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Tooth Infection and Tooth Abscess Remedies

Last Modified on Aug 24, 2015

Holistic treatment for a tooth abscess involves natural remedies that are capable of treating the infection and eliminating symptoms associated with the condition. Home remedies like garlic, cloves and oil pulling are very effective in treating tooth infections as they fight infection and reduce inflammation. It is important to note that the symptoms of an abscessed tooth will progress if left untreated and can lead to life-threatening complications.

What is a Tooth Infection?

A tooth infection or abscess is described as a pocket of puss that results from bacterial infection. An infection may form at any region in the tooth and cause such symptoms as a throbbing toothache, sensitivity to temperatures, sensitivity to pressure, fever, swelling in the face or cheek, swollen lymph nodes and foul-smelling fluid in the mouth.

Home Remedies for a Tooth Abscess

Treating a tooth abscess requires infection-fighting substances as well as pain relievers. Several natural remedies adequately treat the condition and prevent further infection. Garlic, oil pulling, cloves and many other agents can be used as home remedies to treat the condition.


Garlic is a known antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent. Garlic contains several sulfuric compounds, including allicin, that fight infection and inflammation. Used regularly, the compounds also help improve circulation and cleanse the lymphatic system.

Oil Pulling

Considered an ancient Ayurvedic remedy, oil pulling is a practice used to maintain oral health and promote detoxification of the body. Completed by placing a tablespoon of oil in the mouth and swishing it, the method pulls harmful agents, including bacteria, fungus and other organisms, from the mouth, teeth, gums and throat. Research suggests that the lipids in oil pull out bacteria and prevent bacteria from sticking to the walls in the oral cavity.


Cloves are considered anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic and analgesic. The spice is comprised of a variety of antioxidants and other nutrients including manganese, omega-3s and fiber. As such, cloves relieve pain, reduce inflammation and eliminate infection.

If left untreated a tooth infection can progress to more serious, even life-threatening complications. Natural substances safely and effectively treat the condition and prevent complications.

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Activated Charcoal   2  1   

Posted by Laura (Sydney, Nsw) on 08/04/2012

[YEA]  First off I'd like to thank everyone for contributing to this site.

I had a severely abscessed tooth after eating too much sugar thereby depressing my immune system & had read about people putting bentonite clay on for treatment well I didnt have any so poured out an activated charcoal capsule between my gum & cheek & had instant relief from the pain.

I slept with it overnight & it greatly improved. I did it every night in the beginning, it just sucked out the infection but treatment must continue so even if you just do one night a week then once every 2 weeks then 3 & gradually downgrade it & keep up a dose for maintenence because an infection can still persist after the pain has gone.

good luck everyone.

Replied by Joy
Battleground, Wash

An abcessed tooth is really a pain and the decision to have a root canal can be a thoughtless one since we trust our dentist. The dentist that created the root canal decided later that it was unhealthy and wrote a book called the root canal coverup.

Hope you make wise choices with your teeth.. I would make different choices... if I only knew then what I am dealing with now.

If you have denture questions a wonderful site for answers FREE

Implants are also very dangerous as they are a point of impact for a potential crack or infection in your jawbone.

Posted by Sharon (Wesley Chapel, Florida) on 02/25/2012

[YEA]  Hooray for charcoal! I had a very bad toothache and it was late at night. I used the charcoal mixed with clove oil and in 30 min the pain was reduced by half. By the end of the hour, it was down to nothing. I left it on overnight, and the relief was amazing. When I got to the dentist office, they smiled and said they knew about it, and it was not well-known. l used some activated charcoal l had at the house for stomach issues.

Replied by Terri
Denver, Co

I know you wrote about charcoal for tooth pain awhile ago, but I would like more info how to use it. The person at the health store said it would probably taste bad. Do you just use the contents of 1 capsule and a few drops of clove oil and put it on with a cotton swab? How long do you leave it on. Thank you!
Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Tennessee, Usa

Dear Terri,

I don't know if the person who wrote the original post is still around on EC.

