Tooth Abscess
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Onion Remedy for a Tooth Abscess

| Modified on May 28, 2023
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Red Onion Remedy on Earth Clinic.
Learn how Earth Clinic readers use red onions to treat a tooth abscess.

Red onions are rich in sulfur.  Sulfur content can lend the onion antibiotic and antiseptic qualities that are helpful for external and internal use.

Learn more about the healing benefits of Onions here or continue reading below in the comments section for feedback on how to use the onion remedy for infected teeth!

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4 User Reviews

Posted by Dee (Decatur, Illinois) on 01/02/2023
5 out of 5 stars

I accidentally discovered the red onion method for a tooth abscess. I had a sandwich that had red onions. Because of my craggy tooth a piece of onion got caught in it. After trying to get it out for about 10 minutes, using my tongue and mouth suction with the lips closed, I finally got it out...... followed by pus. The onion being there started pulling out the infection. AWESOME STUFF!

Posted by Dan W (Woodstock, NY) on 04/23/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I'm surprised this remedy isn't up already on the tooth abscess section: Red onion. Actually, any onion will do, but red onion seems to work the fastest. Slice up a raw red onion, bit by bit. Hold a slice in your mouth and chew slowly for about 15-30 minutes. Repeat as necessary. The pus and phlegm should drain right out, and the inflammation should go way down. It worked like magic for me. I was experiencing severe pain to the point of shooting pains into my skull and through my jaw, even starting to go down my neck. (eek!) This stopped the infection and the symptoms dead in its tracks.

Replied by Angela

Hi Dan,

How many days were you on the onion treatment? I'm having problems with pain. Thank you in advance for your reply.

Posted by SallyAnn (Andrews, Indiana) on 08/12/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Onion skin takes away pain and swelling on tooth abcesses. I used a peeled piece of onion enough to cover the abcess.

Replied by Susan
(Spokane, Washington)
5 out of 5 stars

I didn't actually use the onion skin remedy for my toothache but I did use raw onion large enough to be placed over the affected tooth and that almost instantly removed the pain.