Took my 9 year old daughter to the dentist and come to find out she had a gum abcess and infection in a tooth with a cavity. Of course their first recourse was to put her on antibiotics so they could pull the tooth 1 week later. I refused the antibiotics, nicely, but I still got the dirty look and the "note" on the file. So, my daughter and I were very determined to stop the issue in it's tracks... Just to prove them wrong if nothing else. This isn't for the lazy at heart... it's 7 days of killing an infection and keeping it killed.
First of all, NO sugar. She got whole grain bread maybe once per day, but not at all if we could get away with it, other than that, no grains. Pasturized dairy was cut way back to just cheese on occassion. That means no sodas or juices, water was the drink of the week. Whole, low sugar fruits are okay (apples, berries, melon), and of course veges.
Okay, now for the fun part: once per day she did a rinse of water with baking soda and peroxide (I never really measured it, just put some water - maybe 1/4 cup?? -- in a cup with maybe 1 tsp of baking soda and 1/2 tsp of peroxide or so). Twice per day she did a rinse of a commercial tea tree mouthwash with an extra 4 drops of grapefruit seed extract added. Each rinse is done after brushing the teeth.
Once per day, the infected area was sprayed with 2 squirts of colloidial silver, 10 ppm.
Every day she took supplements of:
Vitamin C, 1000 mg
Vitamin D 10-15, 000 IU
Chelated Zinc 100 mg
Oil of Oregano 45 mg (standardized to 70% carvacrol)
Olive Leaf 310 mg with 40 mg of powdered extract standardized to 18% oleuropein
Krill Oil for Omega 3's
A Garlic supplement for Immune support, though if I could have gotten her to take whole, crushed garlic I would have been happier.
And Alpha Lipoic Acid 100 mg
Definitely believe in leaving nothing to chance.
We started this regimen on a Monday afternoon when she got home from school, and by Wednesday she was totally pain free. The cavity itself lightened in color. We kept it up for the entire week, and by the time she got to the dentist for the extraction... Well, they were surprised. Looked at her file, looked in her mouth, asked her if there was any pain (she replied no, naturally), and then the super sweet assistant actually asked me how we did that. They confirmed that she was completely infection and abcess free.
Sorry for the lengthy post, but I always like to see amounts and directions... So hopefully this can help someone else :-)
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
(San Diego, Ca)
A few weeks ago I had a molar that was abscessing with the swollen gum becoming painful. I found the garlic remedy too painful and found another remedy somewhere that worked like magic. The remedy is simple: Mix equal amounts of peroxide and DMSO -- about a teaspoon of each. Swish for a few minutes --5 minutes being ideal. Pain gone. If your abscess is advanced, you may have to swish the DMSO/peroxide solution more than once. It worked for me on the first try. but I did catch it early.
DMSO, Hydrogen Peroxide
I used a mixture of DMSO and hydrogen peoxide to swish for about 5 minutes. I did this twice. I used about 1/2 teaspoon of each. You may want to add a little distilled water if you find the mixture too strong. Pain gone the first time but repeated it anyway. I'm sure I found this remedy on Earth Clinic and now I can't find it.
If a tooth infection returns, this will get to the root cause. Iodine has been used throughout history in denistry because of its ability to help rebuild tissue, while acting as one of the worlds strongest natural antibiotics. The combination of iodine and garlic internally will also kill any infection that might be lingering in the blood. I had a very serious bone, root and possible blood infection, as a result of reoccurring root infection and abscess. This was stemming from an underlying jaw bone infection. I have tried all of the other cures on here, and garlic especially does work. In my case however it would always return, maybe even months later. It was not until I dealt with the underlying bone infection, (and dmso is the only way I know how to do this), that I have been infection free for years now.
DMSO and Nacent Iodine Rinse, plus 6 drops of Nacent Iodine and 6 cloves of garlic internally daily.
(Iodine and garlic to be taken separately) (Not for people on thyroid medication)
This will not only cure ANY abscess, but will also cure any underlying jaw bone infection that may be present, to prevent infection re-occurrences.
(Test mouth sensitivity first with a couple drops)
7 parts dmso1 part distilled water2 parts nacent iodine
1. Make sure mouth is clean(salt water or hydrogen peroxide rinse first)
2. Swish iodine dmso solution for 10 min, better swallowed after rinse, again thyroid must be healthy. (this will also ease the pain)
3. Wait 10 more minutes without eating or introducing anything into the mouth, and better not to rinse immediately this will give it more time to reach deep into the gums and even bone.(the dmso, will take anything with it into the blood so keep this in mind) including smoking, drinking or food.
4. After waiting 10 mins, follow with a 5 min salt water or hydrogen peroxide rinse, to close the mouths super absorbent state.
