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10 Home Remedies for a Tooth Abscess

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10 Home Remedies for a Tooth Abscess

Abscess can be caused by infections that develop inside the tooth. Bacteria can enter the tooth when it’s chipped, broken, or decaying. Besides that, once the bacteria reach the center of the tooth and the tooth becomes infected, pus accumulates in the tooth.

Furthermore, the pus in the tooth swells and results in a toothache. If not treated, the infection could spread to the gums and bone of the mouth.

Also, a tooth abscess should be treated by a dentist, but some home remedies can relieve the discomfort caused by the infection.

Home remedies

The following home remedies of tooth abscess can be applied along with prescribed treatments:

Salt water rinse

Rinsing your mouth with salt water is an easy and affordable option for temporary relief of your abscessed tooth. Furthermore, it can also promote wound healing and healthy gums.

To use this remedy:

  1. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of normal table salt with 1/2 cup of warm tap water.
  2. Rinse your mouth with the salt water; try to swish it around inside your mouth for at least two minutes.
  3. Spit the water out.

Repeat up to three times per day.

Baking soda

It is another affordable option for treating tooth abscess, and you may already have some in your kitchen cabinet. Furthermore, it is excellent for removing plaque in the mouth, and it also has antibacterial properties .

To use this remedy:

  1. Mix 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda with 1/2 cup of water and a pinch of salt.
  2. Swish the mixture in your mouth for up to five minutes.
  3. Spit out and repeat until you have finished the mixture.

You can repeat this up to two times per day.

Oregano oil

It is an all-natural remedy that can be purchased in a health food store or drugstore. Furthermore, oregano oil is an anti-bacterial and also antioxidant. Besides that, it can also help reduce the swelling and pain of tooth abscess.

To use this remedy:

  1. Apply a few drops of pure oregano oil to a cotton ball or swab.
  2. Hold the oregano oil on the infected area for two to three minutes.
  3. Remove the cotton ball or swab. Furthermore, leave the oregano oil on for at least 10 minutes, and then rinse.

Repeat up to three times per day.

Cold compress

Also, cold compress will help to reduce pain and swelling.

To use this remedy:

  1. Place ice cubes in a dry towel.
  2. Hold the compress against your skin near the affected area.
  3. The compress can be used for 15-minute intervals.

This may be repeated multiple times per day.

Fenugreek tea

Fenugreek has antibacterial properties and also a long history of use as a home remedy for healing wounds and also reducing inflammation. Ground fenugreek can also be in the spice aisle of your supermarket.

To use this remedy:

  1. Make a fenugreek tea by heating 1 cup of water in a saucepan and stirring in 1 teaspoon of ground fenugreek.
  2. Allow the mixture to cool.
  3. Apply a small amount to the affected area using a cotton ball.
  4. Repeat up to three times per day.

Clove oil

Clove oil is a natural toothache remedy, and it may have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Besides that, this is also a good remedy for tooth abscess.

You can use this remedy several ways:

  1. Apply it directly to the affected area by placing a few drops on a cotton ball or swab. You may wish to dilute the potent oil with a carrier oil like jojoba.
  2. You can also make a clove oil mouthwash by placing a few drops of the oil into a small glass of water.

Clove oil may be used up to three times per day.

Thyme oil

Thyme oil is another potent yet natural oil that may kill parasites, fight bacteria, and also reduce swelling.

You can use this remedy several ways:

  1. Thyme oil can be applied directly to the affected area with a cotton ball or swab.
  2. You can also make a mouthwash by adding a few drops of thyme oil to a small glass of water.

Use the thyme oil up to three times per day.

Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is an excellent remedy for fighting a bacterial infection. Furthermore, it can also help to reduce plaque and bleeding gums. Besides that, this is also a good remedy for tooth abscess.

To use this remedy:

  1. Mix equal parts 3 percent hydrogen peroxide with water.
  2. Swish the solution around in your mouth, and then spit. Make sure not to swallow any of the solution.

Hydrogen peroxide may be useful in multiple times per day.

Oil pulling

Oil pulling is another ancient means of oral hygiene that treats mouth ailments. Also, it’s oil pulling removes toxins from the teeth and gums. Besides that, limited studies show that oil pulling is a good treatment for bleeding gums, bad breath, and reducing bacteria.

Good oils for oil pulling include raw coconut oil, sesame oil, and olive oil. Moreover, oil pulling is what we recommend in the morning on an empty stomach.

To use this remedy:

  1. Take one tablespoon of oil into your mouth.
  2. Swish around through your teeth vigorously for up to 20 minutes.
  3. Do not swallow the oil. Besides that, spit the oil out in a garbage can, not your sink, to avoid clogged pipes.

Garlic

Also, garlic is another natural remedy with an ancient history of many beneficial therapeutic uses, including as a pain manager and also bacteria killer.

To use this remedy:

  1. Make a paste by crushing a fresh clove of garlic.
  2. Rub the paste on the infected area.

This can be go on multiple time per day.

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