Tooth Abscess
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Garlic for Tooth Abscess, Infected Gums and Teeth

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Posted by Sheena (Duluth, Mn) on 08/22/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I am going through an abscess on my upper right tooth now and I have been dizzy, off balance, had pressure in my ears, headache, and even tightness in my neck by my glands and mind you, my upper lip, under one side of my nose, cheek up to my eye is swelling. I've been on antibiotics for almost 24 hrs. But since this morning, I've been eating raw garlic and holding crushed or sliced pieces on my gums and tooth, the ear pressure went away, tightness in my neck went away too. Still a little dizzy. I definitely think it's related to the abscess.


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Posted by Ian (Edinburgh) on 08/13/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Firstly, let me be clear here. I am currently 24hrs into a course of antibiotics for a seriously swollen abscess. I had an abscess on the same tooth 3 weeks ago and was prescribed antibiotics. I tried various home remedies at the time (salt water, tea bag, turmeric to name a few) and it took a full 4 days for it to disappear. I hadn't however tried raw garlic. This time I got no warning as I did the last time, I woke up yesterday with what felt like a golf ball in my mouth, swollen from my top lip up to my left eye and in quite a bit of pain so I went to the dentist who prescribed more antibiotics and a follow up in a week. I couldnt wait another 4 days so I tried garlic this time.

Late last night I cut a clove of fresh garlic in half and mashed it flat with a knife, I put it between my upper gum and cheek for as long as I could stand the sting then chewed it up a bit into the damaged tooth and swallowed it with water (to fight it from the inside as well). I left it 10 mins and repeated with the other half and went to bed as the pain was subsiding enough to get some sleep. This morning I went straight at it again with the aforementioned method and again the pain started to subside, the swelling was definitely reduced but I was getting sick of chewing garlic. At around 6pm tonight I decided id manage to eat soup so I chopped half a clove of garlic finely and mixed it into the warm soup and tried to chew the little bits as I went.

To my absolute amazement around half an hour later I could taste blood, I spat it out and it seemed like dark stagnant stuff so I pressed on my cheek, which was painful but worth it. The swelling completely drained down and apart from my gum feeling a little tender I am almost completely pain and swelling free. I can't say for sure it was the garlic but it's the only thing I did different this time and its been a massive improvement and I believe the people who claimed it worked for them.

At the end of the day it's only garlic so just try it anyway.


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Posted by Rachael (Las Vegas, Nv) on 07/23/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I had a wisdom tooth that got infected to the point I was nauseous and couldn't sleep or eat. I crushed up some fresh garlic cloves with a very small amount of water, maybe a teaspoon, continued to crush until the garlic was invisible. I used only a teaspoon of the garlic juice to swish in my mouth of the effected area for 1 minute and rinsed out with warm water, with minutes maybe seconds the pain was going down to where I could sleep. I continued to rinse with the same batch the next morning and it continues to heal. I reapeated the process every 20 minutes. I hopes that helps someone.


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Posted by Koo Seng Seng (Malaysia) on 05/30/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I'm 27 years old this year, I just had the first tooth infection in my life and it's beyond nightmare. I read many reviews here and seems like mine is not as serious, but causes me several sleepless nights. I can only lie down on bed with extreme pain and inflammation in my gum and pray that I can somehow fall asleep. I took paracetamol and antibiotic frequently but at most, it can only cure headache and reduce the inflammation a little. The inflammation would come back within an hour or two before I'm allow to take another round of paracetamol. One night, I even took the first pain killer in my life and hope that the pain will relief a little so that I can sleep. I have totally no mood in doing anything at all after my work. I just want to finish all my stuff and faster go to sleep. I don't have mood to talk to my girlfriend, play game or surf internet.

The strange thing about this infection is that it only happen around evening time. I usually feel slightly uncomfortable in the morning right after I woke up. After I took my usual breakfast and off to work, I felt better. Perhaps it's what people refer it as the circadian rhythm thing. My gum started to act up usually around 4pm to 6pm, and then it worsen, torture me and last till the entire night until I successfully fall asleep. The pain occur around the wisdom tooth at the left side, and it happen on both upper and lower jaw. I got no idea how tooth infection would be because this is my first, I thought it's like regular inflammation that would go away after drinking plenty of water and cool down my body. As a result, it got worsen so much that I can feel that my face area, slightly below my left ear area, was kind of numb and it's like a needle keep poking into it. There was one night when I feel totally numb and stiff on the left side of my face, neck, and extend to shoulder area. In usual night, the inflammation in my gum is so intense that I felt like my gum is very, very swollen. Both my upper and lower tooth basically has no gap in between if I let my mouth close as usual.