5. Do not eat anything, or drink anything except water, for at least 1 hour following this.
This can be done several time a day, but watch your iodine consumption if swallowing the rinse everytime.
Always better to see the dentist first but for those of us that can't, THIS WORKS!
(Ten Mile , Tn)
Tooth abscess /swollen gums:
- Mix about a teaspoon of DMSO with a pinch or two of table salt.
- Dissolve the solution/apply with finger on top of the abscess and all around the affected area. Spit.
- Do not rinse or eat for at least an hour.
Bedtime application works best. bye bye root canal $$$$
Also ground sage and water make a great oral rinse for fast toothache relief.
But for infection & abscess, the DMSO and table salt mix applied topically can't be beat!
I have had an abcessed tooth off and on for a while. I have tried just about everything on it and found one of the best remedies to be eucalyptus tea bags. Put the tea bag in your mouth around the infected tooth and hold it in there as long as you feel necessary. sometimes I would sleep with one. When you take the bag out you can literaly see some of the infection on the bag that has been drawn out of your tooth.
Fenugreek steeped into a tea / mouthwash cured abscessed teeth. I rinsed my mouth and then soaked a gauze pad and placed in in my mouth for an hour at a time and it drew the infection out of my system. Sometimes I had to open a little hole in my gums so it would drain. I had 10 abscessed teeth at one time and did this for many months. It helped me alot as I didn't have any medical coverage to go to a dentist myself. I still to this day recommend this to anyone with the same problem.
My four year old had a tooth abscess a few weeks ago. It was in the gum above one of his top front teeth. I only knew what it was because my firstborn had had the same thing almost 20 years ago. At the time we knew nothing else to do so we went to the dentist. I think the dentist pulled the tooth and gave him an antibiotic.
Well, knowing what to do at home didn't mean a four year old was going to be too keen on my treatment plan. The best course of action seemed to be putting clay on the abscess overnight. I have done this myself and knew the clay would stay put, or at least would only slowly wear away from the area overnight. Anyway, it seemed the best option!
I had French Green Clay powder handy (thanks to Mmsg's mention of it a number of times over the years! ) and mixed equal parts in a little cup. I waited a few minutes until it was like mud. I smeared a pea sized amount over the abscess area after he was in bed and very sleepy. I made a point of making sure he was tired at bedtime so he wouldn't mind so much. I was afraid if he was awake for a while he would fool with it and it would end up not being where I wanted it. In the morning, I removed what was left with a paper towel.
I did this 3 nights in a row. I didn't do anything else. (Maybe I gave him vitamin C during the day, can't remember now. It would have been a good idea anyway! ) After 3 days it was gone. As if it had never been there.
Bentonite clay would have worked as well I think, the French Green was just the most handy at the moment. And I love French Green Clay. It is so silky!
~Mama to Many~
Had a re-occuring back moler - pre-existing tooth/bone infection and in the 9th hour before going to the ER thought I'd give this a try:
Steeped fresh oregano plant from a friends garden and chopped fresh organic lemons (with peels- important) and let both steep (do not boil) together for :30 mins - and swished in mouth every 15-30 mins, then consumed - repeat during waking hours for at least 5 days.
Amazingly, the very severe pain subsided instantly! The medium inflammation reduced daily. It's important to continue applications for 5 days or longer- as needed, even though symptoms are relieved.
I was young when I got braces, which messed my teeth up more then anything! I had my top teeth extracted, after years of fighting with broken teeth, infections, and so on. (now goin through alot with my bottom teeth) ive tried EVERYTHING.. But have found that whole clove garlic (3-5 cloves a day.. I cut them up and swallow them with water) will help with infection, and clove oil works wonders! I couldnt get over how fast clove oil can take away the pain. I dip just the tip of a q-tip into the oil, and hold it to my tooth for a few seconds, then the surrounding gums. It will make your mouth numb if you use to much! I had severe pain that took over one side of my face.
I cant stress how much clove oil has saved me from those sleepless nights, and awful pains. The only other thing that has worked for a little while was natural vanilla extract. I did the same thing, q-tip dipped in the vanilla, but I would take the cotton off the q-tip, and press it against my tooth or gums. I really hope this helps someone out there.. This pain, and having to deal with tooth pain/infection/abcess is the WORST! Btw, garlic works wonders for colds and sinus infections too!
Hi all, I must start with a HUGE THANK YOU to all, I had a tooth-ache (with Abcess) & was in so much pain, felt & looked like my right cheek had gone cpl rounds with mike tyson. Can't get to see a dentist for another week, Doctors said I had to see my Dentist. Anyway found this "web site" thank god, Read thru ya messages on 24th/06/2009, Rushed off to local shops, got bottle of Cloves & then some Garlic buds, 4 boxes of ____________mouth wash. Anyway after doing the works, ending with Cloves & Garlic the pain has gone now the next day, I got sum pus & blood out & swelling has gone down & NO PAIN, how ever, the next day, it still feel a little swallon can this be just the sore-ness & abuse I have given my inner mouth, gum area ? (over the last few days). It don't hurt, NO tooth pain etc. Can it just be swalling of that area now. I just can not THANK YOU enough, Again Many Thanks for the Garlic & Cloves Idea.
