8 Home Remedies For Abscessed Tooth


Tooth abscess is the buildup of puss around or in the root of the tooth. An abscessed tooth is quite painful and can also cause the loosening of the affected tooth. Draining out the gum boil and easing the pain should be the first aid.

Abscess is a pouch of pus that builds around an inflamed tissue. It can form in any other part of human body. Some individuals have abscessed tooth but are not aware of because the pocket is tiny. It takes time to grow and become extremely painful.

Causes of abscessed tooth

Tooth damage may cause from trauma occurred long years back or due to sudden and sharp blow or due to a fall. Tooth damage may also occur at childhood and the symptoms may show later in life. Braces or aggressive ‘orthodontic treatments’ may stress the tooth. Tooth fillings may damage the nerve of a tooth. Old fillings or leaking sometimes allow the bacteria to damage the nerve fibers and delicate pulp of a living tooth. Poor fitted crowns and/or an allergy to low priced crown metals like rhodium and nickel.

Other causes are improper dental hygiene. People who fail to take appropriate dental care or do not often visit dentist suffer from tooth abscess. Poor oral hygiene leads to the growth of cavities in teeth and if these cavities are not attended in time, it leads to severe complications called tooth abscess. The infection may slowly spread to face, mouth, jaw and throat.


People suffering from abscessed tooth feels a throbbing pain and excessive pain on chewing, biting and even touching. Gums tend to become red, tender and swells. Sometimes the affected tooth becomes loosen. There is a feeling of bitter taste all over the mouth and often there is release of pus in the mouth. Neck glands also tend to swell. Individuals also experience breathe odor. Uneasiness, illness or general discomfort is also there.

One of the very serious symptoms is the area of the lower or upper jaw becomes swollen. Face may also become swollen if the infection spread to the surrounding tissues and fever may arise. Tooth abscess can cause serious problems in other body parts such as inflammation in the joints and also in the heart. Sometimes it is also accompanied by acne outbreaks.

However the good news is that you do not have to worry as there are plenty of home remedies to treat tooth abscess very effectively right from the comfort of your home and with simple and natural ingredients. These remedies can aid to burst out the tooth abscess, clean and even disinfect the surrounding areas.

Home Remedies For Abscessed Tooth:

Potato or Tea bag

Tea Bag Or Potato

Place a piece of raw potato against the infected tooth inside your cheek. Keep it in that place for overnight or for few hours. The potato will help to eliminate the infection and in draining the pus. The result will be a lessened swelling and pain. You can also place a teabag in the similar way against your sore tooth for similar results. These are very effective natural remedies for abscessed tooth.



This is probably the simplest way of treating abscessed tooth at home. If you face gums swelling or tooth ache immediately drink 2 to 3 glass water. Continue drinking one or two glass water after every twenty to thirty minutes. The pain will start reducing after certain time. The process works as the body absorbs water through colon. Your pain may also subside completely.

Baking soda and Salt

Baking soda and Salt

You can prepare a packing or a gum poultice around the sore tooth. Prepare a mixture of cooking salt and half baking soda. Now soak a cotton ball and dip the wet cotton into the mixture. Stuff the ball in between your cheek and the affected tooth. Let it stay in place for several hours. Repeat this remedy for few more times. It will aid in draining out the gum boil. This is a very effective home remedy for abscessed tooth.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide

Rinse your mouth with hydrogen peroxide as a mouth wash to sanitize the affected and inflamed area. You may also use Tea Tree oil in case you do not want to use hydrogen peroxide. Mix a little amount of Tea Tree oil in water as use the water to gargle.
You can also use extract of grapefruit seed or colloidal silver as natural antibiotics.

Treatment of abscessed tooth internally:

Vitamin C

Since tooth abscess is one of the serious oral infections, a general immunity boost is vital. You may support your immunity system by taking a 1000 mg of Vitamin C two times a day and continuously for three days. You may also take 1 to 3 garlic capsules of 300 mg (Allium sativum) continuously for five days.

Clove oil and Hydrogen peroxide

Clove oil

Mix hydrogen peroxide and a little amount of clove oil. Dip a cotton wool into the solution and apply against the sore tooth. This home remedy is very effective in curing abscessed tooth.

Ice pack

Ice pack

Ice pack is often a suggested remedy by dentists for oral infections. Ice helps to reduce swelling and also prevent in the spreading of the infection. Use ice cubes to place against your affected tooth. It’s better to use cubes than frozen stuff. Place it 5 minutes on and off. You may also combine it with any other remedies mentioned above.

Use the following ingredients to prepare a very effective natural treatment for abscessed tooth:

Activated charcoal

Take three tablespoons of activated charcoal powder, one third teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder, half teaspoon of clove oil, half teaspoon of olive oil and half teaspoon of yellow root tincture or powder (golden seal). Mix all the ingredients and prepare a paste. The paste should be very thick.  Wrap the paste around the affected tooth. The paste will generate some heat but it’s moderate. These remedy will help to burst the gum boil faster and ease the pain. As your tooth abscess opens, rinse mouth thoroughly with hydrogen peroxide to disinfect. It should be a 1.5 percent solution.

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.