We have used charcoal and clove oil in the mouth. The process you suggest sounds fine. Charcoal doesn't taste bad. It doesn't have a taste; it is kind of gritty. Clove oil is strong, but effective. You can leave it in until it is washed out with our own saliva. You can repeat as often as needed.

Do not do this near the time you take prescription medications as the charcoal can adsorb them.

Let us know how it goes!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Knowtruth2014
Charlotte, Nc

Hi all....I am a sceptical about everything unless I have proof lol. I just have to share my story about last night. I lost a pretty good size filling about two months ago. Yeah yeah I went to the dentist and he said it either has to be pulled or you need a root canal and crown. I was thinking on the 2 because the 1st option is cheapest. I've been thinking on the issue for far to long now. Like its 2 months later. Well I started brushing my teeth with Activated Charcoal out of the little capsules that you buy at the drug store. (My smile is whiter now) hehe ok last night my tooth that I have been thinking about started throbbing ouch. 4am I am still awake hurting like $#%T. Throbbing tooth ache. I took some of the Act. Char. and mixed it with a few drops of brandy! Pain makes u try anything. I made a paste and soaked a very small piece of gauze in it. Kept packing the tooth and in 45 mins to an hour my pain was gone. How this happens I do not have a clue. But it happened and hey I'm all the better for it. I am going to call my dentist soon. I might just pay the 40.00 to get another x-ray just to see if the infection is gone before he pulls my tooth. Thanks everyone for listening.
Replied by Heath
Wi, US

Hey Truth, how is your tooth? Did it heal on its own with the activated charcoal or did you end up getting it pulled? I have an abscess I am trying to heal, have been using clove oil every night, brushing with a homemade toothpaste made out of coconut oil, calcium powder, baking soda, bentonite clay, among other things.Though this all has helped with my gums, my tooth is not getting better. Worse it would appear. I am going to a biological dentist soon, but was hoping to heal on my own. I will try A. Charcoal and see if that helps, but most likely will need further measure. Thanks!

Posted by Arizona_sunsets (Casa Grande, Arizona, U.s.a.) on 08/02/2011

[NAY]  I have had a very bad abscessed tooth, so I have been trying all kinds of things on here because I cannot afford a dentist.

I took coffe filters, cut them up into small pieces, filled them with charcoal from charcoal pills, wetted them lightly, then pressed them around my problem areas, they did great for maybe 15 mins. , tried this twice with the same results. Also, my pain was extreme after they stopped working.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

You can try to do the same but with ground cloves.

Alpha Lipoic Acid   1  0   

Posted by Annette (Cuy Falls, Ohio) on 06/13/2009

[YEA]  Several years ago, my husband had an abcessed tooth. A filling had been broken out for some time and we did not have dental insurance. He went to a health food store and asked about a remedy for pain relief. The propietor highly recommended Alpha Lipoic Acid. My husband bought the 50mg caps, which were the least expensive. Back then, he weighed 230 pounds (6' tall). He took 2-50mg caps of Alpha Lipoic Acid every 4 hrs, 4 times daily, for 7 to 10 days, decreasing the dose after the pain was gone.

I can attest to this remedy also, because some time later, I had a toothache that would not quit. I treated myself with Alpha Lipoic Acid. It was kind of like a do-it-yourself root canal. My pain subsided each day and was totally gone within 3 days. I continued to take it a few more days. My tooth is still A-OK 10 years later. Did not require any dental work, even though I've been in for cleaning and x-rays several times since.

On a polar opposite note, I have been reading about Urotherapy - a little known frontier with claims of curing numerous aliments, including various cancers. Each of us have this readily available, tailor-made, built-in health dispenser at no cost. Research online, as it's limited experimental findings are under wraps among med books (has been for years). I did try it myself for a lower abdominal ache, after other natural remedies did not work over a 2 month period. I searched for a cure and found it. After 2 weeks of drinking a few ounces of 'mid stream in the morning', all pain was gone. Never had another symptom of who knows what. No, it doesn't taste bad. Think of it as intended - it's personalized medicine that won't harm you, but most likely will cure you. Do the research. I've found it tried, true and an essential entry in my emergency home care journal.

