 hours I went from swollen, Filled w/ pain, not able to talk much or eat! To I'm enjoying my moring coffee & breakfast and able to go on with my regular activities! I have had to use this several times for financial reasons & it works every time! My neighbor is thankful for trying it too.."
[YEA] 03/03/2008: Susan from Missoula, Montana: "My sure-fire natural remedy for tooth abcess is tea-bag. I am a low income person with no health insurance so I have become very inventive and creative. Last problem I had with abcess was to dip a herbal tea bag in distilled water...squeeze gently, snip off staple and string...wedge between affected tooth and gum....go to sleep..wake up and toxins are absorbed in bag...my infection was cleared the first time!"
[YEA] 06/13/2007: Sandra : "i had a very bad cavity for over a year. my filling fell out of one of my molars. i went through 12 aspirin and tube of oral gel and the pain would go away for about 10 minutes. last night i woke up @1am from the pain and saw that if you get a tea bag soak it in warm water for 15 seconds and wring it out place it on the tooth and gum and suck on it for about 10 or 15 minutes the pain goes right way. the taste is not the best so i don't recommend swallowing it and its kinda hard to spit out, but it works. thank you for all the info u give"
Tea Tree Oil
[YEA] 05/13/2009: Mitchell from London, UK: "tea tree oil: This is a remedy that works for me....Just soak a tiny bit of cotton wool( about a cotton bud sized piece,) and tuck it under the gum in the infected area, replace ever hour or so. The abcess will diminish after a day.You are not supposed to swallow TTO so avoid this by spitting out into a tissue- but its not fatal.- Definitely the lesser of 2 evils."
06/13/2007: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand: "Traditionally people use clove oil (2-4 drops) to do the mouthwash in 1/4 glass of water will work better as clove has a numbing effect and kill the bacteria also. Dentists also use the clove oil applied directly using appropriate devices, to the area of cavities. Often 1% hydrogen peroxide with baking soda, for me works the best in preventing cavities from getting any larger. However, if the mouth has high number of bacterium, using them a couple of times is helpful. I do it say 2-3 times. The cavities tooth pain goes away quite quickly. The key is to make sure there is no food residue after eating, which means a peroxide mouthwash is to be done after eating of every meal.
The use of either black tea bag, or a green tea (no sugar, no fructose, no milk) is a broad spectrum antibiotics.
Sometimes, if my budget is limited, I mixed a 1/8 teaspoon of tannic acid in 1/2 glass of water to do the mouthwash, with frequent swishing of course! They work too, of course, whenever I don't have green tea or 1% hydrogen peroxide at my home.
In the long run, the key is to make sure the saliva pH exceeds 7 or at least 7. Cavities don't form if the saliva are at this level. It seems drinking green tea occasionally caused the saliva gland to worked better and raising the pH can be done with baking soda 1/4 teaspoon taken twice a day helps a lot in prevention. It must be noted that peroxide reduce the bacteria, but baking soda prevents the bacteria in the mouth from growing (that and no food particles and sugary food).
In other times I can do 2-4 drops of iodine in 1/2 glass of water as a good mouthwash also. It prevents iodine deficiency when this is done occasionally, such as once a week, for example."
04/22/2006: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand writes: "The best cure I can think of for a tooth abscess that helped me is when I mixed a 1/4 teaspoon of potassium carbonate into 1/2 glass of water and use this as a mouthwash. Do it three for four times should reduce the pain in a couple of hours. Basically a relatively strong alkaline solution will usually destroy the bacteria. At least it really helped with my cavities pains.
Also I sometimes mixed sodium perborate also (after dissolving it which takes an hour in water!) keeps my teeth free from the abscess also. If you can't find potassium carbonate, a good alternative might be sodium carbonate, however, I think you might need a little less. Ideally a sodium perborate and potassium carbonate should do the trick. I have also resorted to using H2O2 1.5% as a mouthwash now and then just to be sure also.
