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Garlic for Tooth Abscess, Infected Gums and Teeth

Posted by Stephen (Texas) on 07/31/2016

Sorry folks, I have tried garlic, tea bags, and some ocean front property in Arizona for my tooth abscess. The only thing I found that worked was antibiotics.

Posted by Wham (India) on 07/29/2016

Hi guys,

I developed a tooth abscess and it's been a year.It was getting bigger at first and then I somehow managed to reduce the swelling by oil pulling. And there is no pain fortunately. I tried swishing wheat grass juice and tried some garlic .Didn't work :( I read about colloidal silver on here.Not sure about that too :( I really expected garlic to work, sadly it didn't work.I used garlic religiously.But the size of the abscess is not increasing.I don't know what to do :( I don't want to undergo a root canal treatment.Now I'm thinking of colloidal silver and I'm a little skeptical.The abscess is white, hard and very small. I want to treat it naturally.

Any suggestions guys?

Posted by Phyllis (San Francisco, Ca) on 02/08/2016


Hi EC loyalists and followers,

I wanted to raise a red flag of caution to all of you who are prepping and using Garlic for tooth problems. I have relied on Earth Clinic for many health insights and cures. I have been super pleased with my results from so many of you who have taken time to share your cures and offer helpful suggestions. I used garlic just yesterday to address a tiny abscess that I noticed on my gum. I applied several pieces of "raw" garlic to the area (by pressing the garlic against the infected side of my jaw). I left each piece on for approx. 5 minutes and then alternated with a warm sea water rinse and a diluted solution of Hydrogen Peroxide. The boil immediately disappeared after 2 or 3 hours but what happened next sent me to the ER this morning and my condition is still a difficult one.

The garlic blew up the inside of my jaw and the lining looks like a road map to hell. In addition, the swelling advanced to my lip where I now have deep redness, a very unattractive swollen lip and blistering that is 4 times the normal size. I had no idea that garlic could cause such serious damage, certainly not real burns! A little innocent home remedy has led me to an ER visit and a very unsightly 2nd degree burn. I am just reaching out to advise one and all NOT to use garlic in its raw state directly on the inside of your mouth!!

The ER physician mentioned that my burn is equivalent to a chemical burn and she was appalled to know that garlic was the culprit. I am not taking any antibiotics or topical meds for it. I'm just icing it every few hours, praying and applying a little Vaseline and aloe gel on it. Needless to say, whenever I use garlic again, it will be in capsule form. Please take precautionary measures when applying it directly to sensitive gum tissue, I don't want anyone to have to endure what I'm going through right now! I am beside myself and if anyone out there can offer me a suggestion or a proven remedy for how to heal this horrible burn (other than aloe and honey, which has not helped me in the least), I would be sincerely grateful and forever in your debt! Thank you.

Also, I wanted to ask if EC worked with any other "healers" like Ted or would know of a resource bank where I could get help from a respected healer to help guide me around healing this very serious burn?

Thank you and continue the incredible work that you do for humanity.

I look forward to your response.

Phyllis F.

San Francisco, CA

Posted by Kelli (Atlanta, Ga) on 09/17/2013

Garlic totally did NOT work for me... As a matter fact it made my symptoms worse... I eventually had to go to the dentist to get treated properly. I had an abcess and applied the garlic to the infected area, hoping to ease the pain and get rid of the infection, however when I woke up a couple hours later my jaw was so swollen. I eventually made my way to the dentist where I'm on amoxicillin and pain meds, although I'm still in pain, glad to know that I got something I know will work... Guess it just depends on the individual..