Tooth Abscess
Natural Remedies

Tooth Abscess Natural Remedies

Multiple Remedies
Posted by E (London) on 02/13/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Absolouely agree with you, Purelife, we truly have to thank GOD for all these cures that HE has created. We have to remember to ask for His help and be grateful always.

My tooth was so bad that I was in pain that I have never experienced in my life. I never thought that such pain existed

the first thing I did was deeply pray to GOD and I was so blessed to receive such good information through many different directions

i only ever knew about conventional toothpaste and I have stopped using it all together

# I started oil pulling with unrefined coconut oil swishing for twenty minutes in the morning before brushing teeth then spitting out in the trash as you don't want to clog your drains. This helped in bringing pain down.

# I have been using bentonite clay with very good success thank GOD. It pulls out the toxins from whichever area you put it on. I mix the bentonite clay with water to make a paste that is the consistency of peanut butter.

# I then put this in an empty teabag and place on gums and tooth over night, every night, sometimes during the day on my days off.

# I also try to brush my teeth after every meal, if I cannot brush after every meal when I am out then I will always swish my mouth with tap water x3 times thoroughly.

# I will put oregano oil all over my gums, usually around x3 times a day.

@ In the morning and at night before going to bed I do a thorough deep cleaning of my teeth and mouth.

@ In the morning I first do raw unrefined coconut oil pulling for twenty minutes.

@ I then swish with a solution of salt, sodium bicarbonate, half teaspoon of each in warm water for around x5 minutes with one drop of clove essential oil mixed in the solution.

@ I then brush my teeth with a paste of bentonite clay and calcium carbonate. I do the same at night but without oil pulling

i do not have any pain thank GOD and I am going to carry on with this routine for at least x3 months to remineralise my teeth and gums and get rid of infection.

i will never go back to conventional toothpaste. I have also changed my diet. I eat salads, make green juices, take vitamin d 4000 Iu and cod liver oil liquid X1 tbsp nearly every day.

Garlic-Infused Yogurt
Posted by Leanne (Iowa) on 01/13/2018
5 out of 5 stars

You're the first person I've seen really use yogurt and I just figured that out last night!!! I had a tooth infection for over a week and nothing was working: I tried garlic. I tried coconut oil. I tried aloe mouth wash. I tried rinseing with warm salt water. I tried Apple cider vinegar. It still went on throbbing. THEN I thought to myself. Infection is caused by bacteria. Good bacteria fight bad bacteria. So I ate some yogurt. Some Greek yogurt at lunch and more at dinner. By bedtime my tooth felt better. Now the next day it feels completely healed. (I'm eating another Greek yogurt) as I type this. Maybe I'm crazy but I think the yogurt healed it! And it was the tastiest treatment of them all that's for sure. I heard there was a study once too that showed the people with the healthiest gums eat the most yogurt.

Bentonite Clay
Posted by Janna (California ) on 01/02/2018
5 out of 5 stars

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!

French Green Clay
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 12/06/2017

Julie, for a child, outside would probably be better altho inside might have a faster effect. The best "wrapping" I've found for the wet clay, is cut-up and moistened paper coffee filters.

French Green Clay
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 12/05/2017

I put it in his mouth, right where the infection was. I used just a pea sized amount.

I have done it on myself. That helps to get a feel for it.

~Mama to Many~

French Green Clay
Posted by Julie (Mi) on 12/05/2017

Did you put the clay inside his mouth or outside his mouth on his face near where the infection was?

Dietary Changes, Multiple Remedies
Posted by Megan (Tennessee) on 11/08/2017

Hello I have been using collodial silver as well. When you say infection in the tooth do you mean literally it will only kill it in the tooth or will this same protocol help it heal when it is in the root of the tooth as well? Thanks sincerelyn megan

Posted by April (Michigan) on 10/23/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Clove Honey: I took a teaspoon for an abscess tooth ache. It worked!

Pyrogenium (Homeopathic Remedy)
Posted by Kaia (Bc, Canada) on 10/22/2017

Homeopathics work on both the physical level and the energetic level. The numbers 200C, 30C, 6X and so on do not represent the amount of material in the remedy. All homeopathic remedies are diluted. The lower the number, the less diluted it is. So a lower number, such as a 6X or a 30C will work on the physical issue, while a higher dilution such as 200C and above will work more on the emotional and energetic issues. Standard dosage is to take 1 dose (so one little pill is a dose) then wait 6 hrs, take another dose, wait 6 hours and take the final dose. So that's 3 doses. Then you wait to see if there is a change in the condition. If you feel that it's working, you actually stop taking it and ALLOW your body to do the rest. Homeopathics work to reset and start the healing reignites the body's wisdom.

