Tooth Abscess
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12 Natural Remedies for a Tooth Abscess

Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic  

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Posted by Laura (Southern, Louisiana) on 07/26/2011
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I take the apple cider vinegar and garlic pills. It doesn't taste bad and they work for an infection. I take 4 pills twice a day for about 7 days, like you would for antibiotics and it clears it right up... For preventive measures, continue taking it like it says on the bottle... this is great for those who don't have the mouth to eat real garlic or drink apple cider vinegar.


Posted by Dwaina (Bristol, TN USA) on 04/19/2008
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I am a single mom and never buy fresh garlic but I tried garlic powder on my abscess and it seems to work but takes a bit longer than I suppose the fresh garlic would.....so for the single parents that live day to day as I do there is a way around the fresh garlic....as for the apple cider vinegar.....hated it but did it anyway it made my mouth water but it helped...


Posted by Sandra (Dallas, USA) on 02/20/2008
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I read this site with some skepticism but pain will make you try anything and Ibuprofen was not helping. SO I tried the cloves of garlic and shoved them right under my lip and pressed them to the huge infected area. It burnt and stung but almost immediately the swelling disappeared. I also gargled with the cider vinegar solution and between both, the pain and throbbing disappeared - I slept like a baby. Unfortunately my tooth nerve is dead now so I still have to have a root canal, I wish I'd found this site sooner because the treatments really helped the infection, I wonder if I might have saved the tooth..

Replied by Sheila
British Columbia
02/05/2017

Well I'm certainly going to try the garlic for sure. They also want to give me a root canal but there's no way I'll do that, not with hearing so many complications. I'll get it pulled then half to really take care of the hole after.


Baking Soda and Salt  

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Posted by Hillary (Indiana) on 08/04/2017
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I have horrible teeth, no insurance. I know, shame on me, but I was desperate to get this abscess popped. I'm a stay at home mother, so it was important to me to get this taken care of. I was reading natural remedies to drain an abscess and the baking soda and salt on a a cotton ball really works! One try for me and BAM! It worked.


Posted by Sunil (Bengaluru, India) on 04/11/2017
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I made a paste of baking soda, table salt and edible camphor ((used for food preaparation), brushed a little with tooth brush and massaged my gums with fingers then drank 1 glass of buttermilk pain has subsided temporarily!


Posted by Dawn2000 (Canada) on 12/07/2015
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I had severe ache on both sides of top teeth and I hate visiting dentists. As the pain became unbearable, I had to and he did root canal on one tooth and asked to come again for the other tooth. After my first visit I started to look up on the internet and followed a week's routine as suggested.

I used a half and half mixture of baking soda and salt to massage my gum, inside and out, twice a day, more on the sore spot but did it all over the gum. It took me only three days to start to feel the result. It has been over a year and I am still pain free, knock on wood and never had to go back for second root canal treatment.

I am happy to share my experience here and happy trying this remedy, it works wonders.


Baking Soda, Peroxide, Oil Pulling  

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Posted by Jean (Franklin, WI) on 05/19/2008
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Tooth Abcess Cure:

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

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

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

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

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


Bee Propolis  

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Posted by Paige (San Jose, Ca, Usa) on 10/23/2010
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Better But With Side Effects

Hello: I recently took the advice on Earth Clinic -of using some of the suggestions on my daughter's tooth abscess after some dental work( peroxide, baking soda etc. ) The situation has greatly improved. I did however make some kind of mistake with the bee propolis... Although it seemed to really help/work- I bought too high of a dosage and now the sticky brown resin is on her teeth! Any suggestions? Thank you!


Bentonite Clay  

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Posted by Janna (California ) on 01/02/2018
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I use Food grade bentonite clay mixed with organic olive oil inside my mouth for tooth infections. I became a believer of bentonite when my son had a terrible rash that kept growing and no medicine would get rid of it. I used my homemade bentonite paste on it for about a week and a half and the whole thing went away. I had to keep applying it or the rash would start to grow back. So now I use it for everything!


Posted by Janelle (Jacksonville, Or) on 06/28/2016
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Toothache: Twice I have had a terrible toothache which I have successfully treated with calcium bentonite clay. I mixed the clay powder with water to make a thick mixture and put a big chunk of it between my cheek and the infected tooth/gums. I changed the clay occasionally, but left it on 24 hours a day, and figured that any I swallowed would be beneficial. It was very effective for my toothache. I think that it works by drawing out the infection and thereby reducing painful inflammation, and that the clay also nourishes. I followed up with eating clay on a daily basis and improving my diet. I had these toothaches about 4 years ago and haven't had problems since.