I couldn't take anymore sleepless night anymore and since it's worsen instead of going away, I went to the dentist and the dentist told me it's tooth infection in both wisdom tooth on the left side, so both left side wisdom tooth must be extracted to get rid of the infection. I know tooth extraction won't kill me but I'm the ordinary people that afraid of dentist and tooth extraction. My heart was sunken when I heard tooth extraction. Afterwards, a friend of mine whom her mom also work as a dentist told me that the infection usually start from the pulp, which is the inner side of the tooth. Means my tooth probably has hole or cavity and allows bacteria to infect and attack the pulp. Antibiotic, brushing teeth, rinsing with salt water or with the hydrogen peroxide thing can only relief the pain in gum but won't kill the infection completely. So I was convinced and kind of depress that tooth extraction is the only option I had.

Until I spend more time to search for alternate solutions over the internet and came across earth clinic and this post. Without much hesitation after I read the instruction here and the reviews, I go to the kitchen and grab one garlic clove. Place it between my infected wisdom tooth and crush it. At first it's a little spicy, then I can feel the juice is coming out. Rather than natural numbing sensation, I actually felt unbearable sharp burn and sting. Many reviews said they just endure the burn and sting until the pain is gone, but I really couldn't take it and spit out the juice before crushing it for 3 minutes. After that, instead of the usual gum pain, the burning pain is what left in my mouth. My gum is quite painful because of the burning sensation but I guess it's better than the usual infection pain. I did not rinse my mouth with anything and just go to bed.

The next three day, I don't experience much pain anymore. At the 2nd and 3rd day after the garlic treatment, I even had grilled and fried stuff after an entire month of torture and pain in my gum and I feel so good being alive!

But I was wrong that the infection was gone. Few days later, the same pain is back in the middle of a working day and I got serious headache and I almost on a sick leave. I immediately go for garlic again that night and this time, I crush it for as long as I could even if my gum is very, very hurt because of the burning sensation from garlic, and swallow the juice because I read that garlic can also boost immune system. My gum is more hurt for the next few days, but still better than the infection gum pain.

And then I learn that crushing the garlic with teeth and endure the burning is not the only way. Crushing the garlic with your teeth kill the infection that reside in your teeth from the surface, but actually your immune system also need some boosting to strengthen themselves and fight the infections from the inside. And the world is happen to be so wonderful that garlic provide great boost of immunity too. So instead of biting garlic and let the juice burn my gum, I cut 2-3 raw garlic cloves and add into my oat meal, noodles, salad, and anything I can eat with.

But an advice for eating raw garlic, do not cook them because raw garlic contains of the necessary component we need to deal with tooth problem. Once it's cooked, the necessary stuff will be gone.

Now I'm not completely heal yet, as I can still feel slight pain some time. But I'm free to eat whatever beef burger, fried chicken, grilled pork and all foods that I love without experience the pain that I had previously. And best of all, I don't need to go through wisdom tooth extraction, spent large amount of cash on that, and my tooth is saved. Definitely will go to the dentist soon to check up and make sure everything is good.

So thanks earth clinic and all the wonderful reviews here about their experience in using garlic for treatment.


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Posted by Alisaardmx (Victoria B.c) on 04/10/2016
5 out of 5 stars

It is 1:00 am and I am here searching for cures for this massive wisdom tooth infection and I'm very interesting what people has to said about garlic which is a WONDER!! For me as I read I find this post by Angy; 2 weeks a go I start experience dizziness spells that last everyday when I moved fast, I had problems with anemia the last year that start with dizziness spells so I thought anemia was hunting me back.