If you take a homeopathic, do the standard 3 doses and nothing seems to work, it's generally a sign that it's just the wrong remedy. If you take it and it exacerbates the situation, that's known as a proving and you need to stop the remedy and drink a strong cup of caffeinated coffee to stop the homeopathic or a strong cup of peppermint tea.

The ideal situation is to see a Homeopath as it is such a personalized form of holistic medicine.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Btr (Va) on 10/21/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I don't have insurance and that's how I landed here after being in severe pain that Excedrin wasn't touching for several days. Beginning Thursday, I started using remedies I found on Earth Clinic for an abscessed root.

First, I cut carbs out of my diet so the infection didn't have any sugar to fuel with. I also drank a ton of water, and brushed and flossed as normal. Every 6 hours, I rinsed my mouth out with warm salt water. Following that, I oil pulled for 10-15 minutes with either olive oil or coconut oil mixed with 1 drop of clove essential oil which numbed the ache. Then, I rinsed the excess from the oil pull with either a diluted hydrogen peroxide or diluted raw apple cider vinegar to remove any toxins. Following that, I peeled a clove of fresh garlic and crushed it on a plate, as I read it needs to be exposed to air for 10 minutes or so to activate the allicin. Then I would take that clove and bite it with the offending tooth as long as I could stand the burn before I swallowed it. I usually didn't get more than a few seconds in, I find garlic really irritating to my gums. Once a day, I also took a warm black tea bag and held it on my tooth for 30-45 minutes, before or after the garlic. I also applied ice as needed along my jaw. I felt pretty blind since my abscess wasn't visual, it was inside the tooth, and I was just guessing with all of this.

The first night I did all of this, I woke up after a couple of hours of sleep with a salty, garlicky, bitter liquid in my mouth which I believe was the abscess draining. The next day I felt more sharp pain upon contact with the tooth rather than the constant dull ache from before, but it got steadily better after that.

It's been a few days since I've been treating my tooth with all of these remedies and as I lay here on Saturday night, I have no pain and very little pressure, it's like it never happened. My pain easily went from a 9 to a 3 almost immediately upon starting my regimen above, and from a 3 to a 0 within a day or so more. I haven't taken a pain killer in over 12 hours for the first time in 8 days. I don't know which thing is the hero of the day or if it was the combo of things but I am almost as good as new.

Olive Leaf
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Usa) on 10/21/2017

stings the tongue so either mix in carrier oil to dilute a bit or apply onto a toothpick and then use toothpick on the area to apply the clove oil, a good activated charcoal poultice at night can draw out some of the toxins.

Olive Leaf
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 10/21/2017

Dear Ahmed,

I have used clove oil in the mouth a number of times. Personally, I am comfortable with that even when the bottle says not to use internally.

Hope it helps you very much!

~Mama to Many~

Olive Leaf
Posted by Ahmed (Dubai) on 10/21/2017

Just bought clove essential oil but read on bottle to "not use internally". I'm guessing that means to swallow it, but isn't inside the mouth also considered "internal"? Lady at organic store said put it on the tooth area "as often as needed"!

Baking Soda, Coconut Oil, ALA
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Usa) on 08/17/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Tooth Abscess:

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!

Bentonite Clay
Posted by Brandi (Norfolk) on 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.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Salt Water Rinse
Posted by Shara (Indiana) on 08/15/2017
4 out of 5 stars

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.

Baking Soda and Salt
Posted by Hillary (Indiana) on 08/04/2017
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Bentonite Clay
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 07/24/2017

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

Bentonite Clay
Posted by Gerber (Tucson, Az) on 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.

Bentonite Clay
Posted by Diane Z. (Daytona Beach, Florida) on 07/23/2017 2 posts

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.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Usa) on 07/21/2017

kTylenol interrupts bone tear down and rebuild cycles and so your bones and teeth get weaker and more vulnerable to breaking . It also is bad for your liver health. Ibuprophen is bad for kidneys liver and intestinal health.

