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Tooth Infection and Tooth Abscess Remedies

Last Modified on May 23, 2016

Cloves and Black Tea  
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Posted by Arianne (Al) on 12/03/2015

[YEA]  I just want to thank EARTH CLINIC and all its awesome members for sharing the information on CLOVES and BLACK TEA BAGS to heal Abscesses.

I got my first abscess on Monday it was uber swollen and starting to hurt..Tuesday I started the cloves on the gums and salt water rinse....Tuesday night I was sitting with the tea bag in when it totally burst and drained....after rinsing and swishing with salt water I followed with OIL PULLING with coconut Wednesday it was completely flat...and MORE ABSCESS and ZERO PAIN...Praise GOD for NATURAL MEDICINE and THANK YOU EARTH CLINIC for being a trusted resource ;-)

Replied by Facm
Do you moisten the teabag before you use it or use it dry?

EC: It will be more comfortable to moisten the tea bag before you use it.

Coconut Oil  
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Posted by Molly (Florida, US) on 03/30/2015

[YEA]  I've suffered with bad teeth all my life and have tried all kinds of home remedies for toothaches and infections. I just recently stumbled on using coconut oil, and it works better than anything else I have tried. I have turned around two infections now in a single day by coating the gum and tooth with coconut oil and oil pulling over the tooth for several minutes. It's worth a try.

Replied by Su
I read somewhere that olive oil has special qualities that really help with oral infection, so I am also using that for oil pulling. It seems to "pull out" more than the coconut oil.
Replied by Mamamel
How to treat my four year old's abscess in mouth over his tooth? Just noticed it yesterday, its not that bad the docter said see how it does for a week. he wanted to give antibiotics and I said can we wait, he said wait a week if it gets worse take the meds, it looks the same today and hasnt hurt my son where as yesterday my son said it was hurting. How does one do the coconut pulling?

Any help appreciated!

Bremerton, Washington
Since your son is only 4 years old I would use hydrogen peroxide and brush that tooth area frequently. If he were an adult, then he might be able to handle screaming hot cayenne pepper, a far more effective medicine. This is way too hot for kids. I have used it on myself many times with great success. Cayenne kills the infection and takes the pain away very quickly.

Two more things that might work would be goldenseal powder (very bitter ) or crush a zinc tablet and have him hold it in there. Zinc works real good to kill germs and does ok for a dental abcess .

The best kind of toothpaste is called vita-myr. This stuff has several medicinal herbs, zinc and co enzyme q 10 to keep your mouth in perfect health and it has no fluoride in it! its getting kinda hard to find a good toothpaste without this neurotoxic industrial waste in it. The type of fluoride used in drinking water and toothpaste is so dangerous it will etch glass. It is a by-product of the aluminum smelting industry, a super toxic residue from the smoke stacks at the refinery.

Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Dear Mamamel,

I think the easiest thing to use for a four year old would be bentonite clay if you can get some locally.

I would mix a teaspoon of clay and 1 a teaspoon of water and let it sit for 30 minutes until it is paste like. You may need to adjust the ratios of each but you want it to be paste like. Then you can just apply this to the abscess. It will not hurt and it is kind of sticky and should stick on in the mouth. (You are only going to use a little bit at a time.)

Save the rest to use on the next application. I have used this overnight and the clay was still there in the morning and I could just gently wipe it out. (I would probably do this once during the day and overnight for a few days and see how it does.)

It is not harmful if he swallows any this but he should be getting plenty of water as clay could be constipating.

Avoiding sugar while he is healing would be great. Also, internally to fight infection: 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder in 1/2 teaspoon of honey a couple of times a day. The turmeric is also good for pain.

These are things I have used for my family for similar situations. I hope it will be helpful for you!

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Jerry (Hamburg, NY) on 07/16/2007

[YEA]  Coconut oil got rid of tooth infection. I've used coconut oil on a regular basis now for a few months in cooking mainly. Never experienced side effects no matter how much I used. Stopped using for a week or so due to busy work schedule, and got a bad infection in a tooth. My cheek was quite swollen and getting worse by the hour. Instead of going to a dentist for antibiotics, I got back on the coconut oil. Took one teaspoon orally then just used as I normally would in cooking. In less than two days the swelling and infection was gone!

Colloidal Silver  
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Posted by Marie (Brisbane) on 09/13/2015

[YEA]  I had a tooth abscess in my gum. I went on an anti biotic as well as rinsed for 20 mins x 5 times day with collodial silver and by day 3 the abscess was gone. I can't believe it. $25 bottle from a healthfood shop at laidley. Best $25 ever spent as my abscess was near my crown. Wished I had taken a pic.

