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Home Remedies for abscess tooth/gum boil Chellz ♥ 2 kids; Newport, North Carolina 2361 posts
26th Jan '10

of course this happened right before i got some fillings & a extraction on thursday i told the dentist bout it & said he cant do nothing for it right now but take some antibiotics i have to go back to get two rootcanals on the 16th of feb, but due to my tooth abscess ive developed a gum boil, its really painful & really swollen, it popped some early and made it go down but only a lil bit, i want to pop it on my own but kind of scared to & not sure where at on the gum boil to do this at .. has anyone else done this? ive tooken antibiotics ive been through three of em actually & im swishing and gurgling salt-water & ive tried the tea bag remedy - no luck! HELP!

jahakb 4 kids; Corbin, Kentucky 15 posts
26th Jan '10

garlic? i hear its really good for boils

Chellz ♥ 2 kids; Newport, North Carolina 2361 posts
26th Jan '10
Quoting jahak:
errrer 1 child; California 201 posts
26th Jan '10

you poor thing! that sounds awful. I would try to get a warm compress on it some how, so you can get all the puss to the surface.

BabyJsMama 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Thailand 4358 posts
26th Jan '10

Rinse with salt water. It draws the infection out. I recently had an abcess and thats what they told me to do.

jahakb 4 kids; Corbin, Kentucky 15 posts
26th Jan '10
Quoting Isaiah's Mommy ♥:
BabyJsMama 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Thailand 4358 posts
26th Jan '10

Guess I didn't read everything, sorry. I don't think I'd try to drain it myself just in case it actually made the infection worse. I googled and found this......Hope something helps!!




  1. Place a dry black teabag inside of your cheek against the sore tooth and keep it in for a couple of hours or overnight. They can draw out the infection and drain the pus. The result is diminished pain and swelling.

  2. Make a gum poultice or packing around the painful tooth with salt and baking soda. Mix half baking soda and half cooking salt and dip a wet cotton ball into the salt mixture and stuff it in your mouth betweensick tooth and cheek. Keep it in for several hours. Repeat this pack for a few times, it is able to drain out the gum boil.

  3. In between swish around your mouth with Hydrogen Peroxide 1,5% as a mouthwash in order to disinfect the inflamed area. If you do not prefer Hydrogen Peroxide, you may use also Tea Tree oil in some water as a gargle. (You can use Colloidal Silver or Grapefruit Seed Extract as natural antibiotics as well.)

  4. If the abscess begins to discharge, pus is coming out, you feel an odd taste in your mouth brush your teeth (perhaps with a baking soda/peroxide toothpaste) and repeat the disinfectant H2O2 gargle. After rinsing take a cotton ball and soak it in Hydrogen Peroxide and place it on the opened, discharging abcess.

  5. You can assist the drainage by lightly pushing against your cheek near the abcess. BUT, only lightly! If you press strongly you may push pus into the bloodstream or nearby tissues which can cause a more serious infection.

  6. Take 3 or 4 garlic capsules (300mg) a day for 5 days as a natural antibiotic and Vitamin C 1000mg three times a day for 3 days.

  7. Consult with a dentist starting appropriate antibiotics and checking the abscess.