Alpha lipoic acid in vitamin isle helps with nerve pain and NAcetyl Cysteine makes it work stronger. 50 /50 baking soda and coconut oil knocks down dental pain as a paste at night and shrinks inflammation . Helps control abscess.You could also use activated charcoal at night as a poultice on the gums. Iodized salt rinses after meals. Ginger is excellent .

Bad teeth are a sign you aren't absorbing minerals from food. Try some kefir for gut health 1 TB. a day .

Call your local homeless shelter and find out if there are any free emergency services that could get the wisdoms pulled . Stay away from garlic if you are getting any teeth pulled it's a blood thinner.

Bless you, May the Lord, heal and restore your teeth, Charity

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Omgitsme323 (Lehighton, Pa) on 07/21/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I have a history of horrible teeth.i have broken teeth, cavities, I need root canals and an impacted wisdom tooth. So you can only imagine the pain I have to endure sometimes. So recently my wisdom tooth was coming through. However its impacted so there is literally a slither poking through the gum and the pain and the infection was absolutely excruciating. I really just wanted to die. I cried for about 6 or 7 hrs. I had gone through and entire bottle of ibuprofen in 6 days and was working on Tylenol. I went to the hospital to get antibotics and what she prescribed me I couldnt afford. So I turned to natural remedies.


ok so I brushed my teeth, flossed the infected areas (which I recommend flossing your entire mouth, itx just the pain was so bad I was in a rush) I apply 3-4 drops of tea tree oil directly to my gums and teeth. Making sure to get inbetween my teeth and I massaged. You should feel slight relief immediately. Not complete relief though. As I began salivating more I swished it around to get the tt oil working. T

he next thing I did (my sister in law swears by it and now so do i) is I took a piece of garlic clove and ran it under warm water and bite down on it in the infected area. I left it there for as long as I could handle. (l recommend 20-30min) Before removing it I chewed it up and then spit out and rinsed with warm water. Your pain should be a dull ache at this point.

I then made a mouthrinse of tumeric, salt, and tt oil. I rinsed and held it in the area for a couple mins. I then made a paste from cinnamon and applied it to the area for 10mins.

It may seem like over kill but my pain and infection was so bad I felt the need for extra measures. I continued rubbing tt oil throughout the day for several days even though it felt better just bcuz I wanted to make sure the infection was gone. I also did the same with the tumeric mouthwash and garlic. Treat this treatmeant as an antibiotic and continue for 7 to 10 days. I also recommend sipping on cinnamon water. Its simply warm water, cinnamon powder or sticks which ever, and a green tea bag. Sip.swish and enjoy. It works wonders for a tooth infection on top of the other treatment.

I hope this helps someone!

Clove oil
Posted by Grabacokelaurie (USA) on 06/22/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I have used clove oil several times for an infected tooth. I live in a very rural area, so there are no stores that carry clove oil. I mix ground cloves and canola oil to make a loose paste. I put the mixture on with a q-tip and within minutes the pain is gone. Usually the swelling along with the pain are gone in a few days after a few applications each day.

High Dose Vitamin C
Posted by Michael (Phoenix, Az) on 06/20/2017

Read up on liposomal vitamin c, as it allows you to take a larger dose with no stomach problems at all. To help heal your teeth and other bone issues, try some Bio-dent from Standard Process along with your vit c. I've personally seen this work well for healing teeth and bones.

High Dose Vitamin C
Posted by Sharon (Lou Ky) on 06/17/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Dental Abscess - High Dose Vitamin C in daily divided doses

Using 500 mg (what I had in the cabinet - ordinary low cost)

I took 2.5 grams first day by 1 500mg pill for 5 x day @ 8am noon 4pm 8pm midnite - next morning remarkable improvement with start of fistuala draining (already tried to lance abcess with pin the month before w nominal drainage) pimple-like process, pain and swelling down remarkably.

I doubled the dose for day 2. I took 5 grams on second day in divided doses, 2-500 mg pills per dose for 5 times (8am 12 4pm 8pm midnte) I woke up the next morning nearly 95% resolved. You could see the draining and I used my fingernail to direct it out. You need to remove this pus and this brought it to a head. Pain gone, doesn't hurt to eat on that tooth now, slightly noticeable. Swelling down immediately around tooth area but still swollen at the jaw/bone part.

