Apparently, there are three types of sugar. Glucose, fructose and sucrose. Sucrose is the only kind of sugar which is detrimental to the strength of your teeth. The other two turn out to be good. They trap bacteria and do other good stuff. I don't know all of the technical, scientifical (I know it's not a word, but it should be) theory behind it all, but I have tried this remedy myself and it works! I had a sore tooth for months. I had to stop rinsing my mouth out with hydrogen peroxide because the pain was unbearable. I bought some local honey and started eating a lot (two tablespoons with my coffee in the morning and more here and there when I had the time. Up to probably 10 tablespoons a day. I like honey, so this was easy. I don't think you need that much though. I also chewed on some honey comb that was in the jar. Not sure if that helped either, but it was a good gum substitute. Anyway, my pain is completely gone now and I can rinse with hydrogen peroxide! God bless!
I suffer from horrible absesses. Pain almost as bad as giving birth. I had a molar pulled 2 years ago due to one that I had left untreated.
I also gave up on comercial toothpaste. I started using ONLY baking soda to brush all my teeth. I was advised by my last periodontist to brush UP and DOWN, not side to side. Side to side brushing causes gum irritation and eventually will cause receeding. Mine have. Start at the gums and brush down ( for your bottom teeth you'll actually be brushing UP :)
I will actually wet my brush with HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, then dip into the BSoda. Now I will begin the brushing. I do this several times a day, even in the car while driving.
In conjuntction, I use those little plastic flossers found at the dollar store, as much as possible thru-out the day, in the car, at work, in front of the computer, on the phone, etc. You can HP rinse any time of the day as well. A quick swish and your done.
I have not had an absess (infection) in over 10 years since the first one. Once you get an absess, or even something as common as a toothache, your tooth may be damaged and should NEVER be ignored. Getting rid of the pain is a temporary fix. The problem is still there, and by ignoring it, you are putting yourself at risk of serious infections going in the bloodstream, and/or brain. I read of a man who died from a tooth absess finding its way into the brain. After I heard that, I stopped ignoring all tooth pain.
The general health of your entire body is connected to oral hygiene.
Bypass the Colgate. Try the BS/HP brush and wash instead... You won't regret it, you'll save alot of money, your teeth will be whiter and your overall health will be better. TRUST ME, an experienced absessor!
Just like thousands of other's I had 3 fillings fallout which I attribute to drinking "Mountain Dew" which at the time I had no idea it cause's teeth to lose emanel and even split or break off.!
and now just like others I have no insurance to pay the exorbitant fee's of dentist's and I knew,and felt the pain and abcess had to go ! "But how"??
Well, for the past 3 months I've had "no pain" and I filled the lost fillings with "no pain"! For the fast relief of the pain and to stop the abcess that I had I took the cotton off of a cotton swab and soaked it in 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, and put it in the cavity where the pain and abcess was,until all the pain was gone,which wasn't very long !After that,every time I shave or use bathroom I swish a small amount of HP around in my mouth(this kill's all the germs and bacteria in your mouth) "BUT WHAT ABOUT THE LOST FILLING'S?"
I tried some "DEN TEMP" and all it did is fall out after the first meal I had! But I got a small bottle of
gorilla glue AND put about 6-8 drops on a plastic surface, let it set until it started to harden and took a tooth pick and put some of it on the end of the tooth pick, then applied it into the cavities until each was filled,(I also found the cavity doesn't need to be dry!)it sticks just fine and I eat with the GG in and I still swish the Hydrogen Peroxide and My abcess has stopped and "I'm in "NO PAIN AT ALL"!
I fully realize I'll need treatment at some future point when I can afford it. "BUT FOR NOW I'M HOLDING MY OWN!"
(Saint John, Nb)
Hello everybody, I am looking for a jawbone infection remedy, the dentist recommended to pull everything out, any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Hello, Anyone have Cavitation surgery and know of less invasive ways to get rid of a cavitation. Really nervous to do this but have TMJ and the biological dentist found a cavitation and seems so invasive and makes me sooo anxious. I don't know if I can do it. Any alternative treatments?
I started out with an abscess under a tooth that had a crown removed. It was one that had a root canal so it was dead and I felt no pain. I think I didn't use garlic or tea bags enough to completely remove all infection and the inflammation went into my neck and across both shoulders, my right side up the back of my head, the occipital bones and outside my scalp. My Pickle juice eased the right shoulder pain then I guess the inflammation affected my spleen since that organ is supposed to filter bacteria. I've never had pain like that...so bad I couldn't move without loud grunts. I got up at midnight but was afraid to take anything until I looked up on EC. I would have probably thought about the ER if it wasn't for you guys!! I remember reading how lemon can detox the liver but I couldn't find anything for the spleen at that time...I know it was my spleen from what my husband had gone through a year ago in Feb. so I made warm lemon water (a whole small one)...relief was almost immediate. Then I figured I'd take about 1/2 tsp. turmeric in some warm tap water and went back to bed. I woke up about 3 in less pain so I just took more lemon water and went to bed again. Up again at 7...pain almost completely gone. This is just a report of what I did for me...my neck is still pretty stiff but the other pain is gone.
