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Garlic for Tooth Abscess, Infected Gums and Teeth

Last Modified on May 02, 2016


Garlic for Tooth Infection
A tooth abscess or infected tooth is often one of the most painful experiences an individual is forced to endure. While most conventional treatment options include invasive remedies and even surgery, natural remedies are typically just as effective, if not more so, without the added discomfort of such treatments. Garlic is one of the most effective treatments for an abscessed tooth and can be done in the comfort of your own home. Over 70 of our readers have reported a cure using garlic to treat their infected gums and teeth.

Abscessed Tooth Treatment Options

While traditional medicine offers treatments for an abscessed tooth, these options are often only minimally effective unless you go the extreme route. Often dentists or oral surgeons suggest over-the-counter pain medications to relieve the pain without actually treating the underlying infection. And, when a treatment is prescribed for the infection, it often involves surgical treatment or at the very least a root canal.

It is important to note that a tooth infection can become deadly if it spreads to other parts of your body, like your heart or brain. An abscessed tooth MUST be taken care of as soon as possible. Please visit your local dentist or emergency dental clinic if your dental infection is worsening.

Garlic - Most Popular Remedy for Tooth Abscess

Natural remedies, however, can function to relieve pain as well as eliminate infection. This dual-faceted treatment aims at preserving the tooth while still treating the condition. Garlic is especially effective for treating the condition as it functions as both an anti-inflammatory agent as well as a natural antibiotic.

How garlic works:

Garlic is considered a member of the allium family. These vegetables contain a unique combination of flavonoids as well as sulfur-containing nutrients, which make them effective natural health remedies. These unique compounds function in several different ways to treat a tooth abscess. Initially, garlic reduces inflammation, which also helps reduce pain in the tooth. The treatment also helps eliminate infection, so it works to naturally correct the condition.

How to use a garlic:

To use garlic as a treatment, select a fresh garlic clove. Peel the garlic and rinse it with warm water. Then, place the clove in your mouth and crush it with your teeth. As you begin crushing the garlic, you should experience a natural numbing sensation. Continue chewing the garlic until the pain has subsided. Spit out the clove and rinse your mouth with warm water. Consider sipping on water with a few drops of peppermint or clove essential oil in it to freshen your breath.

As uncomfortable as an abscessed tooth is, the condition calls for an immediate remedy. Garlic is a safe, easy-to-use option that helps treat the condition at its core.

Continue reading below for reviews from Earth Clinic readers who have used garlic successfully to treat a tooth infection, infected gums and painful toothaches. Tried this remedy? Let us know what you think!




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84 YEA | 1 NAY | 2 BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS | 1 BETTER BUT NOT CURED | 1 WARNING! | 1 SIDE EFFECT |

Posted by Paul (Cortlandt Manor, Ny) on 03/22/2016

[YEA]  Like many on this board, I came to it after searching for options on 'curing' an abcess rather than having a molar extracted. I have a fear of dentists even at 60, ever since having six teeth extracted when I was about 13, after believing I was in for a filling!

Yesterday, I awoke at 2am with a painful, throbbing gum and excruciating pain whenever anything touched the lower left, filled, molar. I'd also had a headache the previous couple of days which Paracetamol quelled only a little. I was dreading the thought of what was to come, so I tried the Garlic method. I must have gone overboard on the garlic-mash because the burn of raw garlic at one point was worse that the tooth pain! I persevered and, crying tears and dribbling nose, I paced up & down to try to get relief but that garlic stayed on my gums for 30mins before I chewd it up and swallowed the lot. That was about 9am. By 10.30, the burning sensation had abated a little but I noticed less tooth pain and extensive blisters inside my cheek & left side of my tongue, but no throbbing gumline.

I repeated this process again about midday but didn't leave the mash on so long this time but the burn was still evident. Finally, I placed another couple of slivers this time, either side the tooth at bedtime, 10pm and went to sleep. As I write now at 7.45am, I have no gum pain and only a little tooth sensitivity ... and the cheek & tongue blisters ... but none of the intense pain of the previous night AND no headache. I'll continue with the garlic periodically but the method certainly avoided me paying a $6,000 quoted extraction fee (I'm uninsured)!

Thanks to Earth Clinic and all contributors who wrote previously and encouraged me to try the remedy.


