When you are dealing with the pain and infection of a tooth abscess, you may not have access to immediate professional dental care to get relief from the pain. With a tooth abscess, which is a pocket of infected pus inside the center of your tooth, your tooth and gums will be swollen, you may have a foul-tasting discharge in your mouth, and you may suffer from a fever. Here are two natural oil treatment methods you can use to help eliminate the pain and infection of a tooth abscess.
Clove oil is an effective oil to help a tooth infection and abscess and is extracted from the dried flower buds of a Myrtaceae tree family. Clove oil is used to help fight off infections of bacteria and fungus, has antiseptic properties, and helps reduce pain and inflammation.
To use clove oil to help reduce the swelling and infection with a tooth abscess, place a small amount of the oil onto your tooth and gum that has become swollen and infected, repeating as often as necessary to reduce the pain. Be careful not to press to hard onto the infected area in your mouth when you apply it, as this will cause you unnecessary discomfort. You can also apply some clove oil onto your toothbrush with your toothpaste and brush it onto any infected teeth in this manner.
To help intense pain associated with a tooth abscess, apply some clove oil onto a cotton ball and put the cotton ball between your cheek and the infected gum. Repeat this treatment as often as necessary.
Oregano oil can also be used in a similar manner, as it also fights infections related to bacteria, fungus, and viruses, and it can reduce the pain associated with an infection. As an added benefit, oregano oil can help your body fight off the infection and your chance of having infections later on, as it boosts your immune system.
To use oregano oil, apply several drops of oregano oil to your abscessed gum and tooth, rubbing it into the area as often as necessary to help reduce the pain at the site. You can also apply several drops of oil into a small cup of warm water, then use it to swish around inside your mouth several times each day.
Practice Oil Pulling
You can practice oil pulling with an organic coconut oil, which contains many healthful benefits. But, if you are allergic to coconut, you can replace it with sesame oil.
Put one to two tablespoons of coconut oil into your mouth and allow it to melt. Then, swish it around for 20 minutes, and spit it into the trash. Rinse your mouth with warm water, then brush your teeth, as usual.
Coconut oil contains lipids, which bind to the plaque that has attached to your teeth, the bacteria, and other harmful toxins in your mouth. This process helps reduce and relieve pain with a tooth abscess, as the oil pulls out any infection. Coconut oil can eliminate Streptococcus Mutans bacteria that cause cavities. Then, when you spit out the coconut oil into the trash after swishing it around, the bacteria and other toxins go with it.
Use these methods to help treat your tooth abscess along with its swelling and infection. But, if you don't see improvement in your tooth abscess's infection and inflammation within the first 48 hours, it is recommended to see your dentist as soon as possible for additional treatments. Then, once you have healed your tooth abscess, you can help prevent future occurrences by keeping your immune system strong and your dental hygiene well-maintained.