Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic
Well, I woke up from a nap Friday night with a toothache, which is a rare event, thankfully, for me. Anyhow, as in my neck of the woods there aren't many dentists - and NONE open til Monday, tomorrow, when I still may not be able to get seen, I decided to try some of these remedies. I'd known about clove oil, sea salt water, and tea bags and tried the last two (I didn't have any clove oil on hand). I got some very temporary relief from the salt water and almost none from the tea bag. Anyhow, a few hours ago, awake again and in pain down into my jaw, I decided to look around here for what I could find.
After rinsing with ACV and then chewing some raw garlic clove, the swelling is down a bit and it doesn't hurt nearly as much. I'll continue it and am still going to a doc, dentist, or the ER if I have to for antibiotics in the morning as I KNOW this can get bad if untreated. Also, I just took some zinc as it has both immune boosting and antibiotic properties, if I remember right.
I'm wanting to know about infection in my dog's tooth. It will be pulled next month, but the vet said it was painful for him, but nothing for pain or to control the infection until they can fit him into their schedule to extract it. I'm wondering I could do him harm if I put Oral Gel on it....I asked these questions of the vet, but was not given the answers. Joy
Quart water bowl with 1/16 tsp sea salt for small dog...up to 1/4 tsp for large dog. Let them drink it up . Also make them some coconut oil treats....they love it and it kills bacteria that is causing the pain. I read a lady made some activated charcoal biscuits for her chickens but her kids ate them....I tried it...it fights all kinds of germs too.
Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic
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.
Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic
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...
Apple Cider Vinegar, Salt Water Rinse
I have had an infection in my mouth for the last 2 weeks. Pain and swelling and I had tried everything to help pain on the first day...nothing I seemed to do was helping aspirin etc. A few days of pain and swelling and no sleep lead me to this site to find help to deal with my pain.
I found that ACV works great along with rinsing with salt water. Getting a good amount of rest and pray worked as well. My tooth infection is not 100% gone but with trying different home remedies I can say that the infection is almost gone and once I can afford it the bad teeth (which there are 3) are getting pulled.
Arsenicum Album - Homeopathy
Hi thank you so much, everyone,
I'm following the advice posted here for an infected tooth that the dentist said either had to be extracted or root canaled. Added to much of the advice here, I am now taking the homeopathic remedy Arsenicum Alb 7ch.
The homeopath who gave it to me said ´"use it til the dentist says "you´re fine! "´ I am continuing with the natural remedies at the same time- hopefully they don't negate the homeopathy Will definitely tell you what happens.
Yay! I have just been to the dentist and I don´t need it pulled out! (3 weeks ago an emergency extraction was necessary!!! )Thank you so much to everyone here who wrote in with your brilliant remedies. I spent 7 hours reading everything about teeth here starting with pain after extraction! Then I happened on posts saying they´d saved their tooth and I thought I´d try.
What I did:
First thing in morning: seawater rinse then oil pulling over the bad tooth for 10 to 20 min with eco coconut oil then rinse with seawater then 1 tsp colloidal silver ( argentyn 23) (ie 23 ppm which is apparently the best) held for 2 min over tooth. All this I repeated 3x a day.
