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Hydrogen Peroxide   6  0   

Posted by Kim (Westport, MA) on 02/06/2007

[YEA]  I began using hydrogen peroxide and prohealth mouthwash to take away the pain of a lost filling as I have no dental insurance. I began to notice immediate results in pain, diminishing so I continued to gargle and swish on affected area several times a day for 3 days: ratio is 1:1 equal amounts. I still have the lost filling and on occasion when food enters and bacteria begins to grow, I swish the mixture and it cleans it out and I am good to go. I hope this helps. It sure did me!

Posted by Brandee (Longwood, FL) on 01/01/2007

[YEA]  Gargling with Hydrogen Peroxide cured my peritonsillar abscess. I would not have believed it if I read it on this site. But, I was facing a very painful procedure to drain a peritonsillar abscess and read on a different site that gargling with hydrogen peroxide sometimes helps. I did two gargles about 2 minutes apart. Less than 10 minutes later I coughed up (I know, GROSS) a whole bunch of blood and puss. Instantly my throat felt better.

Posted by Nancy (Houston, TX) on 10/31/2006

[YEA]  I had been to this site a week or so ago and remembered I had read Hydrogen peroxide was good for a mouth rinse. So when my tooth became sore and swollen I threw one capful of 3% in my mouth and also threw in a capful of water, swished it around the sore tooth and let it do its thing for a couple minutes, 2 times a day and the second day the swelling was gone and the tooth was much better! Today I don't have any pain! I thought of all the people who wont do this and who would spend hundreds of dollars at a Dentist's office instead. *SMILE*

Replied by Kt
Usa
11/30/2014
Nancy, Thank you so much for this post! I had successfully used the garlic clove and/or tea bag for a tooth abscess. After painfully flossing and trying those remedies again when I could feel another flare up, I started having pain so bad my entire jaw felt bruised. I searched this site for what else I might be able to do. I had also taken some old antibiotics and Advil.

I mixed a cap full of peroxide with a cap full of water and swished for two minutes, holding my head to one side so the mixture could "bathe" the tooth. I felt something floating around in the solution and noticed a tiny piece of tea leaf that must have gotten caught under a crown next to the tooth I suspected. I felt some relief so I did it two more times and found small "slivers" of garlic.

As I type this my pain is finally gone and I wanted you to know I am so grateful for your post.

PS: I may have spoken too soon...the jaw pain is gone but I am still having some discomfort from the abscess.

Replied by Elaine
Minnesota, US
11/30/2014
Another consideration for teeth / jaw issues is NECK! I learned this the wrong way after having a neck injury followed by much dental work 'seeking the cause'. Circulation and issues with the neck can affect jaws, also sinus, headaches and ears. Dentists and even chiropractors may not associate these issues, but I've learned from experience.

The first years, the dentist tried to find the cause by pulling a few teeth, doing root canals, etc. (wish I'd known then what I know now). The dental chair itself pressured the neck injury and compounded it. Then I 'kinked my neck' hanging a curtain, which resulted in rapid sinus swelling; I went to my chiropractor, and within hours the swelling was down. (Aha! I was learning 'everything in the head flows through the neck'! )

I just did it again - stressed my neck, ignored it and now have same-side lower jaw swollen for three days. I forgot the second issue - CIRCULATION. The best way I've found to improve this is to minimize solid food and do an infection-fighting, circulation-upping tea / liquid fast. Ginger, nettle, raspberry, turmeric, cranberry and similar (google Fire Cider) beverages.

I've learned these are not separate areas from teeth and jaw, they are part of 'the whole head'. If you're constantly suffering, please consider these:

CHIROPRACTIC / NECK - CIRCULATION

Hope that helps someone so they don't go through brutal dental work unnecessarily.

Replied by Kt
Usa
12/27/2014
Thanks Elaine, I just found your post because I didn't select "watch" here. I have had multiple head/neck injuries over the years from horses, automobile accidents, missteps on stairways or curbs in addition to ramming my head into the steel door frame of vehicles on three separate occasions. I am short and a final incident resulted in neck, to the middle of my back pain and severe nausea. An MRI revealed one of the vertebra in my neck is pressing on my spinal cord.