My favorite way to consume calcium bentonite clay is by making a thick mixture, like pottery clay, which I keep in a lidded jar, and scooping up a little with my finger, and swallowing it with a lot of water. I imagine that this is equally effective as drinking clay water, but it is much more palatable for me.

Replied by Diane Z.
Daytona Beach, Florida
07/23/2017
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I have been using Organic Betonite Clay on outside of my face for an abscessed tooth. I have had x-rays on tooth, but it is normal, but dentist said it needs a root canal.. I have been down this road so many times with my teeth, and two previous root canals were pulled with horrendous problems, and am trying to heal this tooth this time on my own, especially where x-ray is normal. It is same pain as root canal, sometimes going down neck, etc. No swelling so far.

My question is, is it advisable to use the clay on the inside of the mouth, on gum where the pain is? I only feel pain if I touch on top of tooth or wash my face, as the sensitive area is next to my nose.. I have been using the clay on outside.

Also, is there anything that would be advised to add to the clay when putting inside of mouth? Thank you in advance.

Replied by Gerber
Tucson, Az
07/23/2017

This is one of the best remedies for tooth aches. It really works well. You take about a quarter of a tspn of activated charcoal and half of that of cayenne pepper and a few drops of pepperminnt oil into a small gauze. Fold the gauze with the ingredients and insert it on the side of the tooth. Keep it for at least 30 mins. or more and tooth aches and infections will be gone.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
07/24/2017

Diane Z. It might heal a bit faster with clay-in-an-empty-teabag inside the mouth. Clay works slowly.

Replied by Brandi
Norfolk
08/16/2017

I would do oil pulling with virgin, unrefined coconut oil and a strong saltwater solution made from either pink himalayan salts or Celtic salt to pull out infection. It sounds like your root is inflamed, may even be hitting a nerve, and you need to clear that infection before you can go further with the healing. Clay does work slowly, but it will help nourish your teeth and capture further toxins - but on a much smaller scale.

I have been led to bamboo tea/horsetail and comfrey root for additional healing, so perhaps this solution might resonate with you as well.


Posted by Diane (Sacramento, California)
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Montmorillite form of Bentonite clay. I had an absessed tooth that broke off. The absess was not really painful but my dentist advised a root canal because the tooth was dead. How I wish I would have tried the clay first and just had a temp crown put on. I continued to have a soreness at the root. The pocket of infection had been there for years. I didn't want to do the antibiotic thing or have more work done, so I tried the clay. I simply tucked a pea sized bit of clay with a bit of cotton up at the root where the pain was. The next morning it was somewhat better. I continued for months until every bit of the soreness was gone. It took time but I just know I probably could have healed it without the root canal. I still do it once in awhile because I know dead teeth in your mouth infect the body eventually, per Dr. Weston Price. The one advantage?...It takes almost no effort to do.


Bentonite Clay, Multiple Remedies  

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Posted by Riverlover (Nc) on 12/26/2013
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Well after a month, I've come out on the other side from a tooth abscess where I allowed the infection to spread to my jaw. I thought I could keep working and just take some natural antibacterials to treat it. Not so. My jaw line became swollen, my tooth on the lower jaw was loose, and the pain was indescribably intense at one point.

15 years ago, I had an abscess, and I naively trusted my oral surgeon and allowed all of my upper teeth to be pulled at the age of 35. I just didn't know better. I will never trust dental professionals again, so I went after this on my own.

At first, I threw pretty much everything listed here at it. I took/applied lots of colloidal silver, oil of oregano, garlic, tea bags, turmeric and salt water, H202, and more. What finally helped me turn this around was Bentonite Clay. I got both the powder and the liquid clay. My cheek and gums were raw at first from all the treatments I'd been applying, but it didn't hurt, it just felt weird as it drew out the infection. I alternated between making a little putty with the powder and leaving between infected gun and infected cheek for 20 mins and doing bentonite swishes with the liquid for 10-15 mins. I did one of them once a day. Maybe I COULD HAVE DONE IT 2XS/DAY, who knows. But the swelling went down after the first day and disappeared after the 2nd day. at least externally. There was still some swelled pockets inside my mouth that went away after 4 more days.