For Gum Disease = 1x Multivitamin each day
Tooth Abscess = 1/2 tsp crushed Magnesium Chloride in a Glass of Water 2-3 times a day
With both of these remedies you will notice results within a few hours. Pain, tenderness and swelling will gradually reduce until it is complete gone in a 2-3 days. If you have some Magnesium Chloride just before bed, you should notice your abscess has greatly improved by the morning (instead of worse as usually happens). But as the day progresses you will notice it start to become tender again. I believe the reason this happens is because your magnesium levels are still very low and you need to take some more in the morning, and again at lunch time if you feel it necessary, to get your levels up to a satisfactory level.
I am convinced by my own experimentation that both of these conditions are the result of a nutritional deficiency. One being Magnesium deficiency and the other being a deficiency of some or several nutrients in a Multivitamin. I'm yet to nail down exactly which nutrient/s cause gum disease but I know that it's not Vitamin C (well not solely) because I have tried High dose Vitamin C and it didn't work.
My gum disease was confirmed by an xray when I went to the dentist with a suspected tooth abscess. The infection was between the roots in the gum and had not yet reached the tooth. When I asked my dentist how one gets gum disease he said that it can occur when you are run down and your immunity is low; maybe after a hard weekend (wink, wink). As soon as he said low immunity a light bulb when off in my head, 'DEFICIENCY!!! ' My dentist prescribed antibiotics, but I went home and started taking a multivitamin each day. And sure enough it got better! Due to being inconsitent with most things in life, my gum disease has often returned in the past year and I have successfully treated it each time with a Multivitamin a day.
My tooth abscess on the opposite side of my mouth, was not confirmed by xray but the reason I am certain it was an abscess is because the Multivitamin didn't work at all and the tooth had partially broken away. After much research and experimentation I healed the abscess and gum with Magnesium Chloride. I am now seeking to try and remineralize my broken tooth (something I've heard many rumours about) by taking the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K as per Weston A. Prices claims. At the moment I'm taking Cod Liver Oil for A & D, a separate vitamin E capsule and still need to find a good source of Vitamin K. I'll keep you posted on how that goes.
Hi, I've recently begun taking Magnesium Citrate in powder form on a near daily basis along with blackstrap molasses. I'd had a very painful toothache for several weeks (in addition to or resulting in an earache..) and without dental insurance I really can't afford a dentist. After about 3-4 days of taking a teaspoon of magnesium the pain was completely gone! I also no longer have any sensitivity from sweet or very hot/cold foods and beverages. I've made this remedy part of my daily routine and hope to discover more health benefits of this great mineral.
This brings me to something I hoped perhaps Ted or another reader may shed some light on; I came across something called Transdermal Magnesium Therapy which allows the body to absorb magnesium through the skin, and it's supposedly superior to oral supplementation. Several articles mention that magnesium chloride is the preferred form, although they don't describe the application method. They only refer to Magnesium Oil which is a little pricey. Is there a homemade version of this therapy? I appreciate your help, thanks in advance!
I just wanted to report my experience and to thank everyone for their input because using several remedies has helped me so much.
Out of the blue one day last week I got a sharp pain in my lower molar. The pain stopped and I thought no more of it until eating lunch the next day I thought I was going through the roof-like someone stuck a stick in my ear. Right away got on EC for help. The first thing chewed garlic and pain let up quickly. I tried the salt water rinse but it brought the pain back but it subsided after a few minutes. Then I put some put of oregano on it. It helped. Later on the evening I had a slight fever so I ate a bowl of soup and put turmeric powder and cayenne powder to the soup. Fever went down instantly.
Started oil pulling the next morning with EVOO. I cannot pull longer than 5 minutes but my teeth look nice afterwards. As a side note here I was distressed that 5 minutes is about as much as I can handle but reading one of Ted's posts, clearly states that 5 minutes is all he recommends. He thinks that any longer than that can be counterproductive because the bacteria can escape and cause further problems.
Also someone posted how your teeth may hurt as you first start pulling- not really painful but more like how it feels when you get a cleaning. This did happen to me and that should subside. I also think it's time to toss the whitening toothpaste because maybe it's harsh on teeth. Also, I switched to a soft brush.
Another thing about the oil pulling is that EVOO will cause fewer side effects than coconut or sesame or sunflower according to Ted. I must mention that I read years ago in Dr Peter D Adamo blood type book that type O should not use coconut oil. As I have Italian heritage EVOO is probably best for me.
Ted mentioned that daily oil pulling is not good. He said you should take two days a week off to give your body a chance to rest. Do make sure to keep hydrated. A remedy that helped me was in the morning and before bed I put a few drops of oil of oregano on a Q tip and then dipped it in to turmeric powder and rubbed it on gums and teeth and as far down inside of my cheek that I could. 5 days later I have no pain or swelling. I plan to continue this regimen for at least a week and regular oil pulling for the future.