Years ago I had gone to a chiropractor just for sciatica but left the office in more neck pain and severe headache. I later found out the sciatica was caused by what I had been eating. Hidden sources of MSG compounded by GMO's are contributing to more ailments than is recognized and, with all due respect, physicians are being misdirected. It's frightening for me to think of what that "doctor" could have caused if I had continued to see him. He also made a fraudulent claim to Medicare.

The x-ray on two teeth revealed abscesses. After using the garlic cloves, an x-ray confirmed one abscess was no longer visible and the other was actually reduced in size.

I also use turmeric and ginger on everything in addition to making tea with either/or. They are great for treating any inflammation anywhere!!

Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda   1  0   

Posted by Lynn (Vero, Florida) on 03/10/2012

[YEA]  I suffer from horrible absesses. Pain almost as bad as giving birth. I had a molar pulled 2 years ago due to one that I had left untreated.

I also gave up on comercial toothpaste. I started using ONLY baking soda to brush all my teeth. I was advised by my last periodontist to brush UP and DOWN, not side to side. Side to side brushing causes gum irritation and eventually will cause receeding. Mine have. Start at the gums and brush down ( for your bottom teeth you'll actually be brushing UP :)

I will actually wet my brush with HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, then dip into the BSoda. Now I will begin the brushing. I do this several times a day, even in the car while driving.

In conjuntction, I use those little plastic flossers found at the dollar store, as much as possible thru-out the day, in the car, at work, in front of the computer, on the phone, etc. You can HP rinse any time of the day as well. A quick swish and your done.

I have not had an absess (infection) in over 10 years since the first one. Once you get an absess, or even something as common as a toothache, your tooth may be damaged and should NEVER be ignored. Getting rid of the pain is a temporary fix. The problem is still there, and by ignoring it, you are putting yourself at risk of serious infections going in the bloodstream, and/or brain. I read of a man who died from a tooth absess finding its way into the brain. After I heard that, I stopped ignoring all tooth pain.

The general health of your entire body is connected to oral hygiene.

Bypass the Colgate. Try the BS/HP brush and wash instead... You won't regret it, you'll save alot of money, your teeth will be whiter and your overall health will be better. TRUST ME, an experienced absessor!

Hydrogen Peroxide, Glue   1  0   

Posted by Jack (Toledo, Ohio) on 11/18/2009

[YEA]  Just like thousands of other's I had 3 fillings fallout which I attribute to drinking "Mountain Dew" which at the time I had no idea it cause's teeth to lose emanel and even split or break off.!

and now just like others I have no insurance to pay the exorbitant fee's of dentist's and I knew,and felt the pain and abcess had to go ! "But how"??

Well, for the past 3 months I've had "no pain" and I filled the lost fillings with "no pain"! For the fast relief of the pain and to stop the abcess that I had I took the cotton off of a cotton swab and soaked it in 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, and put it in the cavity where the pain and abcess was,until all the pain was gone,which wasn't very long !After that,every time I shave or use bathroom I swish a small amount of HP around in my mouth(this kill's all the germs and bacteria in your mouth) "BUT WHAT ABOUT THE LOST FILLING'S?"

I tried some "DEN TEMP" and all it did is fall out after the first meal I had! But I got a small bottle of
gorilla glue AND put about 6-8 drops on a plastic surface, let it set until it started to harden and took a tooth pick and put some of it on the end of the tooth pick, then applied it into the cavities until each was filled,(I also found the cavity doesn't need to be dry!)it sticks just fine and I eat with the GG in and I still swish the Hydrogen Peroxide and My abcess has stopped and "I'm in "NO PAIN AT ALL"!

I fully realize I'll need treatment at some future point when I can afford it. "BUT FOR NOW I'M HOLDING MY OWN!"