One week ago on Monday I lost my balance totally I feel my ears were clogged and had blurry vision at this moment I already finished a bad cold that last almost a week, until this moment I had no tooth pain at all. I went to see the doctor and I had some blood test done to check up on the anemia. My ear was sore like burning sensation I had some mild headache, the doctor check my mouth and ask about my teeth I told her that I have the 2 wisdom tooth roots left in each side top of the mouth, she recommend to go and see the dentist and get them out.

Like I said at that moment I had no pain after I got home I start feeling a little swollen in the wisdom left over roots in the right side upper mouth haha, next day Thursday got worst my off balance got better but the infection emerge so I start oil pulling and oregano tea which is amazing to put down the inflammation holy!! I truly recommend it Give it a try, you'll be impressed!!

Then I felt much better and today I got off balance that I felt fainting almost at work. I was scared so when I got home I start taking 2 big raw garlic cloves every 6-7 hours just like a pill, even when the inflammation go down with the oregano tea still sore around the gum so I apply some garlic skin or thin slice and yes it burns you just gotta bit a little careful but it works amazingly!!!

So Angy, I think this symptoms are related to tooth infection which my affect the inner ear.

I would like to know if anyone else got some thing similar dizziness, clogged ears, ear ache, off balance, blurry vision.

Tomorrow I will see the dentist and see if my symptoms disappear after the extraction ...hopefully do!!!

I have to said that I being using garlic in the past with successful results as temporary remedy but you gotta check it out with your doctor because that same tooth that give you problems a some point if still there it will give you problems again even if is after 5,6 or 7 years, they will come back. I thought this tooth was death 6 years ago and now I'm paying the price to not pulled out.


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Posted by Paul (Cortlandt Manor, Ny) on 03/22/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Like many on this board, I came to it after searching for options on 'curing' an abcess rather than having a molar extracted. I have a fear of dentists even at 60, ever since having six teeth extracted when I was about 13, after believing I was in for a filling!

Yesterday, I awoke at 2am with a painful, throbbing gum and excruciating pain whenever anything touched the lower left, filled, molar. I'd also had a headache the previous couple of days which Paracetamol quelled only a little. I was dreading the thought of what was to come, so I tried the Garlic method. I must have gone overboard on the garlic-mash because the burn of raw garlic at one point was worse that the tooth pain! I persevered and, crying tears and dribbling nose, I paced up & down to try to get relief but that garlic stayed on my gums for 30mins before I chewd it up and swallowed the lot. That was about 9am. By 10.30, the burning sensation had abated a little but I noticed less tooth pain and extensive blisters inside my cheek & left side of my tongue, but no throbbing gumline.

I repeated this process again about midday but didn't leave the mash on so long this time but the burn was still evident. Finally, I placed another couple of slivers this time, either side the tooth at bedtime, 10pm and went to sleep. As I write now at 7.45am, I have no gum pain and only a little tooth sensitivity ... and the cheek & tongue blisters ... but none of the intense pain of the previous night AND no headache. I'll continue with the garlic periodically but the method certainly avoided me paying a $6,000 quoted extraction fee (I'm uninsured)!

Thanks to Earth Clinic and all contributors who wrote previously and encouraged me to try the remedy.


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Posted by Heather (Fl) on 03/09/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I spent a good part of yesterday evening with an oral pain relief gel then ibuprophen. I haven't had a toothache in many years and I would say its in the top 2 -above ear pain. While I laid in bed until the early hours and tried cloves because that's what was in my cabinet. I just cut up the garlic clove and so far holding my breath, it has subsided...fingers and toes crossed.


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Posted by Raqui (San Tan Valley, Az) on 01/31/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I can't believe this actually worked!

I woke up yesterday, 1/30/16 in PAIN! Now, I don't do that.. pain to me is hardly ever enough to make me tear up, but I was HURTING! Tried a hot water bottle, a hot shower, and coconut oil. Nothing worked. I'm one of those crazy people who can't take a pill. I have had so many adverse reactions to medications, I refuse to take anything that is OTC or prescribed. I have severe psoriasis also.. Anyways... I had these lumps on my gums that were killing me! I looked for the best home remedy and came across this garlic thing. I am still wowed!

