I've used a warm, wet black tea bag on an abscess MANY times within the past few years & its worked everytime. This is a life saver!! I had braces for 9 years straight after my dental office closed & no other dentist would touch another docs work. It completely ruined my teeth. When I was finally able to take my braces off, my teeth litteraly crumbled into pieces. I've gotten my top teeth replaced but not the bottoms yet. I get an abscess about every month. This is the only thing that's actually helped me!!
Was googling natural remedies for tooth abscess, discovered this site thank you thank you,
After being in pain from Friday till Sunday night, painkillers weren't helping much at all, I was in agony non stop throbbing in gum, did the wet tea bag and the pain relief was immense, the swelling went down and the pain stayed away till I managed to get to the dentist for treatment, thank you
I found your page while frantically searching for a quick natural remedy for my abscessed tooth. I used the tea bag remedy and it worked. AMAZING!
I had a large tooth abscess which was getting larger very quickly, causing swelling to my face and a lot of discomfort. I tried gargling salt water a few times which slightly helped but then the abscess would grow more. I read about the black teabag trick and applied a warm teabag to the abscess for around 15 minutes. During this time I pressed and squeezed the bag against my sore gum.
To my complete shock when I removed the teabag it was covered in blood and pus which it had extracted from my mouth. The abscess was totally drained, swelling reduced quickly and next day the absess was completely gone.
I did not require any other treatment at all- literally 15 mins of he teabag had cured my abscess. Please please try this if you have a similar problem, I can recommend highly enough. Natural remedy are the best! :)
Had a really big abscess, and HAD to go to the ER because I was in so much pain and so swollen I looked like a bullfrog. Anyway, they put me on strong I.v. antibiotics and painkillers immediately and sent me up to get an x-ray done. Doctor looked at them and said that thing is like the size of a golf ball, but it's more a job for a dentist than us. Then she whispered to put a black tea bag on it when I got home....
Got home, dampened down a black tea bag, and put it around my tooth for about 20 mins. Got mad that it wasn't working (lol, ) and took it out. 5 minutes later my mouth erupted in abscess liquid disgustingness! It was the worst thing I've ever tasted, and I was spitting that stuff out for, it seems like, forever, but holy cow does it work.
Warm tea bag pulled some of the infection... Still painful but released the infection pressure.... Broken tooth exposed nerve.. Not in position to pay for a dentist... I have chronic epilepsy also and that's part of reason for broken teeth... Thank u for this remedy... My wife told me about it and I thought no way this will work but I have to give props to her, she was right.
I've tried anything & everything to make the awful tooth pain to go away. I can handle pain pretty good, but toothache pain is another story! So, late this evening my mother ask me have I put a wet tea bag on it yet & I said no ma'am & kept put orajel max and other liquids similar on the affected area. I took 2-3 Otc meds to help ease the pain, & nothing.
So, about 2 hrs later I got get a wet tea bag & place it in my mouth around the tooth & after about 5 mins I notice the pain easing. After about 15 mins it was feeling a lot better. I left it on for another 15 mins for about 30 mins total!!! When I removed the teabag the swelling had gone way down and the pain was gone!
I fell asleep for about 4 hrs and woke up in a little pain and placed the teabag back on the area again. Once again in 5-7 mins I notice relief! I then repeat the same thing as before but this time leaving the teabag in my mouth and around the tooth for 45-50 mins! I noticed a little blood and puss this time on the teabag! So, this works!!! I taste a bit nasty but it's nothing compared to the pain I was in!!!
I have been battling with a couple abscesses on my top right gum for almost 2 weeks now. I had read about using a tea bag to help with the pain and extraction of the pus and blood. Today I finally tried it. My gum feels so much better already! I'm going to do it 2 more times today and for the rest of the week. Thank you for publishing this remedy.
Yes, the tea bag works 100%. Last night I was in so much pain I was seriously thinking about heading to the ER. I couldn't take it anymore. I thought OK, if this teabag thing doesn't work then I'm going in. I wet a black tea teabag and placed it on my gums and around the tooth that was causing the toothache. It started to relieve the pain right away. I laid down with the teabag still in place and fell asleep. I woke up about 4 hours later and was pain free. I took the tea bag out to rinse it and noticed that even without it there I wasn't in pain. It's been about an hour or so and I'm still pain free. This WORKS! It will get you by until you can get into your dentist. I tried just about everything I could think of last night and nothing worked like the teabag did.