Replied by Hollygolightly
Tigard, Oregon
03/29/2012
I am so glad to hear I ain't the only one trying to hold them own on the dental front! Resourceful guy - thanks for your advice. Made me feel better, too :)

Jaw Bone Infection Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Spring (Anywhere ) on 02/25/2014

Hello everybody, I am looking for a jawbone infection remedy, the dentist recommended to pull everything out, any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Replied by Debbie
Lodi, Ca
02/25/2014
Hi there, just curious if you are taking Fosamax or the generic drug for prevention of osteroporosis? A side effect of the drug is a condition called osteonecrosis of the jaw also known as jaw death. Both my mother and mother in law recently had teeth pulled due to this drug. Last spring my mothers femur broke due to this pill that was supposed to make her bones stronger! Needless to say neither women are taking this dangerous drug any longer.

Good luck to you! Sincerely, Debbie

Replied by Prioris
Fl
02/25/2014
One possible option is ozone therapy ... "Infusion of medical oxygen/ozone into infected jaw bone (cavitation)." Finding a dentist and traveling to where they may present some obstacles. I would also investigate using dmso with something else like h202 to kill infection.

The state of dentistry on this planet is horrible. Saving teeth just isn't on the agenda. When you go to a dentist, they can put you between the hard ground and a rock.

Replied by Timh
Ky, Usa
02/26/2014
It is wise to keep all body parts as much as possible. Swishing Colloidal Silver in the mouth will proly be your best first try for this infection. If this doesn't work, try swishing MMS (Miracle Mineral solution) as directed. Check Genesis II Church Of Health & Healing dot com for specifics.
Replied by Faith
Sd, US
05/02/2014
I had a root canal gone bad. I was aware of how dangerous root canals are , so I had it extracted and the dentist put a bone graft right over an hidden brewing infection that was in my jaw bone. For a couple years I suffered the following symptoms : brain fog , light and movement sensitivty, tremors, shortness of breath, wheezing , weight loss, nausea, heart palpatations, memory loss, aching joints, chronic sore throat dizziness, brain swelling burning and dry eyes, blurred vision, hives, dry heaves , rash and general weakness. Very fortuanate to have loving supportive family. I had a million tests, and saw 4 holistic dentist they did not possess the knowledge to help me . I also had ultrasound, MRI and x-ray of my jaw and the infection did NOT show up . Finally I found an expert cavitation specialist who was an expert . Who went in and simply made incisions into all the extraction dental sites, all the sites were cleaned scaped, sterlized by laser. I had a serious necrosis jaw infection the bone was mushy, Cavitation dental surgery is way easier than an extraction it seemed pretty straighforward, simple easy procedure took two pain killer for two days and I was fine. Bone infection is just the first level have it addressed now , it can turn into gangrene which is the next level and then amputation. You see the seriousness of what you're dealing with, it is an medical emergency you must have surgery there is no other way to get into the jaw bone it is a closed blood system. I wasted my time with ozone injections, and poultices that did NOT addess the serious jaw bone infection. The sooner you have it addressed the sooner you get feel better.
Replied by Teresa
Tampa, Florida
10/02/2014
What dentist did you finally go to? I had 2 roots canals removed by my biological/holistic dentist, and now am having a great deal of pain in my jawbone, neck and throat, ears, and now affecting my vision (which an opthalmologist says is 20/20 - inflammation is coming from behind the eyes). My dentist took an xray that didn't show infection, and keeps trying to send me to a naturopath for IV DMSO. Unfortunately DMSO is sulfur, and I cannot tolerate sulfur, not even sulfur foods. I don't detoxify well (50-70% impairment) due to genetic mutations, so I have to be very careful what I use or ingest. I was also recently diagnosed w breast cancer, which corelates back to those root canal teeth (thyroid & breast meridians), and also have multiple nodules on my thyroid and salivary glands. I am now on a raw food diet (sprouts & veggies, veggie juices, and some fruits). I've been a painful swollen mess for several months and don't know what to do to get rid of this infection.
Replied by Timh
KY
10/03/2014
Teresa: To help your body detox sulfur supplement Molybdenum. For the infection swish Povidone Iodine or Colloidal silver w/ added Hydrogen Peroxide drops, and do Coconut Oil pulling. For further improvement w/ the infection a Don Croft Mini Zapper will help a bunch.

