Tooth Abscess
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Tooth Abscess Natural Remedies

Salt Water

5 User Reviews
5 star (5) 

Posted by Bob (U.S.A.) on 06/10/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Try this for any tooth or gum pain. Just use 1-2 tbs. of salt, pink or sea salt, dissolve in a glass of water then gargle / swish around in the mouth as along as possible & as needed. It kills the bacteria so the pain and swelling starts going away the first day & 3-4- days healed.

Salt Water
Posted by Brett (Al.) on 03/12/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Dental infection, I had a severe infection under a tooth that had a deep filling that killed the nerve in tooth, this tooth infection under it pushed the tooth up so high I couldnt shut my mouth, had my jaw bone throbbing with every heartbeat,

I used sea salt in water swished around in mouth for 10 to 20 minutes several times a day, took the infection down enough I had the tooth extracted w/o antibodies.

Worth trying.

Salt Water
Posted by Elias I. (Vancouver, Bc) on 06/13/2016
5 out of 5 stars

For a tooth abscess, swoosh salt water around first. The abscess will subside very quickly. Then mess around with your oils and your herbs. Salt should come first. It works, I can tell you from personal experience. And very quickly.

God bless.

Salt Water
Posted by British (Long Island, Ny) on 06/08/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I'm not sure if this will work for a cyst but it works for a tooth abcess. Rinse your mouth with very salty warm water. With each mouthful, swosh it around for as long as you can stand it. Spit and repeat. I've had a broken tooth with a big hole in it for 3 yrs and will get it taken care of eventually but for now, anytime I get pain and it swells up I rinse with salt water. The salt seems to draw out whatever is in there which will ease the pressure and the pain.

Salt Water
Posted by Lisa (Ft Washington, MD) on 01/31/2007
5 out of 5 stars

For my tooth abscess, I swished with sea salt and warm water which drew out the infection. Then I used an ice pack this helped with the swelling and kept the infection from spreading. Ice pack 5 min. on 5 min. off. This keeps the infection from spreading into your jaw and cheek further. My dentist said I did the right thing until I could see him. My tooth looked perfectly fine, nice and white and the x-ray showed nothing wrong, but obviously there was an infection. I am taking a prescription by Green Stone antibiotic for a bacterial infection due to tooth abscess and the swelling is down. I am still using the ice pack, also

Sesame Oil, Clove Oil, Charcoal

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Tamara (Upland, CA) on 01/25/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I had an infection in my gums and it caused extreme pain and i couldn't sleep. I made a paste of sesame oil, clove oil, and activated charcoal. I placed the paste in a small piece of cheesecloth and placed it in my mouth next to the infected gum. I slept with it overnight. The next morning, the infection was gone!!! So Amazing. No more waiting to get into the dentist for an appointment or prescription meds. Activated Charcoal also works great if you are planning on drinking alcohol. I take one capsule for every drink consumed and have no hangover in the morning. Amazing stuff!!

Silica 30c Homeopathic

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Jo Black (Australia) on 04/04/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I have had nerve pain in my tooth radiating upwards into my cheek for a few years. Oil pulling has helped a little with the pain but didn't take it away completely. Ive already had 2 root canals on other teeth and don't want any more.

I was recently in a lot of pain from the tooth and taking aspirin twice a day to get through the day when I googled 'homeopathy for tooth nerve pain' and found Silica recommended.

I already had Silica 30c in my collection of remedies so thought I would try it. I took one dose of 3 pills and immediately could feel something going on. My stomach rumbled and I could feel changes in the tooth. Within 5 minutes, all the tooth nerve pain was gone. It was hard to believe. It's been 3 days now and I haven't needed to repeat the dose. I'm hoping the Silica 30c will cure the infection and prevent the need for another root canal and will report back in a few months. Very impressed.

Replied by Jo Black

It's been a few months now and the intense pain hasn't returned. About once a month the tooth starts to feel very sensitive and as soon as I take the Silica 30c the sensitivity goes away. However when I tap hard on the tooth I can still feel a bit of remnant sensitivity so it hasn't been totally resolved yet. Maybe it takes time but I might try a higher dilution of Silica like 200c or 1M and see if that helps.

