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
- 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
- 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
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 02/27/2008: Lea from Ft Lauderdale, FL: "Please post this question on your site. I found many posts about treating a tooth abscess with raw garlic on your site. The positive feedback on the subject was so overwhelming that I decided to try it. I cut a fresh garlic clove in half and rubbed it on the infected area about five or six times for three minutes at a time-or as long as I could handle the burning. It worked wonders on the fistula, it's totally gone. BUT, the garlic also turned a healthy part of my gum a very dark color, almost black. I'm a young woman and it's visible when I smile. I really need advice about how to treat it. Will it heal?? Please help."Replies
05/28/2009: Mary from Chicago, IL replies: "My gum turned a dark color after using garlic directly on it. Does it go away? Is there anything I can do to fix it?"
[YEA] 02/06/2008: Chanana from Aubrey, USA: "My mom had a severe absessed tooth a few months ago (almost a year). It was so bad she could not sleep at night. She used garlic and it cleared the infection and it has not returned. She cut raw garlic and rubbed the cut edge on the tooth and gums a couple of times a day and also ate a whole clove a couple of times a day and then gradually reduced the garlic intake as she felt it healing. She also used whole cloves (the spice you use in pumpkin pie etc. )as a local pain killer. If you bite down on the whole clove it releases a potent pain killer. just wanted to chip in some info that can hopefully help others, this is a great site..."
[YEA] 03/30/2007: Nina from Jonesboro, GA: "I just returned from the grocery store and spent $26 on Tylenol rapid release, aleve, oral gel powder, toothpaste for sensitive teeth and something else that you you put in your cavity to temp. fill it. Any how after trying the powder and 2 aleve, the pain is still here. I don't know why I didn't try the internet first. Anyhow I tried the only thing that I had on hand---RAW GARLIC. I peeled and sliced it and rubbed it on my gums and tooth but I didn't stop there I got a really big piece of raw garlic and peeled it. I cut all the sides off so that the juices were flowing then I placed it on the tooth and bit down on it I couldn't even hold it in my mouth for a whole minute, it burned that bad but that was o.k. because I read that if it burns its killing the infection. So I spit it out and tried it again. IT'S AMAZING IT STOPPED HURTING. But this is the thing I also have a cavity on the tooth right above it to the top side when the pain went away it seemed to move up into the other tooth so i tried it again and it seemed to dulling the pain I'm about to repeat the process again because it seems to be coming back again But now as bad as it was!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for this web site. I'm going to make my husband try it his mouth has been hurting really bad lately, just until we can go to the dentist."
[YEA] 02/24/2007: Lyndsey from Surrey, Guildford UK: "i had a tooth abscess and went to the dentist and he gave me antibiotics but I'm scared of medications so i tried your garlic ( only 3 cloves) crushed in cold boiled water as a mouth wash. i have no pain and all symptoms have gone. so thankful for garlic i do recommend it to any one it also helps the immune system. yay xx"
[YEA] 01/25/2007: Mark from Rochester, NY: "Oh, what raw garlic can't cure..... It's not that garlic cures infectious ailments both inside and outside the body it boosts your life giving auto immune system.... We were born with a system that is quite amazing to say the least. The auto immune system is working overtime in today's world.... Genetically, to know who you are is more important whereas everyone is so different yet totally the same when it comes to environmental hazards. We live in a quagmire of toxicity whether it be through the air, food or drink we take in..... Speaking of taking in, use raw garlic (chewed with food) as a spring, and fall seasonal pre-maintenence ritual .... Give your auto immune system a much needed break and de-toxify yourselves today. Thank you"
[YEA] 01/25/2007: Mark : "De-shell a dozen or so cloves of garlic, dice 'em all up, put in a 7 to 12 ounce jar, fill 75 % with (clean, non-tap water if possible)... Swish the elixir around in mouth, spit it out... the next gulp of elixir (less water if possible) push pieces of the raw garlic with tongue into the effected area of the mouth...it'll burn.... but that means it is healing the infection. Repeat until the incredible pain disappears... within 48 hours.... With this particular application of Raw Garlic one can un-cap the jar and breath in the unbelievable strong fumes created by the elixir to help quell respiratory ills as well... If you swallow the garlic elixir you've just helped strengthen your entire digestive system as well as your auto immune system. The only side effect known about raw garlic is the destruction of friendship| ;0)....feed diced raw garlic in a dark green salad to people around you .... Nobody will be offended at this point..... Thank You"
[YEA] 01/23/2007: Ps : "What inspired me to write this story ? I was at the dentist 8am Tuesday morning... with a tooth abscess. The pain was incredible... Guess what ? Yep, Garlic. I couldn't do any garlic treatments the past few days on account of my social life so I had to wait until today to crunch 14 cloves of raw garlic into a jar filled half way with (good water) not tap water. I would swish the elixir around the infected area....press garlic pieces into the infected area with my tongue.... I feel less pain as we speak. "I ain't got no tooth insurance" so, (I'm sure to cancel the appointment now) but I believe than if I got the bill in the mail from a scheduled appointment next week I would be in much worse pain both physically and financially. Garlic is quite amazing."