3rd day - same as second. Extra insurance and I don't know if I will continue for 5 or 10 days yet, so I will reduce later dose and maintain a basic level for the future. At the end of the day, swelling done farther. The vitamin C is acting like an antibiotic. I know it needs to be taken on schedule and maintained at high levels for up to 10 days. So far so good. Very happy because it's basically gone in two days, but I want to make sure to get it all.

I am 5-5 at 112 lbs. This dosage did not hurt my stomach. I was compelled to jug water to get the pills down. I think it is important to drink water until you feel the pill go down your esophogas. This helps to keep it from dissolving in your throat which can cause acid reflux. With any pill that causes this I also eat about half of a bananna. It's a great buffer and helps push the pill down. Also, with vitamin c there is something call bowel tolerance. If the daily dosage you are taking causes nausea or diarreah, then lower the dose.

Note - I had already tried placing garlic on the tooth and abscess area. It worked. I did it once and after 5 days the infection was reduced after 1 15 min garlic treatment. It wasn't enough and it came back. (I never did the second round, learned this later that I should have done it again 5 days later) Yes, garlic did work as well, not as fast as Vitamin C dosing.

At this point, I am going to take advise on some of the other things I've read here. I will be applying vit E or Aloah topically in the mouth to help healing on the sore area. I will also add minerals to my supplements to help maintain or rebuild my teeth.

The reason I wrote this is because I want others to know that there are other options when your dentist tell you you need a root canal and crown and you don't have $3000.

Posted by Juston (Mississippi ) on 04/12/2017
5 out of 5 stars


Baking Soda and Salt
Posted by Sunil (Bengaluru, India) on 04/11/2017
4 out of 5 stars

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!

Hydrogen Peroxide, Glue
Posted by Maureen (Nystate) on 04/09/2017

tks. for thr info.; I will certainly try it! Between crowns; 1 broke after 30 yrs. and another after 5 yrs.; I'm tapped out; money wise.

I started using Nature's Smile; over 1 yr. ago; brushing my teeth; as I started to have gum problems. this did the trick for it! Stopped having my gums recede! But it isn't cheap. So I used Sensodyne toothpaste; on and off with this.

Quit with Coca Cola; after yrs. of being addicted to it and it didn't help my teeth! Drink reg. Polar gingerale; I have a sweet tooth.

but have a toothache; in what few btm teeth I have left and I grind my teeth! Have for yrs. Got an appliance and I nearly chocked on it from the dentist; yrs. before and threw it out!

Thanks so much! Will see if I can get the coconut cold pressed oil tomorrow!

Posted by Maureen (Nystate) on 04/09/2017

You recommended Magnesium Chloride crushed in a glass of water. Do you drink it or use it like a mouthwash and then, spit it out? Many thanks. this website/blog is great for answers!

Many thanks.

Jaw Cavitation Remedies
Posted by Maureen (Nystate) on 04/09/2017

Cavitation surgery in the US? What is that? Peridonatal surgery?

The prices for procedures here are HIGH! Even with a little insurance; pays $8.00 toward a 125.00 filling.

What did this surgery cost you?

Many thanks and good luck.

Colloidal Silver, DMSO
Posted by Lindsay (Wi) on 04/09/2017

You still need to spit because at this point, it is NOT perfectly good silver anymore. It's contaminated with whatever impurities you are swishing out. If you have a infection, why swallow what leaks out? It's only a tablespoon that you need to swish anyways. Coconut oil and silver serving great to take internally but both, or anything you swallow, should be fresh and not used for oral health first.

Clove Oil
Posted by Jenny (Denver ) on 04/02/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Broken backtooth with nerve pain. tried teabags first, helped for a night or 2. tried garlic next, helped for another 2 days but the smell sucks.

THEN I got clove oil which turned out to be the miracle worker, smell isnt too bad and can burn but def thankful for its taken most the pain away. I use a drop or 2 twice a day, then chug water after cuz the slight burn.

Also try to keep mouth clean with oil pulling and hot water & sea salt swish.

Dietary Changes, Multiple Remedies
Posted by Hilary (Nj) on 03/23/2017

We are trying your recommendations with the doses changed slightly, seeing that my son is 6. He currently has two abscesses from two teeth that had dental work done on them (fillings) when he was 2. Can you tell me more information about the diet you followed? No grains, no sugar, we have decided to cut out fruit too. Did she just eat lots of veggies? Any grass-fed meat or free range white meat? Eggs? Any raw dairy? I ask this because it seems like the raw dairy makes the abscesses swell up more. Interested to see what worked for your daughter. Thank you!