I ALWAYS have fresh garlic on hand, LOVE the stuff! So, I first started off with the "eat a clove" idea. Uh, NOPE! WAY too painful! So then I sliced a clove in several little pieces and placed them where the swelling was. I was happily surprised to notice that the pain went away almost immediately, after the burn. Then, I put a peppermint tea bag (hot) over the big bump and instantly felt this "relief" of pressure.. then spat into the trash can only to see the nastiness release... Later on in the evening, I had more garlic and way less pain! As I was talking on the phone with my daughter, I noticed another "relief" and had to start spitting, again. The blood and pus were flowing.. it was pretty nasty! I finished the night by rinsing my mouth with a well known mouth wash and peroxide then brushing with coconut oil.

My mouth hasn't felt this great in a long time! Thank you EC!!!


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Posted by Raqui (San Tan Valley, Az) on 01/31/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I, in fact have thought, I am going to become the Goddess of Garlic! I'll be the crazy woman dancing in the Sun with my garlic cloves! I even woke up feeling SO MUCH BETTER than I have in YEARS! Garlic is my new best friend!


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Posted by Icey (Malaga, Spain) on 10/19/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Chewing raw garlic on an abscessed tooth has cleared up over 6 infections for me. Works absolute wonders! And quickly, within a few hours no more pain!


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Posted by Sharon (Kansas) on 10/18/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Garlic worked for me too


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Posted by Charlotte (London, Uk) on 08/22/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I've been quite fortunate with my teeth, insofar as I have only ever had to visit a dentist once. I had an abscess on an impacted wisdom tooth and a cracked molar which was begining to show signs of decay. After he had prescribed antibotics for my abscessed tooth, he informed me that given its position (I have a lot of overcrowding in the rear of my mouth) it would have to be extracted under general anaesthetic. When I came back to him a week later, abscess having cleared up, he extracted my cracked, partially decayed molar, as he'd told me that it was gone beyond the stage where a filling would have sufficed. Then, as soon as he had taken it out, he told me that the roots were healthier than he'd previously thought, and that it could have been saved with a filling. I was really upset over that, as I take good care of my teeth and didn't fancy the prospect of losing one, I brush and floss twice daily and use a good mouthwash. Not only that, but my extraction was a complete nightmare, I bled out for so long that the dental nurse had to pack and repack my gum for over an hour. I continued to bleed, though not as heavily, till seven o' clock the next morning, and by that stage I was weak and feeling ill, somewhat traumatised, and very upset. As the dentist was abrupt and not at all sympathetic, and given my first impression of dentists in general, I swore that I would never go back. Just a little background, so everyone understands my dentist phobia, sorry if it was a little long winded.

Anyway, last Christmas, I cracked my left premolar whilst eating a hard centred sweet. There were no signs of decay, but the nerve had been a slightly exposed. I took care not to allow any food into it, but refused to go anywhere near a dentist for a filling. Then, last week, I was eating crisps (potato chips to Americans :-)) and a sharp end of crisp went right down into my exposed nerve. I actually cried out when it happened, as it had sent shockwaves of pain all throughout the left side of my face. It subsided, but the next morning it was niggling, which got grandually worse as the day wore on. Two days later, the pain was persistant - very much like the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia. I went to the pharmacy and bought a temporary filling which I put in myself, hoping that it would be enough to kill the pain. No such luck. It got progressively worse and the whole gum swelled. My mother told me to make an appointment with the dentist, as she believed that an abscess was forming, but remembering my last experience, I refused to go.

Instead I turned to home remedies and painkillers. Clove oil offered temporary relief in the beginning, but as the swelling grew, it had little effect. I tried oil pulling, which calmed it initially, but then seemed to make it worse. I rinsed with salt and water, but it made no great difference. The only thing that offered an, oh so brief, respite, was cold water. I was in total agony, and so desperate that I took to swishing alcohol around the efffected area, which only burnt my gum and inflamed it more.

Desperate and driven mad with pain, I searched online and found this site. Just last night I tried the garlic remedy.

I cut a clove in half and placed each on either side of the effected tooth. It stung like hell and I almost collapsed from the pain, but I persisted. I then chewed the clove on the effected side - still burning like crazy - then swallowed the juice and spat out the chewed clove. Last night was the worst of all. I actually cried with pain as I felt something pulsating within my gum. Today, when I went to lie down, as I hadn't slept all night due to the pain, I felt one excruiating blast of agony, then my mouth began to fill with a sticky substance, which brought immediate relief. The abscess had burst. I took care to spit out the pus - there was a lot of it - and rinse my mouth with salt and water.