However, a longer term solution of taking some vitamin B3 in particular plus a B complex vitamins will help reduce it too. If everything works out as expected, some improvement should be noticed within the next day. The theory is basically simple, the bacteria in your mouth has a weakness against alkaline, for the very same reason why they cause cavities by creating acid to dissolve your tooth enamel which causes tooth abscesses whenever they too get into your gums. Flossing also helps in later stages also. However, if the condition still persist it is best to see your dentist. Oh yes, by the way, take a fairly large daily dose of vitamin C also as it is also helps with tooth abscess, such as 1-2 grams (1000-2000 mg) per day. This will also really help relieve the conditions of fibromyalgia if taken together with magnesium and malic acid (apple cider vinegar is high on malic acid)."
Tooth Abscess Remedies
09/23/2013: Wieas from London, Uk: "I have now had 2 abscesses on my lower jaw bone. I think this is what my doctor called it when I last saw him. It was either an abscess or an infection he referred to it as but I cannot really remember.
Anyway, what happens is my jaw starts to become really sore and I can feel a lump on my lower jaw bone. This lump cannot be felt inside my mouth but can be felt by pressing my face at the bottom of my jaw.
I was prescribed antibiotics by the doctor on both occasions. I can't take anything with penicillin in as I'm allergic to it and come out in a rash. The problem is although the pain eventually goes when I take the antibiotics I can still feel a very small lump in my jaw which makes me think that the infection has not totally cleared. This has happened on both occasions when I have had an infection. I am worried now that I am going to be more likely to get recurrent infections every few months because of it.
Can anyone recommend anything natural I could take to clear the infection, please? Thank you."Replies
09/23/2013: Baldev from Maharashtra, India replies: "Hi Wieas,
You can try swishing with Sodium bi Carbonate water, which you can make by disolving one tea spoon of Sodium bi Carbonate in half glass of water. You can do it at least twice a day and it should keep the bacteral infection at bay. Good Luck
09/23/2013: Wieas from London, Uk replies: "Hi Baldev, thanks for your response. Is Sodium Bicarbonate the same as Bicarbonate of Soda, that we in the UK buy in the supermarket?"
09/23/2013: Baldev from Maharashtra, India replies: "Yes, You can use that. Baldev"
09/23/2013: Mama To Many from Tennessee, Usa replies: "If you should get another abcess, charcoal poultices are very effective for abcesses.
~Mama to Many"
09/23/2013: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "Dear Wieas,
Concerning your desire to find a natural antidote to the infection on your jaw; This is what I'd do if this were me... I'd take a high parts per million solution of colloidal silver (over 100 ppm) and mix with an equal part of DMSO, a solvent and carrier. A cap full and a half of both... Or a tablespoon of each and use white paper towel to soak up the mix. When combined the mix will become warm. Immediately soak the paper towel with the mix and apply the soaked part of the paper towel to the jaw where the absess is located. Hold there for fifteen minutes. Repeat an hour later.
Repeat the same protocol the next day. And the next. By the third day you should be able to tell a big difference. If better, continue the treatment.
The silver solution kills the virual/fungal/bacterial infection and the DMSO carries the silver INTO the jaw.
Best to you,
09/25/2013: Toourlady989 from Hayward Ca replies: "Oregano oil, also called oil of oregano, is a natural antimicrobial and antispasmodic remedy. Many people have successfully used oregano oil for treating a tooth abscess, which is an infection that can spread to the jaw. The pain associated with a jaw infection can be so severe that dentists typically prescribe pain medications. Oregano oil's numbing properties reduce pain, and its antimicrobial properties will help clear up the infection. Before using oregano oil for this type of infection, talk to your doctor or dentist first.
Saturate one end of a cotton swab with oil of oregano and apply to your gums.
Saturate the other end of the cotton swab and apply it to any abbesses in the mouth. According to Medicine Plus, mouth abscesses may require surgery in order to drain the pus, which would ultimately reduce some pain as well. Oregano oil assists abscess drainage and kills the bacteria leaking from the pus-like packet in the mouth.