Posted by Phyllis (San Francisco, Ca) on 02/08/2016

[WARNING!]  Hi EC loyalists and followers,

I wanted to raise a red flag of caution to all of you who are prepping and using Garlic for tooth problems. I have relied on Earth Clinic for many health insights and cures. I have been super pleased with my results from so many of you who have taken time to share your cures and offer helpful suggestions. I used garlic just yesterday to address a tiny abscess that I noticed on my gum. I applied several pieces of "raw" garlic to the area (by pressing the garlic against the infected side of my jaw). I left each piece on for approx. 5 minutes and then alternated with a warm sea water rinse and a diluted solution of Hydrogen Peroxide. The boil immediately disappeared after 2 or 3 hours but what happened next sent me to the ER this morning and my condition is still a difficult one.

The garlic blew up the inside of my jaw and the lining looks like a road map to hell. In addition, the swelling advanced to my lip where I now have deep redness, a very unattractive swollen lip and blistering that is 4 times the normal size. I had no idea that garlic could cause such serious damage, certainly not real burns! A little innocent home remedy has led me to an ER visit and a very unsightly 2nd degree burn. I am just reaching out to advise one and all NOT to use garlic in its raw state directly on the inside of your mouth!!

The ER physician mentioned that my burn is equivalent to a chemical burn and she was appalled to know that garlic was the culprit. I am not taking any antibiotics or topical meds for it. I'm just icing it every few hours, praying and applying a little Vaseline and aloe gel on it. Needless to say, whenever I use garlic again, it will be in capsule form. Please take precautionary measures when applying it directly to sensitive gum tissue, I don't want anyone to have to endure what I'm going through right now! I am beside myself and if anyone out there can offer me a suggestion or a proven remedy for how to heal this horrible burn (other than aloe and honey, which has not helped me in the least), I would be sincerely grateful and forever in your debt! Thank you.

Also, I wanted to ask if EC worked with any other "healers" like Ted or would know of a resource bank where I could get help from a respected healer to help guide me around healing this very serious burn?

Thank you and continue the incredible work that you do for humanity.

I look forward to your response.

Phyllis F.

San Francisco, CA

Replied by Jim
Frostburg
02/09/2016
Phyllis, thanks for your warning.

In my own experience, one thin slice of raw garlic was enough to do the job, and how. I cringed when you wrote "several" ;-)

Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Tennessee
02/09/2016
Dear Phyllis,

I am sorry about this dreadful burn! Here are some things I would try -

Internally - turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon 2-3 times a day for inflammation, pain and faster healing. Borage Oil at least 1000 twice a day to help heal more quickly.

Externally - I would not use vaseline. If you have not tried Manuka Honey, I would try it. If you can get some lanolin, it is in natural burn salves and we have found it very helpful. Manuka Honey mixed with lanolin might work well. If you could find a store with a comfrey salve in it, that would be another option.

I hope you feel better soon! Let us know.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Kiwidrdan
New Zealand
05/02/2016
Ultrasonic toothbrush is an awesome adjunct to garlic. I have been doing this for the last 12 hours and wish I had figured this out sooner. My pain is mostly gone within 5 minutes. Here's why I think it works... 3 reasons:

1. The vibrations of the toothbrush move the tooth thousands of times more than chewing, and cause and increase in fluid circulation- to flush out fluids- while moving garlic fluids in. You want garlic to move IN so it kills the infection. Chewing helps, but what if your tooth is too painful to chew on it? Ultrasonic toothbrush to the rescue.

2. When any cells has excess fluid, it doesn't work properly. This leads to pain because of a process I will describe later. When there is an increase of fluid that should not be there, our bodies have strategically placed nerves, like alarms, to alert us that "something is wrong." The experience of this alarm going off we call "pain." Our teeth have plenty of these nerves- and lots of fluid that should not be there = lots of pain. Add the pressure of the fluid adding to the tooth, and you have a bad situation- but how do you get the bad fluid out to stop the pain? Enter the ultrasonic toothbrush.

3. When you stimulate other nerves, from movement, it shuts off pain. If you have seen those Shaquille O'neil "Icy Hot" commercials lately for a battery powered pain pad, you are looking at this principle in action. Doctors have prescribed this type of stimulation (Tens unit") for decades, because it helps shut-off pain via the "pain gate" theory of pain. The vibrations of the ultrasonic toothbrush likely works in the same way. Movement caused by the vibrations shut the "pain gate" of the pain alarm.


