5 Surprising Natural Home Remedies For An Abscessed Tooth
An abscessed tooth is a common term used to describe an infection at the root of a tooth or between a tooth and the gums.
It is typically caused by bacteria that enter the tooth through either a dental cavity, chip or crack and spreads all the way down to the root tip. This leads to pain, inflammation, and pockets of pus.
In most cases, an abscessed tooth is caused by severe tooth decay or gum disease (gingivitis). In addition, poor dental hygiene and a diet high in sugar, carbohydrates and sticky food increase your risk of developing this problem/
Here are the top 10 home remedies for an abscessed tooth.
Garlic has anti-inflammatory and natural antibiotic properties that make it highly effective for treating an abscessed tooth.Put a fresh garlic clove in your mouth and crush it with your teeth. Chew it until the pain subsides. Spit it out and rinse your mouth with warm water. To reduce the residual odor, you can add a few drops of clove oil to the warm water.
Another option is to mix the HALF teaspoon of garlic powder with a pinch of table salt and apply it directly to the affected tooth. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes, then rinse your mouth with mouthwash.
You can also rub garlic oil on the affected tooth.
Repeat any of these remedies 3 or 4 times a day for a few weeks.
2. Oil Pulling:
Oil pulling, an ancient Ayurvedic practice, can also be used to treat an abscessed tooth or painful gums. This age-old practice helps reduce the number of bacteria present in the mouth. It helps draw toxins from the mouth and, in fact, the entire body, which promotes both oral and overall health.
Put 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin coconut oil in your mouth.
Swish the oil in your mouth for at least 15 minutes. Do not swallow it.
After 15 minutes, spit it out and rinse your mouth with warm water.
Repeat the process twice daily for about a month for positive results.
Clove is one of the best remedies for any kind of dental issue, including an abscessed tooth.It has antiseptic, analgesic and antibacterial properties that help alleviate a toothache, inflammation, and soreness of the gums.
Dip a cotton ball in clove oil and hold it on the painful area for a few minutes.
Another option is to place a whole clove between your infected tooth and your cheek. Chew it from time to time to release its juice. Allow the juice to remain in your mouth for at least 30 minutes. Then rinse your mouth with warm water.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar:
Apple cider vinegar is another very effective home remedy for an abscessed tooth. It has anti-inflammatory and disinfectant properties that help reduce pain and inflammation while disinfecting the affected area.
Swish 1 tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in your mouth for a few minutes. Spit it out completely, being sure not to swallow it. Rinse your mouth with warm water. Repeat this process a few times a day.
Another option is to mix 1 teaspoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink it twice daily.
5. Salt Water:
Salt has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that can help reduce inflammation, ease the pain, draw out any infection and prevent the growth of bacteria in the mouth.
Add 1 teaspoon of salt or refined salt to a glass of lukewarm water. Mix it until the salt dissolves completely.
Rinse your mouth with this solution.
Do this 2 or 3 times a day to clear the infection and reduce discomfort and pain.
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