Replied by Veronika
Perth, Australia
No side effect? I read a lot about colloidal silver and it is quite scary. I want do give a go as I have infection under my huge filling (thank you mr. only one from village dentist from my childhood) and they want me to do root canal treatment and get rid of the tooth completely and as it doesn't hurt or anything I want try alternative way first.
Replied by Earth Clinic
Dear Veronika,

Please see Teresa's response to your question here. We moved her post to the colloidal silver page under the table of contents title "Multiple Cures" so that more people will be able to find her incredible feedback.

Posted by Leslie (Cape Coral, Fl) on 10/15/2013

[YEA]  HI all, I went to the emergency room for an abcessed tooth. The doctor gave me an antibiotic. I laid here in pain for 2 days and remembered Colloidal Silver. I am not kidding within minutes the pain went away and the swelling is now going down. I paid $30 in the healthfood store for a bottle of Colloidal Silver and I now plan to buy a generator to make my own.

Posted by Lorene A (Montgomery, Tx) on 09/23/2013

[YEA]  Tooth pain cure - Colloidal Silver - 500 PPM

Forget root canals, folks. I absolutely LOVE this site and use it all the time now... For the remedy for tooth pain which is usually a fungus/bacterial infection: I have used antibiotics in past for this but do not want to use them anymore. Went to Health Store and they told me that Colloidal Silver is the alternative "natural antibiotic". My pain was very high around upper gum area and unidentifiable as to which tooth, only vicinity. I put 2-3 drops from dropper (undiluted) of CS to the area and in a few hours - PAIN GONE! It was fantastic. Antibiotics took 3 days to do this. CS goes to the infection to kill it. It is safe if you don't over use CS. I also used Clove Bud oil to "numb" the pain and that worked very well. I only used CS 2 days as the pain went away so quickly... And I know it was a tooth infection. The last time I went to a dentist for this they wanted to do 2 root canals and 2 crowns to the tune of $5, 000. ~~ so root canals are one big mistake. Dentists take advantage, same as MD's. Be careful before you do any dental surgury... as it is not healthy way to go....

Posted by Lisa (Coto De Caza, Ca, Usa) on 01/02/2011

[YEA]  Had a tooth infection in the back tooth that needed a root canal. The infection was at the root of the tooth and in the jaw bone. Tried garlic, cloves, hydrogen peroxide, antibiotics, and everything else of EC. Nothing worked. Went ahead and got the root canal and it was still infected. Tried a 3 more rounds of antibiotics and it didn't work. After a year of this tooth being infected, the dentist wanted to pull the tooth.

I heard about colliodial silver so decided to try it. Used about 4 drops in just enough water ( a few drops) to be able to swish in mouth for about 5 minutes, then spit out. Did this 3 times a day for 3 weeks, then 1 time per day for 2 weeks. Within a few days the aching in my jaw stopped. When the dentist took an X-ray about 2-3 months after the treatment, he noticed the infection was gone and the bone growing back.

Posted by Ron (South St Paul, MN) on 03/12/2009

[YEA]  ...I had a filling break while eating some popcorn one night. Within 2 weeks, a cavity formed, which wasn't surprising to me. I've dealt with carries/cavities more than once. For years I've taken plant derived- colloidal minerals (60-80 different minerals). All of my cavities seemed to stop dead in their tracks, but I couldn't pin-point why, or what I was doing. I scheduled a dentist appointment and was expecting to have him do a root canal. I don't have insurance, I pay my bills and wanted to set up some kind of payment plan. The dentist wanted $500 down, and not having that kind of money, I told him "Thank you, but I'll have to figure out something else." Immediately, I went home, cracked open my medical books and started doing a little research. I learned that cavities are caused by a bacteria.I already knew that Silver was an antibiotic, but didn't know how to consume/make it (I also figured out why my cavities, in the past, have stopped while taking the liquid minerals). I did some looking on line, came across directions on how to make colloidal Silver, and for the price of 1 foot .22 gauge Silver wire, a soldering gun and 3 9 volt batteries, I now make my own. Haven't dealt with any mouth problems since!