Posted by Raqui (San Tan Valley, Az) on 01/31/2016

[YEA]  I can't believe this actually worked!

I woke up yesterday, 1/30/16 in PAIN! Now, I don't do that.. pain to me is hardly ever enough to make me tear up, but I was HURTING! Tried a hot water bottle, a hot shower, and coconut oil. Nothing worked. I'm one of those crazy people who can't take a pill. I have had so many adverse reactions to medications, I refuse to take anything that is OTC or prescribed. I have severe psoriasis also.. Anyways... I had these lumps on my gums that were killing me! I looked for the best home remedy and came across this garlic thing. I am still wowed!

I ALWAYS have fresh garlic on hand, LOVE the stuff! So, I first started off with the "eat a clove" idea. Uh, NOPE! WAY too painful! So then I sliced a clove in several little pieces and placed them where the swelling was. I was happily surprised to notice that the pain went away almost immediately, after the burn. Then, I put a peppermint tea bag (hot) over the big bump and instantly felt this "relief" of pressure.. then spat into the trash can only to see the nastiness release... Later on in the evening, I had more garlic and way less pain! As I was talking on the phone with my daughter, I noticed another "relief" and had to start spitting, again. The blood and pus were flowing.. it was pretty nasty! I finished the night by rinsing my mouth with a well known mouth wash and peroxide then brushing with coconut oil.

My mouth hasn't felt this great in a long time! Thank you EC!!!

Replied by Raqui
San Tan Valley, Az
01/31/2016
[YEA]   I, in fact have thought, I am going to become the Goddess of Garlic! I'll be the crazy woman dancing in the Sun with my garlic cloves! I even woke up feeling SO MUCH BETTER than I have in YEARS! Garlic is my new best friend!
Replied by Felix
Northern California
02/06/2016
Hello, I have read about various remedies for infected teeth and am trying oil pulling on an infected molar that has an older crown. Based on information from this site, I'm planning on trying garlic as well. I'm finishing some antibiotics now and have a dental appointment for an extraction, if needed - I'm not able to do a root canal (and don't want to). My goal is to be able to keep my tooth by healing it naturally - question is, do the various natural remedies work on a tooth that has a crown?
Replied by Jean
Sd
02/06/2016
Yes. Garlic should still work for an infected tooth with a crown.
Replied by Earthling
Usa
02/06/2016
The short answer--yes.

Garlic is nothing short of miraculous for dental woes. And the best part? It's dirt cheap and can't harm you at all.

Heather
Fl
03/09/2016
[YEA]   I spent a good part of yesterday evening with an oral pain relief gel then ibuprophen. I haven't had a toothache in many years and I would say its in the top 2 -above ear pain. While I laid in bed until the early hours and tried cloves because that's what was in my cabinet. I just cut up the garlic clove and so far holding my breath, it has subsided...fingers and toes crossed.

Posted by Icey (Malaga, Spain) on 10/19/2015

[YEA]  Chewing raw garlic on an abscessed tooth has cleared up over 6 infections for me. Works absolute wonders! And quickly, within a few hours no more pain!

Replied by Chelsea
Pennsylvania
10/25/2015
I had a question. I've had terrible terrible tooth pain. I have a front tooth with a cavity that is falling apart. I am not sure if this is the root of the problem or not but my whole right side of my mouth hurts terribly. I tried the Garlic a little bit ago, it burned a bit and I couldn't hold it in my mouth for a long time due to me being pregnant and wanting to gag. After I used it I felt some relief but now I am in terrible pain again. Is this just the garlic doing it's job?? Or should I try the garlic again?
Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Tennessee
10/26/2015
Dear Chelsea,

Garlic can really sting and burn. If you do not prick it or cut it, the burn is less. You can also wrap it in a bit of coffee filter. It will still work. If the garlic is still uncomfortable for you, you could try activated charcoal powder, which also helps with pain and inflammation. I make a tiny poultice with charcoal powder (from the health food store) in an empty tea bag or piece of coffee filter and hold it to the pained area, even overnight.

If you have clove powder on hand, that may work too. It relieves pain and helps infection.