Anacardic Compounds   0  0   

Posted by Charles (Hendersonville, Nc) on 01/01/2015

I have found that the anacardic acids in raw cashew nuts and maybe mangoes do an excellent job of curing an abscess from gram positive bacteria, which are the most prevalent cause of tooth decay and tooth aches. It is conceivable that mango fruits may have sufficient anacardic acids as well. You may see my article on this subject at; It is also discussed briefly in the 2006 edition of Medical Hypotheses, 65; 289-292.

You may feel free to use any information in that URL without concern over copyright.

I would like to urge you to explore making these medicines available in the pure form from pharmacies. This would be especially valuable since these medicines would probably prove to be valuable against other gram positive diseases such as acne, leprosy, streptococci, Chlamydia trachomatis, and maybe even tuberculosis as well.

Sincerely, Charles Weber

Antibiotics   1  0   

Posted by kira (Guildford, United Kingdom) on 05/22/2007

[YEA]  For severe tooth pain such as in the case of an abscess, the only thing that has worked for me is 750mg daily Amoxicillin. I have tried clove oil which is extremely powerful but does not kill the pain even if you drink the stuff and can make the pain worse as an abscess is about pressure build up from toxins under the tooth and so needs to be burst in some way.

I rubbed my tooth-brush rigorously on the abscess itself which hurt a lot, but tons of puss and blood came out that needed to come out as it is poison and what causes the pain in the first place. The colour of the puss is like a dark yellow/orange and there is often a huge amount of it if the abscess is particularly large in size. I could not burst the abscess any other way and this is the only real way of doing it and without seriously hurting yourself or your gum.

For general tooth pain not caused by an abscess, the only thing that will stop pain, is medication unless the tooth pain is mild enough to bear it. Very few people can cope with pain and so the ones that can't, they need something that is going to work and that only comes in the form of pills - not garlic, cloves and things on here that are for more tougher folk with stronger pain threshold.

I cannot cope with tooth pain at all and often suffer from abscesses and I have tried everything out there and nothing works except only for strong antibiotics. A mild tooth ache is another thing and anything will work for that as long as it stings and draws out the source of pain such as warm salt water. Dental pain comes in many forms but the worst is by far toothache caused by an abscess and to which the only cure is relief gained by bursting as much of it as possible and with an object that isn't going to cause damage. The toothbrush is the best and only real sure way of bursting an abscess It takes some pounding on the gum with the bristles to break the top layer of the abscess skin, but once you have done it and the puss and blood come, you know then that you have begun to relieve yourself of the pain an abscess does provide.

I talk from experience and with common sense.

Replied by Edwin
Provo, UT

I spent a weekend with a terrible abscess of a lower molar. My right cheek and jaw were swollen horribly. I tried many of the things on here such as cut/crushed garlic cloves on the abscess and tooth, teabag on the tooth/abscess, sea salt water rinse, hydrogen peroxide rinse. Unfortunately, none of them worked so I had to get to a dentist this morning. Luckily I found one with a $1 coupon for emergency exam, xray and consultation. He prescribed 500mg of amoxycillin 3 times a day. That's a pretty strong dosage. Then he went into his sales pitch and told me that for a mere $3,000 he could START to fix all my teeth. Dentists are hucksters and I have not met one who is trustworthy. Anyway, we'll see how the amoxycillin works.

I think I'll still have to lance it and drain it myself. I'll write back and let you know.

