Tooth Infection and Tooth Abscess Remedies

Last Modified on Apr 16, 2014

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Peppermint Oil

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[YEA]  06/23/2012: Crystal from Burlington, Nc, Usa: "After nearly 3-4 days of no relief from my tooth pain and swelling (I am sure I had an infection as my cheek was swollen and gums throbbing), I looked online for home remedies until my dentist appointment. I read on this site about many remedies such as apple cider vinegar in water, garlic, tea bags, etc for use with tooth pain. I tried them all and with very little relief. After reading one comment about the use of Pure Vanilla Extract (supposedly the alcohol content in it helped?) I went into my kitchen and then saw that I had Peppermint Oil. I remember reading how crushed peppermint worked for someone, so I decided to try the Peppermint Oil. The vanilla only had 35% alcohol, but the Peppermint Oil had 89%. I dabbed some on with my finger and I was amazed. I was finally able to sleep pain free. The throbbing stopped. And as a bonus I had fresh breath (minus the garlic from trying previously during the first day). I continued the use of Peppermint Oil whenever I felt pain, and it seemed to last for a good while. Just turn the bottle upside down with your fingertip on it, just to get a little on there, then dab your gum around your pain. It works wonders! I'm surprised I've seen no mention of it."


Pyrogenium (Homeopathic Remedy)

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YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  11/29/2013: Nmx from Mn: "Homeopathy to the rescue again...... I have suffered with weak dental roots for years and have paid dearly for it.... and often found that the antibiotics the doctors used to help one tooth would harm another tooth... But after years of forking over hundreds of dollars for a root canal.... I finally found a miracle cure which dentists won't want you to know about... I haven't needed a root canal since. A few years back, after having to have a surgical root canal - because the dentist had broken off a tool in my root when he performed the initial root canal... I developed an infection after the surgery... my Dr. gave me Doxycycline for the infection... it stripped my digestive tract and turned it into "acid city"... Doxy was horrible and made me very acidic for the first time in my life. After a few days it still wasn't getting rid of the infection... I looked thru a book on "Dental Homeopathy" and found a little known remedy for tooth infections... Pyrogenium (9-12x or c)... Within one day the infection was gone. Now if I ever feel any twinging in a tooth that might mean I have an infection in my tooth... I immediately take Pyrogenium and the pain goes away... I've avoided a few expensive root canals thanks to Pyrogen.... Pass it on...

To show you how bad it is... my regular dentist sent me to an endodontist because he saw an irregularity in my root (this was many years ago)... the "expert endodontist" said I needed a root canal... He charged me $800 for it... When I went back to my regular dentist...he said there was still a problem... so I went back to endodontist... he proclaimed that it actually was a cracked root, not an infected tooth and the moron actually was going to make me pay him again to do a root canal.... I've pretty much given up on dentists and find my own cures... For $7.00 you can heal your roots not destroy them with a root canal... Also Calc Fluor is another homeopathy that claims to rebuild teeth... so you may not even need fillings... I haven't had a chance to try this but you might want to."

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11/29/2013: Om from Hope, Bc, Canada replies: "Well, A BIG thank you for your post. It is just the answer to my research on treating teeth without dentist. I found the link paradise now and it changed things for me in a big way. It has loads of information.

When I visited a dentist this year I had informed myself enough not to fall for fluoride poison and mercury offers. I said thank you and left.

I had no plaque to speak of due to oil pulling for almost two years now. A loose tooth is much firmer now in its socket and a sudden bout of tooth ache was treated with celtic salt, gone in hours. My gums are way better. The homeopathic remedy you mentioned is certainly going to be incorporated in my self treatment. I had a cavity at the gum line on one of my front teeth. After a few months of swishing and using Dr. Bronner's liquid kastile soap to clean my teeth this cavity is disappearing. To begin with I had my doubts but I know one has to give the body the message of Yes, it will work. I am a senior and will not go the usual route and have them all yanked out. Not to speak of the enormous sums to be surrendered.

I find the present system of medicine barbaric including dental procedures. In my opinion it is all based on business without ethics.