I hope it feels better soon.

~Mama to Many~


Posted by Charlotte (London, Uk) on 08/22/2015

[YEA]  I've been quite fortunate with my teeth, insofar as I have only ever had to visit a dentist once. I had an abscess on an impacted wisdom tooth and a cracked molar which was begining to show signs of decay. After he had prescribed antibotics for my abscessed tooth, he informed me that given its position (I have a lot of overcrowding in the rear of my mouth) it would have to be extracted under general anaesthetic. When I came back to him a week later, abscess having cleared up, he extracted my cracked, partially decayed molar, as he'd told me that it was gone beyond the stage where a filling would have sufficed. Then, as soon as he had taken it out, he told me that the roots were healthier than he'd previously thought, and that it could have been saved with a filling. I was really upset over that, as I take good care of my teeth and didn't fancy the prospect of losing one, I brush and floss twice daily and use a good mouthwash. Not only that, but my extraction was a complete nightmare, I bled out for so long that the dental nurse had to pack and repack my gum for over an hour. I continued to bleed, though not as heavily, till seven o' clock the next morning, and by that stage I was weak and feeling ill, somewhat traumatised, and very upset. As the dentist was abrupt and not at all sympathetic, and given my first impression of dentists in general, I swore that I would never go back. Just a little background, so everyone understands my dentist phobia, sorry if it was a little long winded.

Anyway, last Christmas, I cracked my left premolar whilst eating a hard centred sweet. There were no signs of decay, but the nerve had been a slightly exposed. I took care not to allow any food into it, but refused to go anywhere near a dentist for a filling. Then, last week, I was eating crisps (potato chips to Americans :-)) and a sharp end of crisp went right down into my exposed nerve. I actually cried out when it happened, as it had sent shockwaves of pain all throughout the left side of my face. It subsided, but the next morning it was niggling, which got grandually worse as the day wore on. Two days later, the pain was persistant - very much like the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia. I went to the pharmacy and bought a temporary filling which I put in myself, hoping that it would be enough to kill the pain. No such luck. It got progressively worse and the whole gum swelled. My mother told me to make an appointment with the dentist, as she believed that an abscess was forming, but remembering my last experience, I refused to go.

Instead I turned to home remedies and painkillers. Clove oil offered temporary relief in the beginning, but as the swelling grew, it had little effect. I tried oil pulling, which calmed it initially, but then seemed to make it worse. I rinsed with salt and water, but it made no great difference. The only thing that offered an, oh so brief, respite, was cold water. I was in total agony, and so desperate that I took to swishing alcohol around the efffected area, which only burnt my gum and inflamed it more.

Desperate and driven mad with pain, I searched online and found this site. Just last night I tried the garlic remedy.

I cut a clove in half and placed each on either side of the effected tooth. It stung like hell and I almost collapsed from the pain, but I persisted. I then chewed the clove on the effected side - still burning like crazy - then swallowed the juice and spat out the chewed clove. Last night was the worst of all. I actually cried with pain as I felt something pulsating within my gum. Today, when I went to lie down, as I hadn't slept all night due to the pain, I felt one excruiating blast of agony, then my mouth began to fill with a sticky substance, which brought immediate relief. The abscess had burst. I took care to spit out the pus - there was a lot of it - and rinse my mouth with salt and water.

Thankfully, apart from a little tenderness in the gum and the nerves in my lower jaw, the pain has gone and the swelling has disappeared, and this I attribute to the garlic. I have now been pain free all evening and all night, so yes, garlic really does work. It did what clove oil, oil pulling, alcohol (not recommeded, as it burns the gum, but I was desperate), salt and water by itself, a near overdose of ibuprofen and paracetmol (not recommended either) failed to do; it got rid of the abscess and relieved my pain. The pain I experienced on applying it was well worth it, so, yeah, I would strongly, going by personal experience, urge you try this if all else has failed, as it really does work.

Replied by Angelia
U.s
09/21/2015
I sure thank all of you for posting about your experience with garlic!

I lost my filling due to the candy "sugar daddy" Yep, first bite of that hard caramel took my filling right out!

Never had any problems and my filling has been gone for months but when the pain started, it started! I did the temporary filling along with the clove oil for pain. It worked for a couple of months but has returned but this time with a swollen face and a headache. "I start a new job this week" I do not have the money for the dentist and do not want to lose my tooth so here I began my search of ways to heal naturally and affordably!