As you are entering a toxic crisis I would also recommend a whole body hot bath w/ 1/4 cup Epsom Salts & 1/4 cup Borax (you will first need to take the MolyB for about 10 days because the Epsom Salts contains lots of sulfur) at least once per week. For the Cancer, reduce sodium and increase Potassium, Lipospheric Vit-C twice daily; Oil of Oregano softgels prior to retiring.

Replied by Prioris
Fl, US
10/03/2014
There is a pdf file Report #11 -> Sulfoxidation.pdf that talks about sulfite sensitivity. There may be some things you can do for it.

http://www.toxipedia.org/display/toxipedia/Mark+J++Donohue

Replied by Meeya
Sunnyvale, Ca
10/04/2014
Oil of oregano and olive leaf extract come to mind. Both are excellent at knocking out infections and purifying the blood.
Replied by Dianna
Cape Cod, Ma
01/09/2015
Faith in SD, I am needing to communicate with you. I am in need of cavitation surgery. Where did you have the surgery? Thank YOU! Dianna487 at comcast dot net
Replied by Laurie
Los Angeles, CA
03/24/2015
Faith in SD and Dianna in Cape Cod - I am experiencing many of the problems described in Faith's post and so is my significant other. We are both quite sure that our problems originate in dental issues and cavitations which we have yet to find anyone to adequately and hopefully affordably treat. Any information re your helpful oral surgeon would be much appreciated. So glad that you have experienced healing results from your perseverence to locate an effective treatment.
Replied by Anon
Anon
03/25/2015
Someone else posted this on earth clinic and it will take your fear and drown it out with testimonies of healed people.

http://www.charcoalremedies.com/paypa

Jaw/dental issues can be overcome without a dentist just as brain issues can be overcome without a brain surgeon.

Jaw Cavitation Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Britee (New Jersey) on 12/28/2013

Hello, Anyone have Cavitation surgery and know of less invasive ways to get rid of a cavitation. Really nervous to do this but have TMJ and the biological dentist found a cavitation and seems so invasive and makes me sooo anxious. I don't know if I can do it. Any alternative treatments?

Replied by Oldriska
Prague, Cz
12/29/2013
Hi Britee, sorry I can't help answering your question because I haven't had that surgery myself (although I do have TMJ and a nerve damage in my face). I suggest you look up "Cavitation Surgery Forum" on Curezone, there's a lenghty tread about this treatment there and you are likely to find personal experience of people who'd been through this. Hope this helps. Oldriska
Replied by Britee
New Jersey
12/29/2013
Thank you so much. I have been on that and every site trying to find some alternatives or help but it looks like it is what it is.... I think the only way is to go in and clear the infection.. ugh.. thanks for the response.

Magnesium   2  0   

Posted by Wongas (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) on 06/17/2012

[YEA]  For Gum Disease = 1x Multivitamin each day

Tooth Abscess = 1/2 tsp crushed Magnesium Chloride in a Glass of Water 2-3 times a day

With both of these remedies you will notice results within a few hours. Pain, tenderness and swelling will gradually reduce until it is complete gone in a 2-3 days. If you have some Magnesium Chloride just before bed, you should notice your abscess has greatly improved by the morning (instead of worse as usually happens). But as the day progresses you will notice it start to become tender again. I believe the reason this happens is because your magnesium levels are still very low and you need to take some more in the morning, and again at lunch time if you feel it necessary, to get your levels up to a satisfactory level.

I am convinced by my own experimentation that both of these conditions are the result of a nutritional deficiency. One being Magnesium deficiency and the other being a deficiency of some or several nutrients in a Multivitamin. I'm yet to nail down exactly which nutrient/s cause gum disease but I know that it's not Vitamin C (well not solely) because I have tried High dose Vitamin C and it didn't work.

My gum disease was confirmed by an xray when I went to the dentist with a suspected tooth abscess. The infection was between the roots in the gum and had not yet reached the tooth. When I asked my dentist how one gets gum disease he said that it can occur when you are run down and your immunity is low; maybe after a hard weekend (wink, wink). As soon as he said low immunity a light bulb when off in my head, 'DEFICIENCY!!! ' My dentist prescribed antibiotics, but I went home and started taking a multivitamin each day. And sure enough it got better! Due to being inconsitent with most things in life, my gum disease has often returned in the past year and I have successfully treated it each time with a Multivitamin a day.