Apply oil of oregano to the teeth affected by the jaw infection with another clean cotton swab. A jaw infection typically affects the gums and teeth. Applying oregano oil on the tooth can prevent further tooth decay. Apply the oil to the gums between the teeth that are affected.
Do not eat for 30 minutes after application. This gives the oil time to work.
Saturate a cotton ball with oil of oregano and apply to your jaw. You need a topical application for the external jaw area. You may feel pain around the ears, cheeks and throat. Apply the oregano oil to these areas. Apply the oil anywhere you feel pain.
Use oregano oil every 2 to 3 hours until your infection clears up and add oregano to your foods for maximum benefits. Phyllis Balch, author of "Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements, " recommends adding oregano to foods or oregano oil to salads for maximum antimicrobial effects."
09/25/2013: Wieas from London, Uk replies: "To Dave from Fountain Inn: Thanks for your response. Have just ordered Colloidal Silver from internet. However, could not find DMSO. Is there any alternative to DMSO that I could use instead? Thanks"
09/26/2013: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "To Wieas from London,
Sorry the DMSO is not available in London. When I google it here in the states.... Just "DMSO" many sites come up. Try googling "Doctor Jacob DMSO" which is his web site on MSM and DMSO. Also read about DMSO by googling "Doctor Jacob DMSO 60 Minutes" and see the great three part discussion on the amazing uses of DMSO.
If you can't get it in England (is there a country by country difference in google?) then try a feed and seed store in England... Where they sell farm and linaments and you'll get DMSO (likely) since vets often use DMSO. The white wraps you see on horse's legs are called "DMSO Wraps" (usually) containing DMSO to counter sprains and bone issues.
If you have a vet friend, he could get you some.
If you have a friend in the states it could be purchased here and shipped. (I don't know the laws on that assuming it's not considered contraband of course. ) Also you have health food stores in England which is where most people buy little bottles of DMSO.
A safe solvent/carrier is necessary to get the liquid CS into the effected area. I know of no other substitute but I've heard some years back of such a carrier but didn't really pay too much attention since DMSO is perfect.
I'm really intrigued as to why you don't get DMSO as soon as it is googled in England and would appreciate someone explaing how this is so because when you google DMSO here, numerous sites come up."
09/27/2013: Wieas from London, Uk replies: "Dave from Fountain Inn - thanks very much for your detailed reply.
I have just checked EBay UK (don't normally buy off there cos I'm never too sure whether or not the goods are genuine) and there was loads of DMSO. Will now order some and see how it goes.
Once again, thanks."
01/10/2013: Cindy from Cochrane, Wi.: "Dear Earth Clinic readers, I am asking for your help. Two days ago at a dental appointment, an xray showed an absess/cyst at bottom of a tooth. Root canal is recomended asap. I have no pain and didn't know I had it. I believe in dr. hal huggins in not having root canals (have had past ones pulled). I seriously do not want to have a root canal done and am wondering what Bill could suggest or anyone that has been able to clear up this condition. I am sure it is affecting my health. Thanks in advance."Replies
[WARNING!] 01/10/2013: Liz from Westchester County, Ny replies: "Hi Linda, it is very dangerous to let a tooth abcess go untreated. My husband had a tooth abcess a couple of years ago. He'd had a toothache with minor pain for about a week and didn't pay much attention to it until a red line started to form down his neck one morning. He was about to leave the country on business but realized (Thank GOD) that it was now a medical emergency and rushed to get the tooth removed. The oral surgeon who extracted his tooth said he had reached him just in time and that it would have been a disaster if he had gotten on the plane to travel to Europe. As I have since learned from multiple dentists, infection from a tooth abcess can kill you so it is very important to treat an abcessed tooth as soon as possible. Best to you, Liz."
01/10/2013: Anon from Anon replies: "Hi, Have the tooth removed and take antibiotics for the infection, take vit c and zinc to heal. Do not take any sugar/ fruit to prevent candida. If necessary afterwards take an iodine supplement."