[YEA] Huw from London, UK: "Two years ago I had a painful tooth / gum infection and a long wait for a dental appointment. The pain was so acute that I took a raw garlic sliced it and rubbed it on the gum of the particular tooth for about five minutes. The gum throbbed, but after it was all cured - just like that and I cancelled the appointment. Extraordinary."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 02/02/2009: Phil from Slaton, TX USA: "My tooth was abcessed and in pain. I read about the garlic and gave it a shot. I must have used too much because I could not stand the burning for more than a few seconds. I was thinking it blistered my skin, but I could be mistaken on that.
It did relieve some of the pain but I ended up seeing a doctor. I think if it happens again I will still try it but with a lesser amount.
On a side note, Chocolate works to bring temporary relief. Break off a square of a hershey bar and place it on the tooth. As it melts (don't chew it up and swallow) the pain will subside. If the tooth hits the infection stage Chocolate isn't enough though.
Great site. I am new to the idea of natural cures and so find it facinating. Thanks."
[YEA] 12/14/2010: Mominmaine from Waterville, Maine: "I was young when I got braces, which messed my teeth up more then anything! I had my top teeth extracted, after years of fighting with broken teeth, infections, and so on. (now goin through alot with my bottom teeth) ive tried EVERYTHING.. But have found that whole clove garlic (3-5 cloves a day.. I cut them up and swallow them with water) will help with infection, and clove oil works wonders! I couldnt get over how fast clove oil can take away the pain. I dip just the tip of a q-tip into the oil, and hold it to my tooth for a few seconds, then the surrounding gums. It will make your mouth numb if you use to much! I had severe pain that took over one side of my face.
I cant stress how much clove oil has saved me from those sleepless nights, and awful pains. The only other thing that has worked for a little while was natural vanilla extract. I did the same thing, q-tip dipped in the vanilla, but I would take the cotton off the q-tip, and press it against my tooth or gums. I really hope this helps someone out there.. This pain, and having to deal with tooth pain/infection/abcess is the WORST! Btw, garlic works wonders for colds and sinus infections too! "
[YEA] 06/25/2009: Paul from Suffolk, England: "Hi all, I must start with a HUGE THANK YOU to all, I had a tooth-ache (with Abcess) & was in so much pain, felt & looked like my right cheek had gone cpl rounds with mike tyson. Can't get to see a dentist for another week, Doctors said I had to see my Dentist. Anyway found this "web site" thank god, Read thru ya messages on 24th/06/2009, Rushed off to local shops, got bottle of Cloves & then some Garlic buds, 4 boxes of ____________mouth wash. Anyway after doing the works, ending with Cloves & Garlic the pain has gone now the next day, I got sum pus & blood out & swelling has gone down & NO PAIN, how ever, the next day, it still feel a little swallon can this be just the sore-ness & abuse I have given my inner mouth, gum area ? (over the last few days). It don't hurt, NO tooth pain etc. Can it just be swalling of that area now. I just can not THANK YOU enough, Again Many Thanks for the Garlic & Cloves Idea."
[YEA] 04/23/2009: Mary Lynn from New Freeport, Pa: "Cloves, garlic really worked for tooth pain and abscess!