My tooth abscess on the opposite side of my mouth, was not confirmed by xray but the reason I am certain it was an abscess is because the Multivitamin didn't work at all and the tooth had partially broken away. After much research and experimentation I healed the abscess and gum with Magnesium Chloride. I am now seeking to try and remineralize my broken tooth (something I've heard many rumours about) by taking the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K as per Weston A. Prices claims. At the moment I'm taking Cod Liver Oil for A & D, a separate vitamin E capsule and still need to find a good source of Vitamin K. I'll keep you posted on how that goes.

Posted by Nadine (North Bergen, NJ) on 01/01/2008

[YEA]  Hi, I've recently begun taking Magnesium Citrate in powder form on a near daily basis along with blackstrap molasses. I'd had a very painful toothache for several weeks (in addition to or resulting in an earache..) and without dental insurance I really can't afford a dentist. After about 3-4 days of taking a teaspoon of magnesium the pain was completely gone! I also no longer have any sensitivity from sweet or very hot/cold foods and beverages. I've made this remedy part of my daily routine and hope to discover more health benefits of this great mineral.

This brings me to something I hoped perhaps Ted or another reader may shed some light on; I came across something called Transdermal Magnesium Therapy which allows the body to absorb magnesium through the skin, and it's supposedly superior to oral supplementation. Several articles mention that magnesium chloride is the preferred form, although they don't describe the application method. They only refer to Magnesium Oil which is a little pricey. Is there a homemade version of this therapy? I appreciate your help, thanks in advance!

Replied by Nevadasmith
Smithfield Township, Pa
05/24/2011
You can make your own magnesium oil by buying magnesium chloride ice melt. Make sure it is not a blend that simply contain magnesium chloride. A small amount of other salts is OK like 1% to 3% sodium chloride or calcium chloride or potasium chloride.

Mix equal parts of the magnesium chloride with hot water and let it dissolve and you have magnesium oil. Or simply add 2 tablespoons of magnesium chloride to a foot bath or up to one cup to the bathtub and soak in it for 20 minutes to a half an hour.

My wife and I do this and we also take magnesium citrate powder adding one scoop to a pint of water and drinking half of it in the morning and the other half later in the day. It can take up to 6 weeks to correct a magnesium deficiency. For some people this works to eliminate high blood pressure, backaches, muscle cramps, etc. After correcting your magnesium deficiency you may want to add calcium to your supplements with the magnesium to maintain the proper balance or simply eat magnesium rich foods. One of the richest food sources is rice bran.

I strongly recommend reading the book, The Magnesium Miracle, by Carolyn Dean, MD.

Multiple Remedies   4  2   

Posted by Lindy (Atascadero, California) on 10/16/2014

[NAY]  I don't know what to do about my mouth issues. I have a cavity in my molar and the corner of my tooth broke off, exposing the gum below it. I started oil pulling. It was okay for a few days and then my mouth around that area started to ache. I put clove oil on it and it helped the pain almost immediately. Then my gums around the tooth started swelling and I now have a few pockets of puss. I've tried garlic, tea tree oil, clove oil, oil pulling, bentonite clay, hydrogen peroxide and it doesn't seem to be healing. I don't know how serious this is. I also don't know if it takes time to get rid of the infection or if I'm not being aggressive enough. I really don't feel like chewing another clove of garlic, it burns!

Replied by Christine
New Haven, Ct
10/16/2014
Dear Lindy,

Sorry you are going through this and that the remedies aren't helping. You may already know this, but tooth infections/abscesses can be very dangerous. If things aren't improving, you really DO need to see a dentist as soon as possible. If you start to see a red line on your face or neck, please go to the ER immediately. It means your infection has started to travel and can turn deadly if it reaches your heart or brain.

I found this online:

If treated, the outlook is good. The pus can usually be drained and the tooth can be saved if it is not badly broken down. If left untreated, the abscess may burst on to the skin of the face, or into the mouth. This may leave a channel (a sinus tract) between a persistent focus of infection and the skin or mouth, which can discharge pus from time to time. Other complications are uncommon. However, they can be serious, even fatal in rare situations. They include:

  • Osteomyelitis - an infection of the nearby bone.