11/28/2012: Natural Dad from Victoria Bc, British Columbia, Canada: "My 2 year old son has an infection in his gum line from when he fell and chipped his two front teeth several months ago. The dentist we went to recommended pulling a baby tooth. I am hoping there is a natural way to heal his infection without resorting to pulling teeth. Please help!!!!"Replies
11/28/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Natural Dad, Well, I don't know if you come on here often or not but I have put up audio interviews with Nadine Artemis who is at the forefront of alternative mouth health. She teaches about healing gums and re- enamelizing the teeth. Scroll down to Tooth Truth to hear her speak:
I had also posted this link for an amazing online seminar called "The Tooth Summit" with top speakers in alternative mouth health. You might want to check it out:
You can also read this section here on Earth Clinic which has all sorts of remedies for abcesses and mouth infection:
Hope this info helps you and your son. Lisa"
05/14/2012: Cat from Bop, Nz: "Anyone know what could be causing a sometimes dull ache, sometimes sharpish pain on my left side in my teeth? There's no throbbing at all and it doesn't appear to be in my gums or jaw area, just teeth but can't pinpoint where exactly as it seems to be on the top and then on the bottom! The pain is only on a scale of about a 3 out of 1-10 so it's not too bad but it's been over a week now with a continuous slight headache accompanying it.
Then this morning I woke up with a kind of heavy head like it wanted to just fall forward and somewhat different feeling in my neck. The only thing I've added to my healthy diet is wheatgrass smoothies but that can't be it surely, though they both started happening at the same time. It's not overtaking my day, I can get by without thinking of it most of the time and it doesn't wake me but what would make teeth hurt if it's not infection? Have taken MMS to kill any infection in any case."Replies
05/14/2012: Kay from In The Valley, Ca replies: "Have you considered allergies or a sinus infection? The pollen count is pretty bad in most places right now. I've never had sinus problems, but my husband has had plenty and says he has pain in his jaw with it. Good luck to you."
Tooth Abscess Warnings
[WARNING!] 05/24/2011: Nevadasmith from Smithfield Township, Pa: "Don't play around with abscessed teeth. Someone I know had an abscessed tooth and left it untreated, the infection spread and he died of a brain infection in his early 20s.
Also, it is possible to eliminate an abscess to the point that he no longer is painful but then to have it flare up again later. Again it is best to eliminate the infection completely. Even a minor abscess at the end of a root can cause bone loss over time and you don't want that.
I am not discouraging the use of natural cures to fight the infection. I don't like taking antibiotics either but be sure that any cures you use are complete. It may be necessary to get a root canal in order to be sure. It may be best to see an endodontist."
[YEA] 03/04/2009: K.Lynn from Mt Healthy, Ohio: "a great painkiller and infection fighter for tooth/gum/abcess pain is turmeric for $4.00 or less in your local grocerie store in the spices section. I was amazed when I used it how it took away the pain and inflammation. just a teaspoon in a bowl with just enough PURIFIED WATER to make it the consistency of wet mud. You can use a cotton ball or a small cut piece of cotton cloth with a blob of wet turmeric ( careful- it is what mustard stains are made of), and place it on the tooth so it can seep between the teeth and to the abcess, the taste isn't that bad, especially when you can't sleep or anything w/o pain. If you are lying down, don't forget to take out the cotton ball/cloth before you fall asleep. Also, rinsing prior with PURIFIED WATER, 1 teaspoon of h202 (drugstore kind ok), and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda ( organic-about $3.57 a lb. bag but goes very far when using small amounts. I don't care what Arm and Hammer says, they put something in their bs because organic is MUCH more body friendly). Have the turmeric ready to go in before you rinse because it can be painful if the abcess is bad but the turmeric is also a painkiller. When I think of all the times in my life I used oragel just to cry myself to sleep-ughhh! As usual, how long it takes will depend on the severity of the infection but it sure worked for me. MANY BLESSINGS TO YOU."