Recently three seniors paid me a visit and stood there with big smiles - all dentures were pink and white and identical. I looked in amazement. This is not going to happen to me. So I got to work and it looks good. One thing to take into consideration is the fact that when a tooth is out the facial features will change detrimentally. I do swishing twice daily with sesame oil and one other substance. So my breath is sweet and my mouth looks better. Thank you for the valuable info. Namaste Om"


Raw Tomatoes and Cheese

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YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  06/24/2008: Robert from Martinez, Calif.: "If accessible, use water pik to irrigate the area infected & you may include peroxide or salt in the irrigation water be sure to rinse the water pik after by sending clean water thru it after the tooth irrigation is ended. you can get creative & use baking soda ,or vinegar, or iodine, etc.

Now here is something that worked for me: eat up to 12 tomatoes raw only & if you can find raw cheese, unsalted for pain this works great. I got up to 7 tomatoes & the abscess burst! I had a tuff time to find unsalted cheese so I bought it at least raw anyway. The main thing is the tomatoe. My abscess has not returned in 2 years. have fun.. bob"


Red Clover Tea

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YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  08/26/2009: Noelle from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa: "Tooth Abcess

Try Red Clover tea. One teaspoon of Red Clover in a strainer or infuser, pour boiling water over it in a cup to cover, steep at least 7 minutes. One cup twice a day; after the pain dies down take one cup once a day. This one is very effective. I held off the pain of an abcessed tooth for 5 months with just Red Clover. When it was finally pulled the tooth turned out to be the biggest honkin' double abcess I'd ever seen and the surgeon was pretty impressed, too. I would have kept the tooth and mounted it, but it's illegal to give that to the patient in the state of Minnesota. When I had the tooth pulled, I used no antibiotics, just 12 garlic capsules and 3 dropperfuls of Olive Leaf per day. Look ma, no infection!"


Salt Rinse, Clove Oil, Garlic, or Hydrogen Peroxide

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[YEA]  01/04/2009: Ken from Detroit, Michigan: "I right now have a wisdom tooth ( lower ) that is now infected. I don't have any dental insurance so I have to resort to my knowledge of self-treatment with what I know to work naturally and well. I was in TERRIBLE pain, couldn't eat, couldn't sleep. I attacked the pain and the infection that had by now moved into my lower jaw area and starting to swell with multiple herbs. Every 30 or 40 minutes or so I used either a salt rinse, clove oil applied directly to the infected area, garlic applied to the infected area or a mouth rinse with 3% hydrogen peroxide. I did this for about 4 or 5 hours starting at about 7:00p.m. After about an hour or 2, the infected area started to feel better. About an hour before going to bed, I had chicken soup with chopped garlic bits added. Right before bed , I made a hydrogen peroxide/distilled water solution to drink down. I used 35% food grade ( you shouldn't use 3% from drug store, that's for rinsing your mouth ). Normal preparation is 10 drops peroxide to distilled water ( you have to use distilled water!! ). I used 25 drops because I was fighting an infection.

Do not have anything in your stomach when using food grade peroxide/distilled water. Don't eat from 1 to 3 hours before or after using peroxide/water solution. After doing all of this, I felt much better. The swelling was down and the pain was virtually gone. I kept the routine up for another 5 or so days to make sure that the infection was gone. Hope this helps everybody!!"


Sea Salt and Ice Packs

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[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

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100%

[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!!"


Tea Bag

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100%

[YEA]  03/22/2014: Genxmum from Usa: "I was in horrible pain. Molar and gum inflamed and swollen. I tried several other remedies mentioned but none of them worked. I read that a tea bag might help so used a warm wet black tea bag against the gum under that tooth. Right away it started feeling better. Used the tea bags about 3-4 times a day for at least 30 minutes but tried to keep it in longer. It reduced the pain & swelling till it was gone over a few days. In no way should this replace a dentist visit but if it's middle of the night and you're in tooth pain this just might help remove the pain until you can see the dentist."


[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."

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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

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100%

[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."


Ted's Remedies

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."

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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)."






 



 

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