  • Sinusitis - spread of infection to the nearby sinus in the face bone.

  • A dental fluid-filled cavity (cyst) which may develop.

  • Cavernous sinus thrombosis - this is an infection and clotting of a blood vessel in the brain. It is very serious.

  • A serious, potentially life-threatening infection of the floor of the mouth. This could spread to the face, brain or neck (symptoms of serious infection are listed below).

So, the take home message is - if you have a dental abscess then you should get it treated. This is not only to relieve pain, but to prevent possible serious complications. Symptoms that may indicate that a complication is developing, and where you should seek medical help urgently, are:

  • If you feel very unwell with a high temperature.

  • Having difficulty opening your mouth, swallowing or breathing.

  • Having swelling of the floor of your mouth, face or jaw.

  • Being in severe pain despite taking painkillers at maximum dose.

  • Having a spreading infection of your face.

From: http://www.patient.co.uk/health/dental-abscess

Keep us in the loop with your progress!

Replied by Prioris
Fl, US
10/16/2014
I always tell people to keep antibiotic like amoxicillin on hand in case of tooth infections. It gives you time to think and figure out what you want to do. It stops the pain and keeps the infection in check. Going to the dentist in pain gives the dentist the power.

Sometimes the antibiotic itself will take care of the infection. I have seen that in a few people. You can get it from calvet dot com. Use a probiotic 3 hours after for precaution. I keep antibiotics on hand for emergencies if one arises.

I have had dental problems happen 3 times friday afternoon which is the worst time.

I had an infection above my tooth that I handled with h202 and dmso (don't allow it to come into contact with inside cheek. Use it inside gum).

I tried to fight an infection deep under the tooth towards back in many ways but was unsuccessful.

Posted by Maureen (Connecticut, US) on 03/29/2014

[YEA]  I came on here recently in search of a way to naturally treat my tooth abscess and I am happy to say it worked!

I have a terrifying fear of the dentist, based on a history of tooth problems that started when I was a toddler. I was literally dragged into the dental chair by the assistant, slapped across the face by the dentist, then filled with silver fillings where I didn't need them. It went downhill from there over the years, so I try to avoid them, their massive expense, their fluoride and other poisons.

The abscess appeared in the back of my mouth, where I have a broken molar....thank-you sadistic silver filling dentist. The pain was excruciating!

This is the list of what I did for a week and so far, so good:

warm salt water rinses, wet tea bag over abscess, clove and/or peppermint oil on a cotton ball, brushing gently with baking soda (I don't use commercial toothpaste anyway), coconut oil pulling and a concoction I found somewhere on the net that I tweaked a bit....

the contents of 3 capsules of activated charcoal, 1 capsule of echinacea, a couple of dashes of cayenne pepper, a few drops each of peppermint & clove oils and some coconut oil.....mix it into a paste of sorts. I didn't measure, but eye-balled it until the consistency seemed right. You may want to use gloves because this is messy stuff. I placed it onto the abscess a couple of times per day. Coconut oil turns into liquid when it is warm, so I put a cotton ball in there to help keep it all in place.

Using a mix of these remedies...and a bit of ibuprofen...the swelling went down and the pain disappeared. I am still rinsing with warm salt water, oil pulling and placing a cotton ball with clove/peppermint oil on it once a day to make sure the infection is well and truly gone.

My abscess didn't exactly pop in the manner that many on here have described, but I did get some puss and blood at times as the swelling went down. It was a slower process, rather than the dramatic dam bursting I was expecting, but it worked. There is no pain, swelling or even much sensitivity there now.

I wish everyone luck in their quest to alleviate this pain as naturally as possible.

Love & Light :-)

Posted by Gokhals (San Francisco, Ca, Usa) on 02/28/2013

[YEA]  Had toothache of terrible intensity a couple of weeks ago. I bit hard on some food at our local farmer's market. My third molar, which has been sensitive for several years due to harsh scratching of the enamel near my gumline by an overzealous (and possibly blind) dentist, just got twisted in a funny way, and a bolt of pain shot through my top and lower jaw.