Replied by Robert
Ormond Beach, FL

I have had these same problems with unbearable pain and repeated visits to different dentists in hopes of finding one I could afford. Only Antibiotics and prescription pain med really worked, but I was able to hold off the pain for several months after taking antibiotics and then carrying my toothbrush everywhere and continuously brushing, also over the counter Anbesol gel really works for pain relief. I now have the pain returned and had not taken my pain meds prescribed knowing at some point the pain would return and is expensive but now am going to have to go back to the dentist an try again. I am hopefull a new dentist might have some compassion and work with me so I can pay over time, I paid off credit cards years ago and will not go into debt again as that would cause more pain in the long run. I am honest and just wish I could find a dentist that would accept partial payment and allow me to pay over time, so far they want me to fill out an application for a high interest rate medical credit card they have offered at the counter, it's like they are in with the crooked banks, but I am hopefull not all and I will find soon a good dentist with a heart.

meanwhile Anbesol is all I have and am going to try the black or green tea and clove oil mentioned above, it makes sense to change the PH levels and alkaline and I did manage for quite some time after getting infection to go away with antibiotics several months ago, the only thing that differs for me is heat, when I am in the sun it hurts my tooth, but cold water, fresh or seawater brings relief, so I am going to pass on the cayenne based on my own experience. many thanks to all posting on this thread, at least I have some ideas to try what might work.

Thank you

Replied by Wendy
Phila, Pa Usa

Here I sit, unable to and not allowed to talk having spent a few hours in the dentist chair today.

I had a "monster" (dentist's word for it) abscess in 2009. Top tooth next to the front tooth - encased in a fixed bridge that I obviously can't afford on SSDI to have replaced.

Root canal was done, antibiotics taken, both azythromycin and clindamycin along with routine checkups (I do have a discount dental plan, it helps some). Saw her a few months ago, needed to root planing and scaling. Xray taken of front tooth as a let's see what's up - and it was healing!

Fast forward to a week ago. Sitting here, went to scratch my nose and it hurt. Hmm? Then I noticed that it felt like something was "stuck" to the inside of my upper lip. Ran to the bathroom - HUGE abscess. Call dentist next day, she calls in antibiotics.

In the meantime I'm trying the teabag trick because it did help with the first abscess - no joy. I will not put peroxide in my mouth, that is a good way to end up with a yeast infection - in your mouth. Had no garlic. So waited, got antibiotic, saw dentist folllowing tuesday. Not only did the abscess come back but it was attacking the bone and root of the tooth next to it.

Yes, I had those "heads" - those are cysts of infection, not like the head on a pimple. If you have an abscess and you have a "head" come out of your mouth run to a dentist asap.

Today perio/endo person had to do surgery. Opened gum flap (from toothline up front and back of gum - the roof of your mouth does NOT like to messed with! ), removed the root of the offending tooth at the toothline, then ground the tooth inside the fixed bridge down and cleaned out all the small cysts of infection that were hiding even from the x-rays. I then had to have bone grafts due to the damage the returned infection caused in a short amount of time. I sit here right now in severe pain. I have stitches running along the gumline of 3 teeth. That's how much she had to open to get it all out.

I am not allowed to talk at all today. I cannot have any hot or warm food or anything hard or crunchy for at least a week. I am on another round of azithromycin. I will be puree'ing bananas, cantalope, berries into plain yogurt; have some Boost on hand along with unsweetened applesauce and yes, some babyfood veggies.

I am on SSDI, a fixed income. I could not really afford today's procedure (over $900)... to really fix everything would cost over $6, 000! On the other hand I couldn't afford to NOT get to the dentist and put the $900 on a credit card (since that amount is about my monthly check! ) because you do not mess around with infections - especially on your face or in your mouth.

I know it's hard, I know it hurts, believe me I know. The home/natural remedies might be a help (like the teabag was for me originally to help draw the ick out), but you must, must, must see a dentist. Your mouth, your other teeth, the bone supporting your mouth, your gums, your general health, your very life could depend on it. And I strongly DO believe in natural remedies whenever possible. But they're not going to get rid of a deep abscess, they may just put off the inevitable.

I watched my roommate's mom die of heart disease, she had years of dental problems - loose teeth from gum disease, recurrent abscesses that she would "pop" - which btw is not a good idea to do yourself - and the doctors do think that those years of dental problems and infections helped lead to the heart disease that took her from us.