Thankfully, apart from a little tenderness in the gum and the nerves in my lower jaw, the pain has gone and the swelling has disappeared, and this I attribute to the garlic. I have now been pain free all evening and all night, so yes, garlic really does work. It did what clove oil, oil pulling, alcohol (not recommeded, as it burns the gum, but I was desperate), salt and water by itself, a near overdose of ibuprofen and paracetmol (not recommended either) failed to do; it got rid of the abscess and relieved my pain. The pain I experienced on applying it was well worth it, so, yeah, I would strongly, going by personal experience, urge you try this if all else has failed, as it really does work.


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Posted by Bellarose (Los Angeles, CA) on 08/20/2015
5 out of 5 stars

IMPORTANT NOTE: all products I used were 100% ORGANIC.

First time using this site & successfully overcame tooth abscess. Cured within 1 week. Dentist obviously gave me antibiotics which I did not take. Instead, above and beyond all therapies I implemented, RAW GARLIC worked immediate magic.

So heed to this message: if you can stand the temporary yet intense pain/burning sensation upon chewing on a fresh clove of garlic and placing the pulp with your clean fingers or tongue on the abscessed site for as long as you can stand it, it will immediately start working it's miracle. When done with this burning ordeal, swallow all the garlic you have in your mouth.

On the other hand, if you're unable to do so, then consume raw garlic (either sliced up or minced or whole) with fresh food (like a salad) or just chew it and swallow downing some water or liquid right after if you like. The goal is to get RAW GARLIC in your system as soon as you notice an inflammatory situation come up in your mouth/body. I consumed between 4-6 cloves daily and continue to do so to strengthen my immune system.

As a side note, the first 3 days after doing some research and going by what 3 of my FB peeps had simultaneously advised me, clove oil was my 1st form of attack and it literally burned the inside of my cheek, my gum and the corner of my mouth which caused me to stop using it. My inside cheek and gums looked raw with a whitish layer of skin peeling off. Not good. Anyway, surely it aided in the whole process however, in the future I'd only apply it no more than a couple times a day versus about 4-5 times.

Stick to the garlic and frequent peppermint oil and water (about 4 drops oil per cup of water) gargles multiple times a day, especially after eating. Also, I brushed my teeth after each meal with my homemade OraMD (2T sweet almond oil with 40 drops each of Spearmint and Peppermint oils) which I've been using as my toothpaste for about 4 months and LOVE.

One last resource I believe I'm drawing benefit from is using Colloidal Silver. I apply one dropper full in my mouth and tilt head so it covers my healed abscess tooth area for 30sec before squishing around and swallowing. I do this about 3-4 times a day and will continue to do so perhaps until the bottle empties.

May this help you as it's helped me regain my healthy oral balance.


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Posted by Kathi (Dallas, Tx) on 10/07/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I was at work when my abscess started. No grocery stores close to my job. So I couldn't get fresh garlic but went to a pharmacy at Walgreens and got Garlic Oil put it on the tooth and gum. Immediately stopped the pain it is numb now. I will continue to use it until abscess is drained and gone.


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Posted by Carlos (Barcelona) on 09/22/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Ok so here I am years ago a piece of tooth fell off, my mother asked me to go tot he dentist I didnt want her to pay for that, I got no job..long story short last week I felt some discomfort I looked and it was that big yello thing in my gum. I was scared as heck...

When to the doc today, got an apointment for root canal in 4 days. Just came here hoping for a home solution.

I chewed 1 garlic clove, left it there for a few minutes, this burns like theres no tomorrow. and I have to say I don't have tooth pain whatsoever, just the big inflammation so the pain was very severe to handle without having tooth pain in the first place.

I drank it and went for second round, it burned like theres no tomorrow. I drank it again and now just few minutes later I see inflamation has gone down and I feel a cool refreshing feeling in the area. Definately healing. I'll keep doing this 3times a day and water and salt rinses till my dentist apoinment. Hopefully the abcess is gone by then. All I can say is so far so good.



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