I'll let y'all know how it goes...sleeping with garlic tonight :)

Thanks again,

Angelia

Replied by Anu
India
10/02/2015
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]   Use garlic carefully. It may burn skin if you keep it in direct contact of skin for long time. I accidentally burned my cheek and jaw though tooth ache was gone. Now my cheek and burn jaw is burning like a hell.
Replied by Angie
Oceanside
11/25/2015
My teeth do not hurt but I have been suffering with dizziness, clogged ears, off balance and blurry vision. With no pain at all could I have an abscess tooth.
Alisaardmx
Victoria B.c
04/10/2016
[YEA]   It is 1:00 am and I am here searching for cures for this massive wisdom tooth infection and I'm very interesting what people has to said about garlic which is a WONDER!! For me as I read I find this post by Angy; 2 weeks a go I start experience dizziness spells that last everyday when I moved fast, I had problems with anemia the last year that start with dizziness spells so I thought anemia was hunting me back.

One week ago on Monday I lost my balance totally I feel my ears were clogged and had blurry vision at this moment I already finished a bad cold that last almost a week, until this moment I had no tooth pain at all. I went to see the doctor and I had some blood test done to check up on the anemia. My ear was sore like burning sensation I had some mild headache, the doctor check my mouth and ask about my teeth I told her that I have the 2 wisdom tooth roots left in each side top of the mouth, she recommend to go and see the dentist and get them out.

Like I said at that moment I had no pain after I got home I start feeling a little swollen in the wisdom left over roots in the right side upper mouth haha, next day Thursday got worst my off balance got better but the infection emerge so I start oil pulling and oregano tea which is amazing to put down the inflammation holy!! I truly recommend it Give it a try, you'll be impressed!!

Then I felt much better and today I got off balance that I felt fainting almost at work. I was scared so when I got home I start taking 2 big raw garlic cloves every 6-7 hours just like a pill, even when the inflammation go down with the oregano tea still sore around the gum so I apply some garlic skin or thin slice and yes it burns you just gotta bit a little careful but it works amazingly!!!

So Angy, I think this symptoms are related to tooth infection which my affect the inner ear.

I would like to know if anyone else got some thing similar dizziness, clogged ears, ear ache, off balance, blurry vision.

Tomorrow I will see the dentist and see if my symptoms disappear after the extraction ...hopefully do!!!

I have to said that I being using garlic in the past with successful results as temporary remedy but you gotta check it out with your doctor because that same tooth that give you problems a some point if still there it will give you problems again even if is after 5,6 or 7 years, they will come back. I thought this tooth was death 6 years ago and now I'm paying the price to not pulled out.


Posted by Bellarose (Los Angeles, CA) on 08/20/2015

[YEA]  IMPORTANT NOTE: all products I used were 100% ORGANIC.

First time using this site & successfully overcame tooth abscess. Cured within 1 week. Dentist obviously gave me antibiotics which I did not take. Instead, above and beyond all therapies I implemented, RAW GARLIC worked immediate magic.

So heed to this message: if you can stand the temporary yet intense pain/burning sensation upon chewing on a fresh clove of garlic and placing the pulp with your clean fingers or tongue on the abscessed site for as long as you can stand it, it will immediately start working it's miracle. When done with this burning ordeal, swallow all the garlic you have in your mouth.

On the other hand, if you're unable to do so, then consume raw garlic (either sliced up or minced or whole) with fresh food (like a salad) or just chew it and swallow downing some water or liquid right after if you like. The goal is to get RAW GARLIC in your system as soon as you notice an inflammatory situation come up in your mouth/body. I consumed between 4-6 cloves daily and continue to do so to strengthen my immune system.

As a side note, the first 3 days after doing some research and going by what 3 of my FB peeps had simultaneously advised me, clove oil was my 1st form of attack and it literally burned the inside of my cheek, my gum and the corner of my mouth which caused me to stop using it. My inside cheek and gums looked raw with a whitish layer of skin peeling off. Not good. Anyway, surely it aided in the whole process however, in the future I'd only apply it no more than a couple times a day versus about 4-5 times.