I ignored it, thinking it would go away. Two days later, it had built up into a throbbing flame on the left side of my face. After one bad experience with a dentist, I did not want to risk it again. Also, I did not want to eat antibiotics, expose myself to xrays, do toxic fillings or root canals.

So I tried the whole combination of remedies listed at earthclinic, starting with raw garlic. Oy! The Allicin bowled me over with its own heat, but the throbbing went away soon as I chomped on the garlic. I reeked of garlic at work, but the effect on the pain was amazing. When I was not chewing garlic, I had cloves clutched between my teeth. Three times a day, I swished concentrated salt water around my mouth, drank my morning tea with a teaspoon of turmeric and raw cream; drank warm milk at night with another large spoonful of turmeric, ate two table spoons of cold pressed flax seed oil daily after I swished it around my hurting tooth. From time to time, I also did some Ayurvedic style oil pulling with either coconut oil or flaxseed oil (the flax seed oil seems to work better). I commenced eating 1. 5 tsp of fermented cod liver oil twice daily. In addition, I was gently brushing my teeth with baking soda and/or coconut oil, drinking nourishing broths, resting the inflamed, side (from chewing), sleeping a good 8-9 hours nightly and sitting out in the warm sun when I could.

By the end of day 7 my pain was gone, the infection was gone. I will continue turmeric in warm raw milk for a week. I will continue to give my tooth 'chewing rest' for another week. My face is not hurting, my gums feel better, and my complexion has become remarkably smooth.

I will now make an active attempt to remineralize my scraped enamel and take better care of my gums.

I wanted to thank you all for generously donating your cures here at Earthclinic. Dr. Hal Huggins by the way is a remarkable doctor. I recommend all his books, podcasts and articles.

Replied by Gokhals
San Francisco, Ca, Usa
07/09/2013
Update to the tooth saga. It turned out that it was the molar next to the one with the eroded gumline had cracked, and had become infected. From a small fracture it had developed into a full scale crack right down the center of my right second molar after I wrote the above post. Over the last several months, I checked out the pros and cons of all my options - clamps, crowns, root canals, pulling out one half of the tooth and attaching a fake one to the larger half etc. I finally decided to do nothing.

The reason was this: I came to the conclusion that I would rather live with a cracked tooth than chemicals and foreign metal implants in my mouth; that given the choice between autoimmune and other degenerative disease vs. missing out on 1/32th of my dental capacity, I was better off choosing the latter. Both halves of my molar are now doing well. The larger half is firmly rooted, while the smaller half is rooted but moves around like a door on a hinge when I bite down. I have learned to bite gently on the right side of my mouth. Giving my tooth time to heal and strengthen has been an experience that has taught me much - about myself, about slow and steady healing, about all the health issues that stem from dental treatments, about the dental profession, about the medical and dental scams that abound, about the institutional imperative and about accepting the fact that teeth sometimes break, but its not the end of the world, and that panic leads to overtreatment, which leads to side effects that frequently are far worse than the disease the treatment was trying to cure.

Posted by Zach (Anon, Indiana) on 11/14/2012

[YEA]  This along w/ Baking Soda and Salt helped. Here is what happened

Tuesday-Friday - Sinus infection, near the end of it on Friday, an abscess tooth popped up, pain started Friday night. Took 2 x 200mg Ibuprofen for pain before bed.

Saturday - Intense pain, gums above tooth hurt to the touch. Minor inflammation, took 2 x 200mg Iburprofen, once at noon, another at 10p. M. Swelling increased before bed.

Sunday - Abscess bubble formed above tooth, intense pain, 2 x 200mg Ibuprofen for pain, once at noon, once before bed. Inflamation increased, spread to side of mouth, under nose and slightly under eye.

Monday - Intense pain again, 2 x 200mg Ibuprofen twice at same times for pain. I read about the garlic treatment and attempted to do it. Held 1/4" piece between gum and cheek. 5 minutes of intense pain, then subsided, held for 30 minutes in total. Felt no more pain in tooth. Abscess bubble increased, and multiple ones formed. Inflammation increased in same areas.