Posted by Mary (New York, New York) on 12/26/2008

[YEA]  Four weeks ago, i was eating pop corn and some of the brown stuff that's on it, stuck in my gum. it took a while to pull it out and the gum throbbed alot. the next morning the gum was inflamed and an abscess formed. i tried gargling with salt and water and hydrogen peroxide, gargled with apple cider vinigar, tried putting neem extract on it, ate a bunch of cashews as cashews have a mild poison that works well on gum disease, tried raw garlic with salt and turmuric both eating it and putting it on the wound, which really burned and burned my inner cheek pretty bad. Most of these things just controlled the abscess. it would drain but then it would come back again and the gum was refusing to heal. this went on for about 2 weeks, finally i tried colloidal silver. i drank 4 table spoons per day, and i soaked a cotton ball in colloidal silver and placed it on the wounded gum. within hours not only did the gum drain, it started to heal. after two days of colloidal silver on cotton ball and drinking it, my gum looked clean, pink and as if nothing ever happned. bottom line, colloidal silver for abscess is a very quick remedy. though, make sure to get a good colloidal silver. some companies sell cheap stuff that's immitation, more like ionic silver. i bought a bottle of mesosilver on amazon. expensive but reputable company, which did the trick for me.still beats going to the dentist for him to rip out the tooth or do a root canal, still a lot cheaper. i am as well learning now how to make my own colloidal silver so that i can keep it on hand, should i get sick again.

hope this helps someone.

Replied by Atomicus
San Diego
There are well over 650 different viruses and bacteria that colloidal silver 3000 to 18000 PPM can address. Tooth infections are just a small part of the benefits of colloidal silver. If you do more research you can find clinical trials in other countries that prove that HIV can be addressed with colloidal silver.

Colloidal Silver, DMSO  
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Posted by Carolyn (Lubbock, Tx) on 12/09/2010

[YEA]  I had a abscessed tooth that was giving me fits. This is what worked for me. 2-3 oz. of very warm water, add 2 tablespoons of 10ppm colloidal silver and only 6 drops of DMSO. Swish this around your bad tooth. I try to keep it in my mouth about 2-3 minutes then spit it out. Keep doing this till you have used all the water mixture. Do this 2 times a day and in 2-3 days the infection and pain will be gone. It really worked for me.

Dental Abscess Remedies  

Posted by Maddtom (Colorado, Usa) on 07/28/2013

Folks, recently discovered not so painful soft "lump" on outside upper back tooth. This tooth has been bothering me for couple of months. Very painful for a couple of weeks and then no pain. I know it will need to come out very soon. Question is: how to mitigate and even eliminate this infection. I pull EVOO at least twice a day and have for more than 6 months. My overall health is excellent (65yrs). Like I said I know this tooth needs to come out and I want to eliminate this abscess before I go in (if possible)... Thanks for any info. ThomasM

Replied by Om
Hope Bc Canada
MADDTOM from Colorado: I really like posts like yours because I have a lot of experience now with good results re my teeth to pass on. I am a senior with ALL my teeth except one I lost many years ago. Even in that case I should have known better but thanks to EC I have a completely new and far more effective tooth care regimen which empowers me to know what is in my mouth and to keep business away from my health.

Recently I saw a dentist after years and the first thing was that he expectd me to accept fluoride. Then, when I told him that when I was much younger a very well respected dentist who taught a a university, sent a piece of mercury down my gullet, saying:don't swallow it! When I told this dentist about it, He mentioned that it probably "went right through. Hmm! Very casual attitude.

I have now been oil pulling for about two years. At the beginning there was a molar that felt loose and the dentist said it had to come out. Then I found: That changed everything. Oil pulling had given me a fresh breath daily, a clean and healthy tongue and probably detoxed my system without any trouble. It also fixed the loose tooth more firmly in its socket. I don't like to lose a tooth since it has such an effect on the facial features. Oil pulling had also brightened my teeth somewhat.

However, thanks to the site above, I am now trying to heal a cavity on my front tooth. My gums that had always been a problem, are looking really good and the previously exposed tooth necks are almost all right at the gum line, looking really good.

But now, to heal any cavity, I am using MMS (Jim Humble's website) and wow my teeth are getting actually white. I did not really expect that. I thought my yellow/grey teeth would never but they are really nice looking. I am working on some pockets and to eliminate possible sites of infection. I keep the MMS solution in my mouth for two minutes twice a day. If I forget it once, or I am too tired, I use Xytol in my mouth before falling asleep. Of course, I will not forget my oil pulling as it has an overall effect on the body which may vary with the individual. You will find that present practices of dental care are far from beneficial to ones health and thinking of the sums that have to be surrendered!

Anyway I am taking responsibility for my health and again thanks to EC have initiated more changes to the great improvement of my health. The sites mentioned also deal very well with abscesses and pain.

All the best! Om

Dental Treatment  

Posted by Ben (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 02/04/2012

This is an aside from those who posted about treatments for tooth ailments. I go to the local college here in Toronto for hygenic treatment as well as fillings. Because this is a college, the fees are minimal, for the fillings it was $20 per filling. However the appointments are in 3 hour blocks because the students are working on you and have to be constantly evaluated by the instructors. If you have the time, it's a great cost saver.