Cloves, garlic really worked for tooth pain and abscess!
I have had an abscess that started over a year ago. I looked online and saw that garlic works to kill the abscess. I ate 3 cloves of minced up garlic a day, and after 3 days the infection was killed. I had started eating right, avoiding white sugar and white flour, corn syrup, MSG's and all the other 'non foods' out there, started drinking raw milk, etc. About a month ago I started eating bread a lot, wasn't eating as well as I should have. I also binged on chocolate at Easter, ate a LOT of it. So, what happened? My tooth became infected again! I never was able to get the abscess to drain (I tried using a cottonball and salt/baking soda but it was under my upper gum and I could never get it 'right on' where the swelling was, it would always move and hit where the gum wasn't swelled up). So I went on here to find out about cloves. I don't have clove oil, and the pain was getting worse because I kept putting off treating it with raw garlic. I saw someone mention using clove powder, and dipped a cotton ball in that. It burned my gum, but it's hard to get the powder up there because the abscess is so high up near my cheek and gum. So instead, I got some hot water from the tap (probably 120 degrees, not boiling water, about 1 ounce or less, and took 1/2 teaspoon of clove powder, mixed it in with the water and swished it around my mouth. About 5 minutes later, the pain was pretty much gone! I then minced up a large clove of garlic and ate it (with food, because garlic is pretty hot tasting). So far so good! The powdered cloves in the water worked, and wasn't as burning to my gum either. I will eat another clove of garlic tonight before I go to bed. I keep taking raw garlic until the infection goes away and the tooth stops hurting. Excellent advice, thank you! I tell others about this website, in fact I'm going to email my friend now (she has a lot of tooth problems). Thank you so much!!
hello, I have been reading everything on here, last week I started noticing that my tooth was hurting, im not a big fan of the dentist so I tried ignoring it, then the pain got more severe so I came on here and saw that hydrogen peroxide has helped a lot of you. I tried it and it helped a lot, but then my jaw went numb and I noticed it was a little swollen. Pain in my tooth is minimal, I can eat. And sometimes it doesnt hurt at all. Just my jaw hurts and is swollen. I am trying garlic, but any ideas on the whole jaw situation? my ear has been killing me too.
Garlic, Hydrogen Peroxide
I have been having an issue with an infection in the bone beneath a failed root canal. Antibiotics didn't touch it, and I was told the tooth would have to come out. I started chewing raw garlic for the pain, which worked immediately. I then started rinsing with a 50/50 solution of hydrogen peroxide and water, and after only two days, the swelling has gone down and the tooth again feels like it "fits' in my mouth. I would never have believed that garlic and H2O2 would have made such a remarkable difference, but it has. I may still have to have an extraction in the future, but for now, all is well and that's good enough for me! Thank you EC for this amazing resource!
Garlic and tea bags cured my tooth abscess.
I just wanted to say thank you to eveyone who took the time to post their experiences and remedies on this site. I am one of those lucky people who do not have dental insurance, I have medi-cal but they no longer provide dental care for adults. Ever since I had my kids I keep getting cavities which I had never had before. Any way, my teeth are not in the best condition and recently I took a trip to the emergency room for an abscessed tooth that I had. I took the full ten day dose of penicilin that they gave me. When the prescription ran out my abscess returned immediately, which means it was never gone, it was just reduced. I decide to hit the internet to research some natural remedies and stumbled upon this site. After reading all of the suggestions I went to my kitchen to see what I had. I had plenty of fresh garlic as well as several different kinds of tea. I sliced the fresh garlic and placed it in between my gum and cheek, right up against the abscess. It burned for the first few minutes. I replaced the garlic like seven times that night. Then when I finally went to bed I placed a tea bag against my gum in my cheek as well. First I used a green tea bag becuase that was what was reccomended but I remembered the caffeine and replaced it whith a camomile tea bag. When I woke up my mouth felt much better but I could tell the infection was still there. I went to work and did not mess with it for the first part of the day. In the afternoon I did the garlic slices two times to help with the swelling. When I got home the abscess was big again and I was getting ready to do the garlic again. I went in to the bathroom to look at it and I could see that the pus was closer to the surface. Then all of a sudden it opened up and snot colored pus and a little blood came out. I rinsed my mouth with hydrogen peroxide twice and then water. The garlic and tea bag did in 24 hrs. what penicilin could not do in ten days!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!