Tuesday - No Ibuprofen today. Did the garlic again for 30 minutes on my drive to work. Again, no pain in my tooth, but pain at bubbles and felt like inflammation was getting worse. Entire left fact hurt to the touch. Attempted to pop bubbles w/ a needle but nothing came out, became scared and almost went to emergency room for penicilin. Heard about a solution to pop abscess. It was taking a cotton ball, putting equal parts of Baking Soda & Sea Salt on bubbles (not on teeth though). First application at 7 p. m. for 20 minutes. Gums had turned white, and pain had increased in area. 2nd application of same at 8 until 10:30. Gums so swollen, it hurt to shove the cotton ball inbetween my cheek and gum. Woke up at 3:30 in the morning, 3 abscess bubbles had all popped, and started draining into my mouth (gross). Instantly rinsed mouth out w/ Sea Salt and Hot Water. Drained bubbles best I could for 10 minutes. Went to sleep.

Wednesday. Woke up at 7. Both abscess bubbles were completely gone (not to mention a bitter taste of poison in my mouth) Rinsed again w/ salt water. Inflammation almost gone (from my left side being so swollen, I could see it from my eye) These two things did wonders for everything and I highly recommend it.

Not saying some should not seek medical attention (I was close to going to the emergency room) But spending $600 to be told what is wrong, as oppose to $20 to solve everything (naturally I might add, minus the Ibuprofen). This is a good solution. Please spread this to anybody suffering from an abscess tooth.

Posted by Catcobra (Portland, Or, Usa) on 04/20/2012

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Last night, I couldn't sleep due to an adverse reaction to a root canal I had already been to the dentist 4 times for the same tooth. There was an infection in the root. When he opened up my tooth to perform the root canal the infection spread up through my gums into my cheek right near my eye. The pain was unbearable and the swelling continued to get worse and worse. I could press on my sinuses and feel it in my teeth.

The dentist prescribed me Clindamycin and Methylprednisone (Medrol). I also came down with a UTI (which makes me think that my body is obviously not balanced creating a breeding ground for bacteria). For that I'm taking Ciproflaxcin.

Last night, I used my knowledge of spices and vegetables that had antiseptic qualities and made an extremely concentrated soup of turmeric, curry, freshly cut garlic, onions, potatoes, carrots, and celery. I slow cooked with a lid on to make sure the vegetables soaked up the cartenoids and other benefits from the soup. I would then add more turmeric before eating.

I then rinsed my mouth out with a turmeric/sea salt room temperature mix. Swishing it through my teeth until the concoction became cold.

Following this I opened an activated Charcoal capsule added a tiny bit of water to some gauze and placed it in between my cheek and my teeth. I held that there for about a half and hour.

I then rinsed once more with the turmeric solution to dispell the excess charcoal.

Following this I cut a clove of garlic, slowly biting into it so that the antiseptic qualities from the juice would sanitize the wound around me teeth. I did this for about a half an hour to an hour holding the tiny pieces against my gums. Yes, it burns but the burning creates an almost soothing effect after a period of time.

After the garlic, I then rinsed my mouth out with water and then decided to try oil pulling with coconut oil. I heated up the coconut oil so that it would melt and added a few drops of oil of oregano and swished it through my teeth for a few minutes at first. The texture was horrible but I could tell a difference. I tried it a second time for longer.

This morning I woke up, hoping it would be completely gone. The pain has considerably lessened. There is still some swelling but not close to how it was yesterday. I also took minerals, oils, greens, and probiotics. I will try and update this as time progresses but I can see that I've already been through the worst of it.

Posted by Lee (Winnipeg, Manitoba) on 03/08/2012

[NAY]  I have yet another abscess (always on my face) so I thought I'd try some of the natural cures on this website. At first I tried the turmeric with warm water 3 times a day... Then I tried the tomato paste directly on the abscess, bandaged up over-night... Then I tried the bottle suction thing to draw out the infection. Unfortunately none of these worked. So before my face exploded, I headed back to the doctor for yet another dose of antibiotics. Until someone has experienced regular abscesses (especially on the face where everyone can gawk), it's hard to understand the mental and emotional toll it takes on a person. Here's hoping I find a cure one of these days!


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