I have had an abscess that started over a year ago. I looked online and saw that garlic works to kill the abscess. I ate 3 cloves of minced up garlic a day, and after 3 days the infection was killed. I had started eating right, avoiding white sugar and white flour, corn syrup, MSG's and all the other 'non foods' out there, started drinking raw milk, etc. About a month ago I started eating bread a lot, wasn't eating as well as I should have. I also binged on chocolate at Easter, ate a LOT of it. So, what happened? My tooth became infected again! I never was able to get the abscess to drain (I tried using a cottonball and salt/baking soda but it was under my upper gum and I could never get it 'right on' where the swelling was, it would always move and hit where the gum wasn't swelled up). So I went on here to find out about cloves. I don't have clove oil, and the pain was getting worse because I kept putting off treating it with raw garlic. I saw someone mention using clove powder, and dipped a cotton ball in that. It burned my gum, but it's hard to get the powder up there because the abscess is so high up near my cheek and gum. So instead, I got some hot water from the tap (probably 120 degrees, not boiling water, about 1 ounce or less, and took 1/2 teaspoon of clove powder, mixed it in with the water and swished it around my mouth. About 5 minutes later, the pain was pretty much gone! I then minced up a large clove of garlic and ate it (with food, because garlic is pretty hot tasting). So far so good! The powdered cloves in the water worked, and wasn't as burning to my gum either. I will eat another clove of garlic tonight before I go to bed. I keep taking raw garlic until the infection goes away and the tooth stops hurting. Excellent advice, thank you! I tell others about this website, in fact I'm going to email my friend now (she has a lot of tooth problems). Thank you so much!!"
Garlic, Hydrogen Peroxide
05/11/2011: Earth Hopeful from Los Angeles, Ca, United States: "hello, I have been reading everything on here, last week I started noticing that my tooth was hurting, im not a big fan of the dentist so I tried ignoring it, then the pain got more severe so I came on here and saw that hydrogen peroxide has helped a lot of you. I tried it and it helped a lot, but then my jaw went numb and I noticed it was a little swollen. Pain in my tooth is minimal, I can eat. And sometimes it doesnt hurt at all. Just my jaw hurts and is swollen. I am trying garlic, but any ideas on the whole jaw situation? my ear has been killing me too."Replies
05/12/2011: Kelly from Cambridge, Ma replies: "Stick with the garlic. It works wonders! I had a very similar experience a few months ago and was blown-away by how well the garlic worked.
You didn't mention how much garlic you've been taking. I used fresh garlic. Chop up one good sized clove and let it sit for about 10 min's, then put it on a spoon to take it and wash it down with lots of water.
I did this three times a day and in about 3-4 days, the swelling and pain were completely gone. I can't say enough about the use of garlic for these type issues. Truly amazing."
05/12/2011: Diane from Lonsdale, Mn replies: "Try iodized silver. Hold teaspoon against your gum for 30 seconds and swallow. Don't know if that will help the ear. Blessings."
[YEA] 02/10/2011: Susan from Owen Sound, Ontario, Ontario Canada: "I have been having an issue with an infection in the bone beneath a failed root canal. Antibiotics didn't touch it, and I was told the tooth would have to come out. I started chewing raw garlic for the pain, which worked immediately. I then started rinsing with a 50/50 solution of hydrogen peroxide and water, and after only two days, the swelling has gone down and the tooth again feels like it "fits' in my mouth. I would never have believed that garlic and H2O2 would have made such a remarkable difference, but it has. I may still have to have an extraction in the future, but for now, all is well and that's good enough for me! Thank you EC for this amazing resource!"
Garlic, Tea Bags
[YEA] 10/15/2009: Rebecca from Vallejo, Ca: "Garlic and tea bags cured my tooth abscess.
I just wanted to say thank you to eveyone who took the time to post their experiences and remedies on this site. I am one of those lucky people who do not have dental insurance, I have medi-cal but they no longer provide dental care for adults. Ever since I had my kids I keep getting cavities which I had never had before. Any way, my teeth are not in the best condition and recently I took a trip to the emergency room for an abscessed tooth that I had. I took the full ten day dose of penicilin that they gave me. When the prescription ran out my abscess returned immediately, which means it was never gone, it was just reduced. I decide to hit the internet to research some natural remedies and stumbled upon this site. After reading all of the suggestions I went to my kitchen to see what I had. I had plenty of fresh garlic as well as several different kinds of tea. I sliced the fresh garlic and placed it in between my gum and cheek, right up against the abscess. It burned for the first few minutes. I replaced the garlic like seven times that night. Then when I finally went to bed I placed a tea bag against my gum in my cheek as well. First I used a green tea bag becuase that was what was reccomended but I remembered the caffeine and replaced it whith a camomile tea bag. When I woke up my mouth felt much better but I could tell the infection was still there. I went to work and did not mess with it for the first part of the day. In the afternoon I did the garlic slices two times to help with the swelling. When I got home the abscess was big again and I was getting ready to do the garlic again. I went in to the bathroom to look at it and I could see that the pus was closer to the surface. Then all of a sudden it opened up and snot colored pus and a little blood came out. I rinsed my mouth with hydrogen peroxide twice and then water. The garlic and tea bag did in 24 hrs. what penicilin could not do in ten days!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"