Replied by Kal

Pure cold pressed or organic grapefruit seed extract does not have anti microbial properties.

Replied by Kal

To Wendy from Phila. It looks like your root canal treatment did not work. Which is not a surprise. Because if it had worked then you would not have abscess.

ADA warns about root canal treatment. Dr. Mercola warns about it too.

No matter what dentists do, those bacteria from root canaled teeth will escape somehow. You can find more information on google about root canal. Tooth abscess needs to be drained, root canal is not necessary.

Replied by Ka

Here's is the process of how grapefruit seed extract is made.

The Truth About Grapefruit Seed Extract:

I don't understand why anyone want to put this stuff in mouth in the name of health.

Replied by Jen
Mukwonago, Wi/usa

Regarding tooth abcesses esp. "bumps" if, you drain them.. Remember that is PURE poison, if swallowed can make you extremely ill ans can even cause death. Also, they hurt so bad... A great way to drain... A little less painful than rubbing something on top of it, use a sterilized pin/needle and it will natuarally drain, just make sure to collect that poison... A emergency room near me, will do this for u with the use of a hospital syringe and actually draw out the fluid, may be worth a shot to ask them.. They even numbed it first!!
Replied by Gokhals
Larkspur, California

Thank you for that expose on grapefruit seed extract. Much appreciated. I will make sure I let folks know this.
Replied by Kristina
Minnesota, USA

Wendy from Philla, PA

Hydrogen Peroxide is for oral debridement which does not make it poisonous to swish in your mouth as that is the definition of oral debrider. You should not swallow however; just rinse mouth after swishing and its perfectly fine to dilute with water if you cannot take the 100%. I am a nurse, I can medically assure you of this.

Apple Cider Vinegar   4  0   

Posted by Meagan (Brooklyn, Ny) on 02/18/2015

[YEA]  I had a huge abscess on my tooth and was in terrible pain. I decided to gargle with ACV and literally as I was gargling I was feeling the abscess with my tongue and I could feel it softening! After I spat out the vinegar I started noticing the abscess was draining, which alarmed me because I didn't want the bacteria getting in to my body. I decided to just keep spitting as much as I could without purposely swallowing the bacteria. Within an hour of using the Apple Cider Vinegar gargle, my once huge abscess was now flat!!! I'm still going to make a dental appointment but What a Relief!

Posted by Dv (Israel) on 08/16/2013

[YEA]  For a dental abscess, all you really need is Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and dental floss, if you have dental brushes that fit in between your teeth, even better. Floss, brush, drink diluted ACV around 2 tbl per glass. If you're not able to swish and swallow, add honey, dilute even more. Twice daily, within a day or 2 amazing results. If you can adjust diet to avoid infections all together even better, if not keep ACV in the house.

Replied by Beverly
Atlanta, Ga

Have an abscess on my gum at the bottom of my tooth. How long does it take for Apple cider vinegar to heal it?

Posted by Tonya (Miami, Fl) on 08/25/2012

[YEA]  I have been in pain for the last 4 to 5 days and last night was the worst I was in tears from the pain and after trying my usual pain relievevers(mouthwash, sensodyne, and aspirin, motrin or advil) it didn't work like always when ur body gets used to something it stops being as effective, so I gargled with apple cider vinegar and it worked a miracle on my sore gums it was so bad I could barely open my mouth to speak so to anyone who had tried other methods and they don't work try the vinegar gargle it should help.

Replied by Lisa
Los Angeles, Ca

If you have a tooth abcess, why are you waiting 4 or 5 days before going to the dentist? Fresh garlic works also as it is too a natural anitbiotic. Very often the abcess is rooted deep under the gum and you don't want it to cause worse problems. Get to a dentist!
Replied by Kimmi
Springfield, Mo.