Dietary Changes, Multiple Remedies  
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Posted by Erin (Lafayette, In) on 04/18/2011

[YEA]  Took my 9 year old daughter to the dentist and come to find out she had a gum abcess and infection in a tooth with a cavity. Of course their first recourse was to put her on antibiotics so they could pull the tooth 1 week later. I refused the antibiotics, nicely, but I still got the dirty look and the "note" on the file. So, my daughter and I were very determined to stop the issue in it's tracks... Just to prove them wrong if nothing else. This isn't for the lazy at heart... it's 7 days of killing an infection and keeping it killed.

First of all, NO sugar. She got whole grain bread maybe once per day, but not at all if we could get away with it, other than that, no grains. Pasturized dairy was cut way back to just cheese on occassion. That means no sodas or juices, water was the drink of the week. Whole, low sugar fruits are okay (apples, berries, melon), and of course veges.

Okay, now for the fun part: once per day she did a rinse of water with baking soda and peroxide (I never really measured it, just put some water - maybe 1/4 cup?? -- in a cup with maybe 1 tsp of baking soda and 1/2 tsp of peroxide or so). Twice per day she did a rinse of a commercial tea tree mouthwash with an extra 4 drops of grapefruit seed extract added. Each rinse is done after brushing the teeth.

Once per day, the infected area was sprayed with 2 squirts of colloidial silver, 10 ppm.

Every day she took supplements of:
Vitamin C, 1000 mg
Vitamin D 10-15, 000 IU
Chelated Zinc 100 mg
Oil of Oregano 45 mg (standardized to 70% carvacrol)
Olive Leaf 310 mg with 40 mg of powdered extract standardized to 18% oleuropein
Krill Oil for Omega 3's
A Garlic supplement for Immune support, though if I could have gotten her to take whole, crushed garlic I would have been happier.
And Alpha Lipoic Acid 100 mg

Definitely believe in leaving nothing to chance.

We started this regimen on a Monday afternoon when she got home from school, and by Wednesday she was totally pain free. The cavity itself lightened in color. We kept it up for the entire week, and by the time she got to the dentist for the extraction... Well, they were surprised. Looked at her file, looked in her mouth, asked her if there was any pain (she replied no, naturally), and then the super sweet assistant actually asked me how we did that. They confirmed that she was completely infection and abcess free.

Sorry for the lengthy post, but I always like to see amounts and directions... So hopefully this can help someone else :-)

Replied by Bess
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Interesting post Erin! My husband has had his share of infected teeth. Fortunately, I have all of these ingredients on hand and made note of what you did for the next time (there always seems to be a next time! ). Cheers!
Replied by Coregon
San Diego, Ca
Actually just rinsing with colloidal silver once per hour would have erradicated the infection in the tooth (you could also swallow 1 ounce of "clean" colloidal silver after the rinses), but all of the rest that this woman used for her daughter would be great for cavity PREVENTION.

NOTE: For pain during tooth infection, frequent swishing of peroxide (then spit), helps pain and infection. Do this at least an hour from the colloidal silver.

Replied by Annie
Good job, Erin. It takes a lot of guts as a parent to go against the normal medicated route and use true healing protocols. Hats off to you for loving your daughter enough to press through and get the best results.

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Posted by Firminatus (Mansal Lacy Hereford, Hereford/UK) on 03/21/2010

[YEA]  Several years ago, I had an infection in the root canal linked to four upper front crowns. I went to the Dentist who gave me an anti-biotic, which seemed to clear it up. Two weeks later the infection returned worse than ever, so I decided to try Echinacea (purple cone flower). I made a tea with a teaspoon of the dried leaves with a pint of hot water in a small stainless steel teapot and simmered the concoction gently for about ten minutes until it had cooled enough to hold in my mouth. I held the warm liquid in my mouth, swishing it around my mouth for about ten minutes, once in the morning and again before I went to bed. On the third day the pain which had been somewhere under my nose had gone, and I had an abscess on my gum which burst later that day and quickly healed. With love as always.

Echinacea, Goldenseal  
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Posted by Georje on 04/24/2008

[YEA]  I cured an abscessed tooth by taking a half teaspoon of echinacea/ goldenseal tincture every hour for the first day of a really severe toothache and holding spilanthes tincture in my mouth to dull the pain. I discovered the herb meadow sweet to be the best pain relief for the tooth. Within minutes of drinking a mild decoction of the tea the pain would be gone for hours. It was a long weekend and no hope for going to the dentist. I was suprised the next morning that the swelling was way down so I continued taking the echinacea/ goldenseal tincture. as the abscess subsided i decreased the dose, taking it every three or four hours the second day . I continued for a week taking 3 doses a day. At the end of that time I had no abscess . It was confirmed a few weeks later by xrays at the dentist. I also drank lots of water with a 1/2 fresh lemon or lime sqeezed into to it.