Stick to the garlic and frequent peppermint oil and water (about 4 drops oil per cup of water) gargles multiple times a day, especially after eating. Also, I brushed my teeth after each meal with my homemade OraMD (2T sweet almond oil with 40 drops each of Spearmint and Peppermint oils) which I've been using as my toothpaste for about 4 months and LOVE.

One last resource I believe I'm drawing benefit from is using Colloidal Silver. I apply one dropper full in my mouth and tilt head so it covers my healed abscess tooth area for 30sec before squishing around and swallowing. I do this about 3-4 times a day and will continue to do so perhaps until the bottle empties.

May this help you as it's helped me regain my healthy oral balance.


Posted by Alli (Vancouver, Wa) on 10/16/2014

Has anyone had the abscess return after garlic treatment? My son who is almost 8, has an abscessed tooth. He saw two dentists yesterday, and the second one (a pediatric dentist) told us that when the other dentist filled a tooth last year (maybe Feb?) they went too deep and hit a nerve! So, bacteria got in somehow and is causing swelling on his lower jaw. He is not in a ton of pain (or possibly tolerates it well) but the dentist wants to remove his tooth. It's a baby tooth, so I'm curious, if I treat the infection, and continue to use garlic and/or Hydrogen Peroxide, can I wait until his baby tooth comes out? Or should we just have it pulled. They'd need to put a spacer in to keep the surrounding teeth apart until his adult tooth comes in. Any advice would be appreciated. He is currently taking antibiotics, and we tried garlic on his gums this morning, but it does STING! I tried it too...wow! I ate some too, and may give him some later today after antibiotics digest a bit.

Replied by Sharon Larson
Palma Mallorca
11/17/2015
Use castor oil on the outer jaw. Stops the pain and the castor oil seems to numb it.

Posted by Kathi (Dallas, Tx) on 10/07/2014

[YEA]  I was at work when my abscess started. No grocery stores close to my job. So I couldn't get fresh garlic but went to a pharmacy at Walgreens and got Garlic Oil put it on the tooth and gum. Immediately stopped the pain it is numb now. I will continue to use it until abscess is drained and gone.


Posted by Carlos (Barcelona) on 09/22/2014

[YEA]  Ok so here I am years ago a piece of tooth fell off, my mother asked me to go tot he dentist I didnt want her to pay for that, I got no job..long story short last week I felt some discomfort I looked and it was that big yello thing in my gum. I was scared as heck...

When to the doc today, got an apointment for root canal in 4 days. Just came here hoping for a home solution.

I chewed 1 garlic clove, left it there for a few minutes, this burns like theres no tomorrow. and I have to say I don't have tooth pain whatsoever, just the big inflammation so the pain was very severe to handle without having tooth pain in the first place.

I drank it and went for second round, it burned like theres no tomorrow. I drank it again and now just few minutes later I see inflamation has gone down and I feel a cool refreshing feeling in the area. Definately healing. I'll keep doing this 3times a day and water and salt rinses till my dentist apoinment. Hopefully the abcess is gone by then. All I can say is so far so good.


Posted by Francesca (Gila, New Mexico) on 06/06/2014

[YEA]  Thank god for your website! I was in such agony due to an abscessed molar, taking antibiotics and tramadol for pain and received no relief until I found your website with the garlic treatment. The garlic relieved the pain and appears to be drawing out the infection and I am hoping that it will drain the abscess
Thank you for the information the great spirit is indeed great.


Posted by Gabbysue (Haltom City, Texas) on 03/03/2014

[YEA]  When my son was 18 he had a root canal. The dentist put in a porcelain tooth. I assume because it was a back tooth. He is now 27. He told me the other day that the tooth had started to fall out and he pushed it back in. He said it didn't hurt. My first thought unfortunately came to light. The next day he woke up with the left side of his face extremely swollen. I was afraid that when he pushed it back in he also pushed bacteria, etc. in. Not having insurance I came here to see if there was a home remedy. I read a tried and true story from Phil in Manchester, UK from 02/23/13. I knew my son would be too skeptical, so I had him read the story. Being in so much pain he agreed to try it. I gave him a sliver of garlic and told him to hold it on the sore gum for at least 3 minutes. Poor guy, his eyes started watering and I could tell it made the pain worse. After 3 mins he spit it out. About 15 or so mins he ran to the bathroom. The abscess had started draining. He stayed in the bathroom spitting and rinsing with water for 15 mins. The next morning he had no swelling or pain. I am so thankful that I found earthclinic.