In response to 08/25/2012: Lisa from Los Angeles, Ca post: "If you have a tooth abcess, why are you waiting 4 or 5 days before going to the dentist?" Because a lot of us can't afford a dentist and we're on a very tight financial budget! Some of us don't have two nickels to rub together after essential bills are paid...we just don't have the luxury of going "as soon as it's needed.
Replied by Rob
Ohio, Usa

I broke a tooth right before Christmas and have been struggling with pain all weekend. No place is open till tomorrow. Thankfully I got ahold of a dentist that wrote me a prescription for my infected jaw, tooth and lymph node.. its almost untolerable.. I am waiting for meds right now, someones picking them up for me.. ugh. Ice and milk, and oragel helps.. nothing too cold, although it felt good to me, water, dont put oragel directly on your busted tooth, burns! Instead try neosporin. Ice pack on face over bad tooth n neck helps the inflammation go down. Its either infection or inflammation to my lymph node, been eating advil liquigels and naproxin sodium, but its not good enough. Hot showers make my neck flare up. Hot coffee or anything acidic, crunchy stay away from, chew with caution.

I was fine yesterday no pain at all. woke up today rolling around in pain.. neck really hurts, bad tooth feels like a pinball machine. I'm no doctor, but the emergency dentist told me the tooth itself sounds infected. infected jaw, tooth, gum, lymph node.. feels terrible! . Sea Salt water helps a small bit, .. I'm afraid to try the apple cider vinegar in my situation. Lil different than a absess. I have no bump on my gum by the broken tooth, he says its down in the bone of my jaw. Hope these meds help. Good luck

Posted by Diana (Bragg Creek, Ab Canada) on 07/16/2010

[YEA]  I have been taking ACV for other issues, and have had some pretty serious issues with an abscessed and cracked tooth I cannot afford to get fixed. They hurt and I was getting bumps in my gums from the infection. . . Then it stopped, but I had no idea of any connection. . . I ran out of ACV last week, and sure enough, I was having issues with my teeth again. I bought an organic brand ACV this morning drank 2 tbs in water, and had another dose this evening, the infection is almost gone again. I always take 2tbs of ACV in water in the morning and late afternoon for general good health reasons, but the tooth thing is a wonderful bonus. Who would have ever guessed.

Posted by Debbie (Bonita Springs, Fl) on 11/01/2009

I had an abcessed tooth about a month ago and had no antibiotics for it. It was on a weekend so I couldn't go to the doctor. I have some organic apple cider vinegar so I thought, what the heck? Rubbed some on the infected area a few times and it went away. You'll want to rinse your mouth with water afterwards because of the acid in the vinegar. And yeah, the straight vinegar was nasty tasting but it sure helped with my pain.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic   3  1   

Posted by Guinea.pig (Middle Of Nowhere, Texas) on 03/16/2015

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Well, I woke up from a nap Friday night with a toothache, which is a rare event, thankfully, for me. Anyhow, as in my neck of the woods there aren't many dentists - and NONE open til Monday, tomorrow, when I still may not be able to get seen, I decided to try some of these remedies. I'd known about clove oil, sea salt water, and tea bags and tried the last two (I didn't have any clove oil on hand). I got some very temporary relief from the salt water and almost none from the tea bag. Anyhow, a few hours ago, awake again and in pain down into my jaw, I decided to look around here for what I could find.

After rinsing with ACV and then chewing some raw garlic clove, the swelling is down a bit and it doesn't hurt nearly as much. I'll continue it and am still going to a doc, dentist, or the ER if I have to for antibiotics in the morning as I KNOW this can get bad if untreated. Also, I just took some zinc as it has both immune boosting and antibiotic properties, if I remember right.

Replied by Bj
Michigan, US

For your toothache, also try oil pulling several times during the day. This has worked well for me.

Posted by Dwaina (Bristol, TN USA) on 04/19/2008

[YEA]  I am a single mom and never buy fresh garlic but I tried garlic powder on my abscess and it seems to work but takes a bit longer than I suppose the fresh garlic for the single parents that live day to day as I do there is a way around the fresh for the apple cider vinegar.....hated it but did it anyway it made my mouth water but it helped...