Replied by Andrea H
(US- MN)

I cannot find a homeopathic product called Silica 30C. Is this a typo? I would like to try this remedy. I found Boiron brand Silicea 30C and Silica Marina 30 C. But nothing that says just ‘Silica 30C. What brand did you use, who makes this?


You can buy it on amazon or whole foods.

Replied by Katzie

Diatomaceous Earth has silica in it and took away a deep rooted tooth infection, very big, in just two days. My son didn't even bother making a paste; he just put a pile on the tooth every couple of hours. I read there is a small electrical charge in DE that kills bacteria and stuff. I was amazed! He said he felt better almost immediately. DE is mighty impressive!


1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Steeni (Fl) on 11/21/2020
5 out of 5 stars

To start, I have used multiple remedies, but I feel if I had used the silicea from the start, it would not have got so bad (in and out of consciousness, I had to go to ER & get an antibiotic injection). The next day, before attempting oral antibiotic orally, I began taking Silicea and within 3 hours, began filling like myself again.:

1. pain in root of tooth, garlic helped (chew clove every 20 mins, spit, drank water) for 3 days.

2. given full mouth debridement, the pain left root, now felt in the base of the tooth, new batch of garlic was old, plus tongue burned.

3. body pains, head pain, nausea, no choice but to go to ER though I had just ordered Silicea, antibiotic injection, side effects of red itchy eye and almost threw up,

4. Activated coconut carbon paste on a tissue on a bad tooth overnight. Still didn't feel too great. Did org sunflower seed oil pulling (figured out how to do it right), felt great in terms of clarity of thought & can visibly see and feel gum line improving in the whole mouth,

5. began sipping on colloidal silver (CS), felt better but not yet myself, am continuing to put it on a paper towel and over the tooth,

6. 5 pastilles silicea under the tongue, 15 mins after and before eating, within 3 hours returning to myself

Will continue CS on gum bc the tooth tries to get infected after I eat, even after brushing

Also, I will continue sunflower seed oil pulling to help the gum line get to where it needs to be, so maybe I can avoid getting a root canal, which I'm trying to avoid. The tooth that got infected has an exposed root, and I wonder if it also has an old filling.

* I firmly feel that if I had begun the Silicea in the beginning, as well as the CS and proper oil pulling, it would never have got bad enough to go to the ER. Grateful to be on the mend and will update if a root canal is avoided.

Swedish Bitters

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by John H (Pa) on 01/29/2016
5 out of 5 stars

In some cases, soaking Swedish Bitters on cotton or cloth and putting it on the abscess (on the gum or bump on the gum) will greatly help, and if done regularly (at least once or twice per day), it can make the abscess go away.

Some health food stores stock Swedish Bitters, but it is more economical to order it on the internet.

It is worth a try. Drinking the stuff can do a lot of good for the body as well.

Tea Bag With Clove Oil

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

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!

Tea Tree Oil

2 User Reviews
5 star (2) 

Posted by Kobus Zeelie (Pretoria, South Africa) on 08/14/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Usually when I got an abscess I went straight to antibiotics. It happened accidentally when I purchased a bottle of mouth wash with tea tree oil in it, while I already had the abscess but not to cure the abscess just for overall oral health. Any case I had this abscess and was planning to go to the chemist to get antibiotics. I was using the bottle with tea tree oil in it, and in 2 days my abscess was gone, not sure what it does but I use it daily.

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Mitchell (London, UK) on 05/13/2009
5 out of 5 stars

tea tree oil: This is a remedy that works for me....Just soak a tiny bit of cotton wool( about a cotton bud sized piece,) and tuck it under the gum in the infected area, replace ever hour or so. The abcess will diminish after a day.You are not supposed to swallow TTO so avoid this by spitting out into a tissue- but its not fatal.- Definitely the lesser of 2 evils.

Ted's Remedies

1 User Review
4 star (1) 

Posted by Kat (Austin, TX) on 12/18/2006
4 out of 5 stars

I am using clove oil and peroxide... suppose to cure toothache. It does work but it doesn't when you lie down to sleep! I am still trying to fall asleep in pain please help.