I took throughout the 3 weeks:
1000 mg vit C 5x a day olive leaf extract 1 capsule every 2 or 3 or 4 hours
propoleo tincture about 5x a day in water
zinc citrate 50 mg 1 capsule a day
vit D3 2000iu 1x a day
Turmeric 600 mg 2 or 3x a day
then added to the stuff taken during all 3 weeks pycnogenol 2 tabs a day for the 1st 2 weeks
Neem 325 mg capsule 2 a day for the last week
Ashwagandha 2 caps a day for the last week
Wild oregano oil gels 3x a day for the last week
Bromelaine 2 tabs a day for the last week
Arsenicum Alb 7ch I dose 5x a day for the last week
All 3 weeks I also made a cataplasm of activated charcoal powder with slippery elm powder mixed with coconut oil (the first 2 weeks I added 2 drops of clove essential oil) and put it over the tooth keeping it there for half an hour to 3/4 hour (at least 2x a day) and all the rest of the time including at night while sleeping I placed propolis over the tooth(pure propolis no other ingredient - it's like a chewing gum)
I also ate a raw vegan diet (only 2x in the 3 weeks did I have a boiled potato ) I carried on drinking coffee - eco using a paper filter 2 mugs a day. Needless to say - no refined sugar but I did have honey Only mineral water never tap Btw I will continue all this but less frequently until the infection is 100% gone And probably very important- I took anti biotics for the first 5 days prescribed by the dentist (in preparation for the dreaded extraction)
Again thank you to all of you for saving my tooth, and saving me from an agonizing ordeal, and a huge gap, never mind all the other things teeth are so important for like memory and nerves to organs!
Best of luck.
Thank you Griselda for being so detailed in your description. This is super helpful. I was looking for something to put over my tooth at night and propolis is perfect! I actually got some gum out to try it but I thought it would hurt with the sugar content. I tried some polymer clay to protect it but it wouldn't stick. I figured if I could put something over it then the air won't hurt it so much or the water. Even room temperature water hurts now.
So far I've been trying to consume raw garlic. I have put a fresh piece over the area but it can burn. I've also found that I can wrap a piece of bread around the fresh garlic and chew it together so I can consume it without burning my tongue while chewing. I've also swished with garlic oil mixed with some olive oil. I try to force it between my teeth while swishing to get at any painful or infected areas.
I've had good luck getting a small piece of cotton from the end of a q-tip and saturating it with water. Then I put a drop of pure clove oil on it. I put this cotton carefully where the broken tooth is or between the two teeth that hurt. This cotton keeps the cold air from getting into the gap in the tooth. The clove oil then numbs the pain and keeps the area clean. Sometimes I am desperate enough to gently rub a tiny bit of the straight oil on my gums at the base of the tooth. If done too much it burns the gums.
For pain I rub some tea tree oil over the abscess area or at the base of the tooth where the nerve is. This gives relief for several hours sometimes.
At night I make up some clay mixed with colloidal silver and tinctures like echinacea, calendula, cleavers. I spread the clay on a long slender piece of gauze and stuff it between teeth and gums in the area of the infection. In the morning the pain is often gone for good.
Also had good luck swishing watered down tincture made of 'toothache plant' aka spilanthes. This relieves the pain for quite some time. It has antifungal properties and actually can numb.
Baking Soda and Salt
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.
Baking Soda and Salt
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!
Baking Soda and Salt
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, Coconut Oil, ALA
Baking soda with coconut oil 50 /50 paste at bedtime, soaked into it all night and also take alpha lipoic acid.
Some frankinsense essential oil on outside of mouth, very little, 1-2 drops on back of hand and then rub around on mouth!
Baking Soda, Peroxide, Oil Pulling
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 Anti-Inflammatory for Tooth Abscess and Infections
Bee propolis is the best natural anti-inflammatory, antibiotic that I have found. Depending on what I'm dealing with I'll take up to 8 at a time, it will kill an infection. I've been using it for 21 yrs on me and my family, won't be without it.
These are capsules?
Thanks in advance for your help.
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!
For a tooth abscess, you want to use food grade calcium bentonite clay, and hydrate clay to make a kind of thick poltice you can pack around the tooth. You want to pack clay on every part of the infected tooth and also the gum around it. For an added benifit you can also make a clay poltice for the outside of your mouth where the infected tooth is. Keep clay on at least 1 hour or more, CB Clay has amazing drawing properties and will draw the infection out. You might feel a pulsating feeling in your mouth as the clay draws out the infection.
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!
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.
(Daytona Beach, Florida)
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.
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.
Diane Z. It might heal a bit faster with clay-in-an-empty-teabag inside the mouth. Clay works slowly.
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.