Abscessed Tooth - Home Remedies

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Are home remedies effective for an abscessed tooth?

Generally, home remedies are not advised for an abscessed tooth. Home remedies can be used to temporarily alleviate symptoms such as warm saltwater or baking soda rinses, a warm moistened teabag compress over the area and taking over-the-counter medications for pain relief. However, the infection will still progress if not properly treated. Furthermore, avoiding treatment can lead to more serious complications. Seeking care and advice from a dental professional is strongly recommended as soon as possible.

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Comment from: bugnutz, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 21

I have some cephalexin that was prescribed for my dog, and some doxycycline and hydrocodone left over from a previous surgery that I didn't use. Also using ibuprofen alternating it with the hydrocodone. I thought I had a sinus infection because I had a sinus headache, so I didn't catch the tooth abscess right away. I was already in a lot of pain from the sinuses. But I don't have dental insurance so I am taking those for now for a couple of days, with vitamin C and hoping they work. I am also swishing hydrogen peroxide and brushing with Periogard, especially at the site, and swabbing it with tea tree oil. I can't tell for sure which tooth it is, so am just doing the whole area, even though it is numb on the surface. I hate taking all these medications, but feel so sick, but the medications make me feel worse though, I think.

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Comment from: Sasonyah, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 10

I've tried several home remedies for an abscessed tooth. The one that provided the most relief was swishing (for as long as possible) with water from the Dead Sea. Also at night, right before sleeping, I used a balm called Elephant Oil (no, it's not from an elephant, it is herbal) to rub on the swelling, on my head, the back of my neck and bottoms of my feet before I put my socks on. During the night, I sweat out the fever. Another helpful remedy is swishing with virgin coconut oil for 20 minutes. Lastly, but not necessarily least, drinking a tea made of garlic, fenugreek powder, lemons, and cayenne pepper also helped to reduce the inflammation.

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