Replied by Ted
(Bangkok, Thailand)
383 posts

Dear Kat: In that case, before going to sleep take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda with 1/2 glass of water. Also try to use baking soda as a mouthwash to neutralize the acid first before a clove oil peroxide. If a local store has a half a pound of powdered xylitol, a teaspoon of xylitol taken internally and used as a mouthwash can also help. For remineralization of tooth, some molybdenum supplements may help.

Tooth Abscess Remedies

1 User Review
1 star (1) 

Posted by Wieas (London, Uk) on 09/23/2013

I have now had 2 abscesses on my lower jaw bone. I think this is what my doctor called it when I last saw him. It was either an abscess or an infection he referred to it as but I cannot really remember.

Anyway, what happens is my jaw starts to become really sore and I can feel a lump on my lower jaw bone. This lump cannot be felt inside my mouth but can be felt by pressing my face at the bottom of my jaw.

I was prescribed antibiotics by the doctor on both occasions. I can't take anything with penicillin in as I'm allergic to it and come out in a rash. The problem is although the pain eventually goes when I take the antibiotics I can still feel a very small lump in my jaw which makes me think that the infection has not totally cleared. This has happened on both occasions when I have had an infection. I am worried now that I am going to be more likely to get recurrent infections every few months because of it.

Can anyone recommend anything natural I could take to clear the infection, please? Thank you.

Replied by Baldev
(Maharashtra, India)
189 posts

Hi Wieas,

You can try swishing with Sodium bi Carbonate water, which you can make by disolving one tea spoon of Sodium bi Carbonate in half glass of water. You can do it at least twice a day and it should keep the bacteral infection at bay. Good Luck


Replied by Wieas
(London, Uk)

Hi Baldev, thanks for your response. Is Sodium Bicarbonate the same as Bicarbonate of Soda, that we in the UK buy in the supermarket?

Replied by Baldev
(Maharashtra, India)
189 posts

Yes, You can use that. Baldev

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)

Dear Wieas,

Concerning your desire to find a natural antidote to the infection on your jaw; This is what I'd do if this were me... I'd take a high parts per million solution of colloidal silver (over 100 ppm) and mix with an equal part of DMSO, a solvent and carrier. A cap full and a half of both... Or a tablespoon of each and use white paper towel to soak up the mix. When combined the mix will become warm. Immediately soak the paper towel with the mix and apply the soaked part of the paper towel to the jaw where the absess is located. Hold there for fifteen minutes. Repeat an hour later.

Repeat the same protocol the next day. And the next. By the third day you should be able to tell a big difference. If better, continue the treatment.

The silver solution kills the virual/fungal/bacterial infection and the DMSO carries the silver INTO the jaw.

Best to you,


Replied by John

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 dmso
  • 1 part distilled water
  • 2 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!

Tooth Abscess Remedies
Posted by Cindy (Cochrane, Wi.) on 01/10/2013

Dear Earth Clinic readers, I am asking for your help. Two days ago at a dental appointment, an xray showed an absess/cyst at bottom of a tooth. Root canal is recomended asap. I have no pain and didn't know I had it. I believe in dr. hal huggins in not having root canals (have had past ones pulled). I seriously do not want to have a root canal done and am wondering what Bill could suggest or anyone that has been able to clear up this condition. I am sure it is affecting my health. Thanks in advance.

Replied by Liz
(Westchester County, Ny)
1 out of 5 stars


Hi Linda, it is very dangerous to let a tooth abcess go untreated. My husband had a tooth abcess a couple of years ago. He'd had a toothache with minor pain for about a week and didn't pay much attention to it until a red line started to form down his neck one morning. He was about to leave the country on business but realized (Thank GOD) that it was now a medical emergency and rushed to get the tooth removed. The oral surgeon who extracted his tooth said he had reached him just in time and that it would have been a disaster if he had gotten on the plane to travel to Europe. As I have since learned from multiple dentists, infection from a tooth abcess can kill you so it is very important to treat an abcessed tooth as soon as possible. Best to you, Liz.

Replied by Anon

Hi, Have the tooth removed and take antibiotics for the infection, take vit c and zinc to heal. Do not take any sugar/ fruit to prevent candida. If necessary afterwards take an iodine supplement.

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