The pain level diminished greatly. After using the clay, I first used 50/50 H20 & H202 to rinse. Then I switched to a periodontal wash I got at Whole Foods, with all sorts of good stuff in it. (golden seal, oregano, Gotu Kola, olive leaf, grapefruit seed, xylitol, chlorophyll, etc)

I apply a similar periodontal rub/gel on the gum before bed, after rinsing and brushing with a natural toothpaste.

I take 20K iu of Vitamin D3, 8K mg of buffered C, 400 mg Q10, molybdenum with 2 meals, and try to stay very hydrated. I think the most important thin I take hasn't been listed here and that's Olive Leaf Extract (OLE).

Look up this amazing antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, pain killing, liver-helping herb. I started this shortly after the clay. I try to take one ev 2 hours. Sometimes every hour. I will keep up with it for a while. There are no side effects.

Now, one month later, its -almost- like it never happened. The tooth is firm, I can eat & smile without pain, and I feel really good. I think this might have been a blessing in disguise. Its gotten me refocused on my health. The abscess has left behind a severely recessed gum however, so now my job is to remineralize the bone and tooth & try to rebuild the gumline. Hence the D3, Vit C, and Q10. As I understand, I'll also need some L-lysine & Threonine.

My fingers are crossed that the tooth in question isn't actually dead and has a chance at rebounding. I will update if it is in fact a goner & doesn't hurt anymore simply because the nerves are shot...

So anyways, I hope this helps someone out there, maybe bring about healing faster than a month! It was about a 7 day recovery once I began the clay treatment to draw the infection out. Blessed Be.

Replied by Charity
Faithville, Us
02/27/2015

Those darn receeding gumlines...msm kicks the infection and heals the gum, use both msm cyrstals in the mouth at bedtime and tablets during the day. GO SLOW and fix those receeding gumlines, it's part of our collagen mix, missing in most diets.

Replied by Mtech
North Carolina
11/14/2015

I need to know where you got the bentonite clay powder and brand name. I can get bentonite clay liquid from herb store.


Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin C  

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Posted by Lisa (Barrington Hills, IL) on 10/31/2008
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I'm writing in response to Calcium, magnesium helping toothaches or abceses. I too have found cal-mag very effective in reducing tooth pain. I've been taking cal-mag for almost 20 years with good results. When I don't take cal-mag for a week or so my tooth begins hurting and when I take the cal-mag regularly I have few tooth problems.

In the past few months I have had to take 10-12 large cal-mag soft gels to help my teeth. I think that I became resistant to the rock mineral and oyster shell based cal-mag. has caused me to have very loose stools.

A helpful clerk at a health food store showed me natural cal-mag made from seaweeds. So far it's fantastic. I only have to take 3 small tablets with perfect results. No tooth pain! No loose stools! Maybe it will work for you too.


Posted by Janis (Hudson's Hope, BC Canada)
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Tooth abcess and Alkalizing diet For Susan 3/3/08. I don't take medication. So I did some research and found a cure for my abcess tooth. All day long I took Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamin C.... I would take these pills or liquid hourly. In about 18 hours swelling was gone. (The exact amount I took, sorry can't say for sure.) Once swelling goes down get back to Dentist. Alkalizing your body. The best and most healthy way is through a vegan diet. Raw fruits and vegs. This diet also heals most disease.... Good Health


Cashews  

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Posted by Geralyn_d (Atlanta, Ga) on 01/27/2011
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I have used cashews for 11 years to control a cracked wisdom tooth. It did get abscessed when I got lazy about 4 years ago. A couple cashews chewed up morning and night to control it (do not brush the nutty Film off)... Then 3 or 4 times a day when it abcessed and it was back to normal in less than a week. But duh! Limit sweets and brush after eating the stuff... A candy jag is what got mine abscessed.

This year I discovered that cashews could get rid of my ulcer. Dr OZ pointed out that h-pylori was affected by cashew products. So after my Dr. Couldn't verify the h-pylori I tried 2 cashews every waking hour for 2 weeks. After the third day the pain was much less but I stuck with it for 2 weeks. I did a repeat of 2 weeks after a week off just to be sure. 4 months later feeling great! My friend who also had h-pylori was tested 4 times before diagnosis. She suffered a lot taking the antibiotics for it and still has A painful gut 6 months later... Hmmm... After 2 years of suffering I am pain free!! I love my cashews!! I use the "raw" ones too.



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