Replied by Timh Donate

Ky, Usa
03/04/2014
After reading several of Bill's post concerning Biofilms, I did some basic searches on this topic yesterday. Biofilms are particularly present in our teeth & gums. These Biofilms are like baggies, housing & protecting an array of pathogens including bacteria, viruses, and funguses. Controlled studies have shown Allicin, the active ingredient in Garlic, to be a somewhat effective Biofilm remover.

All the recent testimonies concerning garlic and gum disease being cured by Garlic is certainly topical proof of the clinical studies.


Posted by Ida (Us) on 02/11/2014

[YEA]  Thank you everyone! I just used garlic on my sore tooth and it has cleared up the pain. At first when I placed the garlic on the gum around my tooth, it hurt so bad that my ear and jaw throbbed in pain. After 5 minutes it subsided and I can feel the pain is gone and my sore gums are feeling better. My ear doesn't feel plugged up anymore, and my vertigo is gone. This is amazing!!!!


Posted by Johnny (Manhattan, New York) on 12/18/2013

[YEA]  Garlic really DOES work for a tooth abscess. It takes 2 to 3 days for it to absorb into your system totally but anyone saying that it doesn't work, didn't use it. You can't just take a garlic pill and expect it to work. You have to use minced or sliced garlic and the swallow it for it to work. You also can't just put a little bit of it in your mouth for 20 minutes and then spit it out and expect a miracle. For anyone to say that it made any infection worse is full of crap. ALL bacteria and ALL viruses, (including all forms of cancer), cannot stand up to raw garlic. They get blindsided by it and die from it. I use it on cuts and infections and they ALWAYS go away. It's NOT different for any individual. It works on everyone the same way. And that means chew it up and swallow 1 tablespoon every 4 hours for at least 7 days for an abscess.

It will take a lot longer for cancer but you have to take it for a lifetime once it's gone, just not near as much and not every day. It also is a mild pain relivier, an appetite suppressant, and helps you lose weight by giving you a higher metabolic rate.

Replied by Chrys
Canada
04/30/2016
Okay! Hold the phone here.... It's all fine and dandy to support the use of natural things to assist and perhaps even cure some things... but when you go off on a tangent that has garlic curing cancer you are misleading people. I'm not denying that garlic may indeed play a key role in possibly preventing certain cancers and maybe be a PART of a cure but for you to make these wild assertions is irresponsible and could be dangerous to someone innocently reading your post. Kindly exercise caution.

Posted by Taissa (Montana) on 10/30/2013

[YEA]  Wow. I mean, wow! I don't believe it.

I have had a really bad tooth infection for a month now. I have been on three big guns broad spectrum antibiotics trying to clear it up. Nothing will touch it. Nothing touches the pain. Yesterday out of desperation I decided to try garlic. I chopped two cloves, smashed it a bit, waited 5 min then swallowed it with water. I did this about 4 more times, then went to bed. Woke up, and the pain had lessened. Second day, I continued the protocol and tonight I'm pain free. I am seriously pain free. And I never even put a garlic clove on my gum yet because I was afraid that it would burn too much.

So here's what I do: Take two garlic cloves, peel, chop, then smash it a bit to where I see some juice come out, wait about 5 minutes and swallow it back. I put it on a spoon and just swallow. Repeated this about 4 times more.

This really works. The swelling and pressure in my gum is gone and the deep pain is gone. This is truly nature's antibiotic. I've been on three big gun antibiotics and it wouldn't even touch it. Amazing!


Posted by Faith (La) on 10/06/2013

[YEA]  I had a root canal extraction weeks later, I had a big fistuala at the site. Saw two different dentist that said, it was just post surgery trauma. Another dentist said a fistula is a bad infection it is attempt by the body to remove some of the pressure from the bone and tissue so it forms fistula. My MD looked at and said, raging infection and sent me to oral surgeon had the site cleaned out and did cavitation. Apparently the bone graft did not take and gutta percha was left behind and caused big infection. Seven days later stiill had swelling used garlic paste and in a three days. AMAZING swelling is gone. Garlic is miraculous.


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