Pyrogenium (Homeopathic Remedy)
Posted by Nancy (Arizona) on 03/19/2017

I had first read about someone using pyrogenium on Earth Clinic for their tooth issues and would like to hear from someone who has had experience using this product. I have done some research and read that you can cause more health issues if you take too much. I have also seen on a homeopathic site where someone takes 200c. How do you know how much you're suppose to take for a tooth abscess? Can anyone advise? TIA

Tea Bag With Clove Oil
Posted by Sabine B. (Fort Wayne, In) on 03/18/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Tea Bag + Clove Essential Oil for Tooth Infection

Double up: add a few drops of clove oil to a tea bag. Beats Oragel and has me off of the heavy duty painkiller I was prescribed after only having to take one pill.

I can concentrate again and the swelling has gone down! Amazing!

Dental Abscess Remedies
Posted by Chris (Alberta) on 03/17/2017

Hello, can you tell me what MMS and EC is? I have an abscess that is apparently the result of a root canal from yrs ago. Its not painful but swelled up when I first noticed it. Now that its subsided a bit due to antibiotics I am wondering if I can actually get it healed up with out the recommended surgery thats going to cost 1500.00....

Thanks Chris

EC: MMS is the acronym for Miracle Mineral Solution (a supplement) and EC refers to Earth Clinic!

Garlic, Tumeric
Posted by Rubin (North Carolina, Usa) on 03/07/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I used turmeric and garlic cloves crushed from someone else's suggestion on this site for a tooth infection and want to thank them because it worked right away.

Colloidal Silver, DMSO
Posted by Et (California) on 01/12/2017

Maybe because some say that colloidal silver can add to heavy metal load in some individuals.

Posted by Mindy (Utah) on 12/14/2016

Can someone clarify a little? In the first part of the recipe you reference parts, but the rest of the recipe is measurements. Is it 3 tsp.?


Garlic, Vitamin C and Bamboo Salt
Posted by Yvonne (Singapore) on 11/28/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Hi guys, woke up with dull pain in lower molar, went to a random dentist nearby at 10am (and though a regular cleaning will do the job), the 'cold test' they performed made the pain worse (unbearably excruciating and non-stop), that I have to keep holding water in my mouth or the pain keeps coming back. At 2pm, I can't take it anymore, went back, they told me it was really bad gum infection with pus and my molar was shaking. So they suggested periodontist specialist and root canal. I can't wait and make a trip to periodontist specialist and didn't want to do root canal after reading all the bad things about it, so in desperation, I opted for extraction. 1 day after the anesthesia of the extraction dies off, the neighboring teeth and gum start to ache (bacteria spread), so I started on the ponstan and antibiotics given by the dentist, which helped reduce the infection/inflammation by around 40%.

Then after reading reviews of this site, I started chewing garlic and taking lots of Vitamin C (6,000mg) for a couple days. Both helped by around 70%. Then there is the side effect of skin burn/sore on the cheek and inner lips with use of garlic, so garlic can't be used constantly.

But what I would like to share with whoever is reading this review is that Bamboo Salt (9x baked) is the game-changer. It managed to fix the remaining 30% sensitivity, sore and ache in nearby gum, teeth and extraction site, that garlic and Vit C can't fix). I really didn't have to extract my molar if I knew about bamboo salt before I go to the dentist.

All my gums and teeth and in perfect shape now. Google "Bamboo Salt" and there are medical reports it can even cure oral cancer:

EC: Interesting, thank you!

For those who don't know much about this Korean remedy...

Jukyeom is a Korean folk remedy consisting of salt roasted in bamboo. ... The trace elements in the clay and bamboo are thought to make this form of salt more healthy. Historically, jukyeom has been used as a digestive aid, styptic, disinfectant, or dentifrice.


Oil Pulling, Iodine, Oil of Oregano
Posted by Marie (New York) on 10/10/2016

I am going to try the oregano. I have a slight ache now...well, had. I use peroxide mixed in with water and hold there 5 min and spit out then do again numerous times a day. Ache went away. Was eating now, so will do it again. I like the oregano idea. I'm gonna try that too. Thanks. Good info.

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