Top 20 Effective Home Remedies for Abscess Tooth

An abscessed tooth refers to the painful condition in which an infection occurs between the gums or in the tooth’s root. A plethora of symptoms include: pain due to chewing and swallowing of food, sensitivity to hot and cold food/drink, fetid breath odor, fever, puffed-up jaw and neck glands, reddening and bulging of gums and so on and so forth. Abscessed tooth can be triggered by many a reason, the primary among them are: weak immune system, pitiable dental hygiene, bacteria, tooth decay, damaged filling, cavities, gum disease, gingivitis and dental infection. In this article, I will be speaking of remedies available for abscessed tooth – that too, right under your nose!teeth2

  1. Garlic

Garlic kills bacteria, therefore raw garlic juice can help you get rid of an abscessed tooth. Garlic has allicin which works wonders for your mouth. Additionally, garlic fights bad breath odor.garlic

  1. Salt water

To treat your abscessed tooth with salt water, all you need to do is put two tablespoons of salt in a cup of boiled water (the water should be warm to your liking). When you rinse your mouth slowly with this salt water twice each day, you can see the results for yourself. The amount of salt can be increased for better results.salt water

  1. Cold pack

Apply a cold pack to the affected area to vanish the unbearable tooth ache. A cold pack even includes a refrigerated bottle of water which you can simply press against your mouth and see the difference.cold pack

  1. Tea bag

Tea bags can yield surprising effects as far as an abscess tooth is concerned. Before you go to sleep, place a dried tea bag inside your mouth and let it remain there for as long as you sleep. This remedy controls the swelling and the pain.tea bag

  1. Baking soda

Baking soda, when applied along with salt, does away with abscessed tooth. The two ingredients can be mixed in a proportion of 1:1. Following this, allow a cotton ball to soak the mixture. This eases the method of application. You can leave the cotton ball in your mouth overnight.baking soda

  1. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a powerful tool for relieving yourself of an abscessed tooth. You can put it in your mouth for sometime only to spit it out. Voila, your mouth is disinfected and no longer swelled!vinegar

  1. Turmeric

Turmeric makes all the pain and the inflammation associated with abscess tooth disappear. You can mix up one teaspoon of turmeric powder with water. When you’re done brushing your teeth, you can apply the paste on the infected tooth. After about 20 minutes or so, you can rinse your mouth with warm water. Besides this, half of one teaspoon of turmeric can be blended with one teaspoon of salt in a glass of lukewarm water. Now this water can be employed to rinse your mouth, whenever you can, each day.turmeric

  1. Potato

Apart from plenty of potassium, potato – in its raw form – boasts of antiseptic properties. Hence, it fights the bacteria responsible for abscess tooth. Moreover, the method of application is extremely simple. You only have to place a slice of raw potato over the region for a night and you’re done!potato

  1. Papaya

Keep a freshly sliced piece of papaya on your tooth for one hour (yes, that’s it!) and you’re good to go. This keeps away the pain and the soreness because papaya is a rich store house of antioxidants which aim at keeping all bacteria at bay.papaya

  1. Onion

Onion doesn’t let the germs in your mouth stay. When you chew a slice of raw onion, you are free of pain in the abscess tooth.onion

  1. Ginger

Chop a ginger and keep a piece in your mouth. This way, the juice of ginger will have a word with the germs inhabiting your mouth and finally kick them out!ginger

  1. Clove

Clove will provide respite to you if tooth abscess is what you’re worried about. Just bathe some amount of cotton in clove oil. When you put this cotton in the troubled section of your oral region, I’m sure you will be largely profited. Chewing a clove too is proved to be beneficial. The juice released takes about half an hour to do the chore. You can rise your mouth with warm water later on.clove

  1. Mustard oil

Mustard oil serves you by lessening the pain and the swelling as a result of tooth abscess. Use a bit of salt in the oil in order to knead your gums and teeth for 5 minutes. Rinsing your mouth with warm water after carrying out the practice is desirable.mustard oil

  1. Vanilla

If tooth abscess is what you have been disturbed about for so long, you have vanilla extract to your rescue. When vanilla is absorbed by cotton, use the cotton to treat the uneasy area. It will undoubtedly minimize the pain you’re suffering from.vanilla

  1. Guava leaves

Bring some leaves of guava and start chewing them. Yes, it’s that effortless! Not only will it heal the wound but also reduce the pain. However if chewing is not for you, I have got another option. Boil the guava leaves in a bowl of water. Add salt and rinse your mouth with the water after you have filtered the leaves from it.guava leaves

  1. Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil curtails the presence of bacteria in your mouth. Tea tree oil in a cup of water can be effectively utilized for rinsing the mouth.tea tree

  1. Peppermint

Peppermint efficiently diminishes the number of bacteria in mouth as well as the inflammation associated with tooth abscess. You can apply peppermint oil or peppermint juice in the concerned area.peppermint

  1. Coconut oil

Remember never to swallow coconut oil, you must spit the oil out after a quarter of an hour or so. Make sure that one tablespoon of oil reaches your teeth and your gums.coconut oil

  1. Olive oil

Thanks to the eugenol content in olive oil, the oil fruitfully combats pain. A cotton ball can be used to apply the same to the distressed area.olive oil

  1. Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide weakens bacteria, thereby not allowing the pain and the inflammation to get the better of you. Two teaspoons of it is combined with one tablespoon of warm water. Rinse your mouth using the given solution. Repeat the process thrice a week and don’t forget to spit the entire mixture out of your mouth.hydrogen

There you have it. Keep smiling!teeth

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