Replied by Laura
Southern, Louisiana

[YEA]   I take the apple cider vinegar and garlic pills. It doesn't taste bad and they work for an infection. I take 4 pills twice a day for about 7 days, like you would for antibiotics and it clears it right up... For preventive measures, continue taking it like it says on the bottle... this is great for those who don't have the mouth to eat real garlic or drink apple cider vinegar.
Replied by Kate
Worcester, Ma

Thanks for the info. Gonna start the garlic pills and ACV tonight!
Replied by Dori
Mount Shasta

[NAY]   A single bulb of raw garlic isn't going to break the bank. What you actually need to help cure the infection exists only in the raw garlic. Don't believe the myths that those of us with a single income (yes, me too) can't afford to be healthy or to buy fresh, whole foods.
Replied by Liz
Boston, Ma

I agree with Dori. An entire bulb of garlic costs next to nothing and its benefits/healing properties FAR surpass that of garlic powder. No comparison.

It's the Allicin in raw garlic that works to heal.

I have used raw garlic for both myself and my family for toothaches and/or infections for over a decade and it never ceases to amaze me how well it works to rid both tooth pain and infection.

When I recommend it to others, they are skeptical...until they try it, then the naysayers become believers! :)

Posted by Sandra (Dallas, USA) on 02/20/2008

[YEA]  I read this site with some skepticism but pain will make you try anything and Ibuprofen was not helping. SO I tried the cloves of garlic and shoved them right under my lip and pressed them to the huge infected area. It burnt and stung but almost immediately the swelling disappeared. I also gargled with the cider vinegar solution and between both, the pain and throbbing disappeared - I slept like a baby. Unfortunately my tooth nerve is dead now so I still have to have a root canal, I wish I'd found this site sooner because the treatments really helped the infection, I wonder if I might have saved the tooth..

Baking Soda, Peroxide, Oil Pulling   1  0   

Posted by Jean (Franklin, WI) on 05/19/2008

[YEA]  Tooth Abcess Cure:

I have no insurance and can't afford a dentist, so had to find a way to deal with tooth problems naturally. I've lost several fillings that occassionally cause infections. First thing I do is oil pulling with grapeseed, coconut or olive oil. Within a very short time the pain is down a fair amount, but of course the abscess is still there, filled with pus. Until that is emptied, the infection will remain. I use a dental instrument with an extremely sharp end and pierce the infected spot, then squeeze out as much of the pus as I can. This immediately cuts the pain down a whole lot more... now its just leftover soreness. I then do oil pulling again, followed by a good rinse of hydrogen peroxide. This cure works for an abscess every time.

PREVENTION: I haven't been to a dentist in over 12 years, despite the fact that I have huge holes in a few back molars due to missing fillings, and the cavities have NOT gotten worse. In fact I have fewer dental problems now. I no longer use commercial toothpastes. Obviously it would be best to have the regular mercury fillings removed and replaced... since I can't afford that procedure ... This is what I do instead...

I brush my teeth with BAKING SODA, followed by a HYDROGEN PEROXIDE rinse. Sometimes I start this with an OIL PULLING first. I often work on my teeth with just a toothbrush kind of absent-mindedly as I'm studying something on the internet. This pretty well removes most food particle and plaque. I recently bought one of those electric rechargeable toothbrushes, which works really well with the baking soda.

As long as I do these things regularly, I don't get any abscesses, cavities have not gotten any worse and may have actually gotten better, my teeth are whiter and feel cleaner, my gums are much healthier and all "pockets" have disappeared. It also prevents bad breath, and my tongue and gums are pink and healthy.

This has worked better for me than any dentist recommended procedure. I just wish I had known about it years ago. I'm absolutely sure I would have never gotten a cavity in the first place. Get rid of your commercial toothpaste and try this... you'll be glad you did!!!

Replied by Danae
London, Uk

Hi can you please clarify how you use oil in the process of cleaning your teeth? Also what kind of oil? thank you in advance! Danae
Replied by Suzanne
Los Angeles, California

What is oil pulling exactly and how is it done?

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