I'm sorry this is so lengthy but I had to report. Stay well and stay positive❤Arlene
** I will post a summary of my regimen at the bottom**
I had a tooth abscess that seem to be at the root of my gums. I am still not 100% but my pain is greatly reduces and the abscess is now at the top of my gums, there is no more swelling at the root. Today is Wednesday. On Sunday I felt very light tooth pain, it was not severe and I was able to press through the day. By Monday the pain increased so I started using clove oil on the tooth and took Naproxen. By Tuesday the pain was so unbearable that a normal dose of Naproxen no longer worked on the pain. My go to remedy is always golden milk. In the golden milk I am adding coconut oil, and trying to get at least 2 tbs of coconut oil a day. Along with golden milk I am swishing with tea tree oil and Himalayan salt. I also made a poultice of turmeric, ginger, and bentonite clay. I apply it with gauge for as long as I can stand having the gauge in my mouth. This really helps with the pain. As soon as I take it off there is intense throbbing that seems to subside pretty quickly. I believe this is what moved the abscess to the top of my gums. My only dilemma is will the abscess rupture on its on eventually. I will continue this course of treatment for 10 days.
** Regimen - I am following for 10 days **
I am not following any sort of schedule and just taking it as it goes.
Take daily: 2 to 3 cups of golden milk w/ at least 1 tsp coconut oil you should try to work slowly up to 2 or 3 tbs per day or you could experience diarrhea. Poultice packed on the area w/ gauge hold in mouth as long as you can - poultice = pinch of bentonite clay, pinch of turmeric, and pinch of ginger or black pepper mixed with enough coconut oil to make a paste, at least twice per day After every meal and before bed - swish with tea tree oil and Himalayan salt mixed into warm water.
I hope this helps!
EC you are a lifesaver. Had bad abscess but I do not have dental insurance and I'm gearing more toward natural remedies. Colloidal silver 1 tsp 3x a day as well as swishing to the bump, alpha lipoic acid 600 mg 2x, applied mixture of baking soda and pink salt over it, dab apple cider vinegar and cloves essential oil. Take 3g vit C 3x. Applied frankincense essential oil over the swollen jaw, face, and lymph, this helped a lot with pain and allowed me a good night sleep. By morning abscess is flat, very slight pain. Will continue treatment for maybe a week for good measure. Thanks to all who posted comments.
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.
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.
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.
My friends, TUMERIC, TEA TREE OIL (TTO), SALT, GARLIC, AND CINNAMON.
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!
At one night, I noticed a swelling on my gums above one tooth with a huge amount of composite filling. I went to the pharmacy first to get some Corsodyl (both the mouth water and the gel). Also I used salt-water for rinsing. The swelling subsided a bit. then a few days later I went to the dentist, who said that the root was infected and that I needed root canal treatment.
I had some distrust to this diagnosis, as I did not have any pain (pain typically precedes the swelling in periapical abscess). he had taken x-rays, but he was not very clear why that indicated an infection of the root.
I learned though that in some cases there may not be any pain with a periapical abscess. On the other hand, I found that some infections may seem like they are at the root but are in fact not and are just periodontal. Anyway the pain was non-existent, and the swelling was small. So I thought it was a bit early to say that horrible treatment (both in terms of the poisining as well as the amount of money) is the only thing you could do for a tooth. And if I failed to cure it myself, there was time enough left before things would get wrong severely.
So I start looking for some of the natural treatments online. The first thing I found was neem powder which has strong antiseptic effect. Then I found this great website earthclinic, where there were many things you could do for an abscess: garlic, oil pulling, echinacea, etc.
-oil pulling as I woke up and at other times when I had a near empty stomach. olive oil worked best for me. coconut oil is simply too delicious.
-rinsing with salt water after meals
-taking a clove of garlic, then biting it in smaller pieces. If burn, then swallow some or add some water. most of the pieces however parked right next to the abscess.
-putting a wet teabag on the abscess after the rinsing
-drinking tea with neem powder and echinacea powder a few times a day. maybe a third of a small spoon of each added to grean tea or water.
-I stopped eating bread which sticks to the teeth and whose carbohydrates seem to be ideal for feeding bacteria.
-in a few days, the puss became visible, so I started some draining procedure.
Draining procedure: sterilize needle by boiling it in water; poke a hole at the site where the puss is visible; then use paper tissues to push the puss out.
-when it was draining, at some point I decided to give the alternative (no fluoride) toothpaste a go, and to stop the fluoride toothpaste. While the abscess was very miniscule at this point, it is noteworthy that the day after the abscess was gone. The toothpaste I used was using water, coconut oil, neem powder and echinacea powder. I now use this and sometimes add some salts (e.g. sodium+potassium) in there.
-After using the regimen, it only took me 3-4 days and the abscess was entirely gone.
Now that the abscess is gone, it is worthwhile to think that there may still be a small infection inside that may come back to form an abscess at some time. So I plan to maintain a oral health regime like this, though perhaps with a bit lower frequency.
-I will report back if the abscess reappears so to inform the community.