Tooth Abscess
Natural Remedies

How to Use Coconut Oil for a Tooth Abscess

| Modified on Jul 16, 2023
Coconut Oil
Posted by Vv (Indiana) on 11/27/2017
1 out of 5 stars

I started brushing my teeth with extra virgin coconut oil. In a week's time painful sensations started in my 2nd molar right side in lower as well as upper jaw. I stopped using coconut oil and started brushing with Colgate Sensitive.

Now I have done 10 days course of an antibiotic but no relief. Doctor is advising to go for root canal for both teeth as the pain is unbearable.

please advise if I can get rid of this infection without going for root canal.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Kati90 (Washington) on 08/19/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I have been dealing with a problem wisdom tooth for several months. I have been on antibiotics in the past for a tooth infection. It came back a week and a half later. I tried oil pulling with coconut oil at the first signs of the infection. About 5 days later, after oil pulling morning and at night (twice a day) It is completely gone. I would definitely recommend this.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Jan (England) on 03/28/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Coconut oil for abcess in gum.

I swished it around 20 mins or more 3 times every hour for a day. It's gone people!

Jan from Merseyside England.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 02/29/2016

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~

Coconut Oil
Posted by Mamamel (Saltspring) on 02/28/2016

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!

Coconut Oil
Posted by Molly (Florida, US) on 03/30/2015
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Jerry (Hamburg, NY) on 07/16/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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!