How to Heal an Abscess Naturally

This is an infection between the gum and the root of the particular tooth. A pus forms inside the tooth giving access to bacteria. These organisms enter and multiply spreading infection, affecting the bone that supports the tooth. As this is happening, it is causing the host unbearable pain.

If not treated on time, will cause a life threatening problem for the host, however, there are homemade remedies to use for the initial stage that you can do on your own and would be effective if you follow them diligently. But if all of them fail to work, then consult a doctor right away.

1. Garlic

The juice from raw garlic is effective when it comes to bad toothache. Garlic helps to kill bacteria and the infection in the tooth. Simply blend garlic to obtain juice, take the juice and apply on the affected area. Do this daily until the pain subsides. Chewing on garlic cloves helps as well.

2. Clove oil

Clove oil also helps to kill the infection and works great in toothache and gum diseases. Simply put a clove in your mouth close to the affected area and bite into it so the oil can be released. It would taste bitter but don’t add anything to your mouth, wait a few minutes then rinse with water.

Alternatively, one can use the oil by dabbing some cotton wool on clove oil and putting on the affected area.

3. Oil pulling

Coconut oil is known for its healing properties and an abscess tooth is no different. Simply take a spoon of this oil, gargle in your mouth for as long as 30 minutes, then spit it out and rinse with water.

4. Peppermint oil

Peppermint oil is another type of oil that can help the tooth. With the tip of your finger, take some oil and gently dab on the affected area.

5. Salt

Another remedy that helps an abscess tooth is the salt water mixture. To prepare, one has to  mix salt and water and gargle for a few minutes and the pain will stop. Doing this consistently, will help to get rid of bacteria and reduce swelling.

6. Apple cider vinegar

This is another effective home remedy that works. To prepare this, simply take a tablespoon of this vinegar and gargle  in your mouth for a few minutes then take it out. This will help to disinfect the affected place and reduce the pain and decrease the swelling.

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