My rear left molar gets infected often. I cannot afford dental work and am not in a situation to easily obtain antibiotics, so I did some reading, tried this, and this is how it worked out. I want to start off by admitting that I'm a smoker and my gums would make a dentist cry. That said...
I swished with warm salt water first, and then steeped a Bigelow black teabag in boiled, hot water for 3 minutes, as if I was actually making a normal cup. I dumped the tea out (yuck) and put the bag in the back of my mouth and chewed down on it. I watched an episode of a TV show to shift my focus from the bag while spitting out the tea (I hate tea) juice mixed with my saliva every once in a while. The worst of the pain subsided for me after about 5 minutes but I kept it on there for a half hour. The swelling went down and the pain was gone. The second time I did this, I felt a tight pinch on my gum and when I took out the bag, some puss and yuck had collected. I'm assuming the bag drew out the nasty or I tore it off after pulling it out. Either way, each session made the area more free of debris and yuck.
At night, I did the same thing but swished with warm chamomile tea afterward and lightly chewed on the bag. Chamomile has analgesic properties and is an anti-inflammatory, so that worked out well AND I was able to get a full night's sleep after chugging a cup of the stuff after swishing. When I woke up, the pain was still gone and the swelling didn't come back until a few hours into my day. Basically, you just find a combination of whatever works for you, be it garlic, clove oil, black tea, peppermint, etc and keep at it every 4-6 hours until you can see a doctor.
To summarize my personal method:
1. Swish and gurgle with salt water or hydrogen peroxide (if you can stand it) to get the grunt of the gunk out.
2. Clamp on steeped bag for a half hour.
3. Drink hot peppermint tea (day) or hot chamomile tea (night) afterward for the extra boost.
4. Take it easy with your toothbrush throughout the day and ensure you sterilize it after each use to negate putting infection right back in your mouth.
5. Repeat 1-3, as needed, every 4-6 hours.
For me, the infection went away after a week but that was just me, I am by no means a doctor, so take my case as anecdotal at best. Again, I'm a smoker so my body takes longer to heal and I cut back while I had the infection. If you're a smoker, try to smoke less when you have a tooth infection.
Heed my warning: This is just a bandaid. Your tooth is still impacted and a breeding ground for bacteria to collect in. If you have an impacted tooth or any gum disease, you need to see a dentist asap because the infection will definitely keep coming back. You do NOT want the infection in your bone or worse: travel to your brain.
I had a tooth extraction 7 days ago--and it got infected. Suffered pain for 7 days. Tried everything drug store had for pain but nothing worked. Finally tried tea bags --amazing results--it works--within 1 hour my pain started going away.
Just put on where the pain is and use 2-3 bags over 2-4 hrs - will cure swelling and pain.
Had a abscess in pain for 3 days, I was taking penicillin and Tylenol + ibuprofen . Would only last 2 hours, in pain the rest of the time. Client told me try tea bag. Could not believe the difference!! Had no pain last night but woke up this morning with pain used the tea bags again, amazingly it worked again . Still swollen but slowly going down.
In response to the black tea and peppermint tea bags! They drew the infection and I no longer look like I have an egg stuck in my cheek/jaw! The pain is minimal, there is still swelling and pain but relief. I will continue and start putting garlic on it and hopefully get a good night's sleep! Thanks everyone! Whew.
Tea bag treatment for tooth abscess WORKS! I thought of going to the emergency room last night because the wisdom tooth pain was so bad.
I used a little warm tap water on a black tea bag, folded it in half (long ways) and placed it on top of the tooth and waited. Within a half hour the pain wasn't so bad within the hour I was saying Thank you! Did it again in the morning for a hour and all I can say is do it, you have nothing to lose but that Dam tooth ache.
Thanks again for the posts.
I just wanted to let you know that I had a horrible, throbbing lower rear tooth that had been bothering me for about a week! I think it was caused from getting a popcorn kernel stuck between my teeth in the gums! My tooth & gums felt really sore, but it caused my lower jaw to ache too. I took ibuprofin, tried the salt rinse and the hydrogen peroxide rinse too, but the pain would come back. I finally tried the tea bag treatment, and let it sit there for over a 1/2 hour each time. I did this about 4 times yesterday and a couple times today. It feels so much better! I couldn't believe it! It must've got the infection out of that tooth or gums. I'm going to keep doing it until it feels 100% better! The black tea bag treatment really works!!! Thanks for the information about doing it!!