Abscess in the tooth is caused by an accumulation of pus either inside the teeth or in the gums. The abscess primarily develops from a bacterial infection which has attacked and accumulated in the soft pulp of the tooth. Bacteria are always to be found in plaque, which is a by product of bacteria, saliva and residual food particles in the mouth.
If this plaque is not removed regularly by proper dental care then the bacteria spread and attack the soft tissue inside the tooth and gums which eventually results in an abscess. Gingival abscess occurs only in the gum tissue. It does not affect the tooth or the periodontal ligament.
Periodontal abscess occurs in the supporting bone tissue structures of the teeth and periapical abscess occurs in the soft pulp of the tooth. An abscess causes throbbing and intense pain which starts all of a sudden and continues in its intensity over the subsequent days. Sometimes the pain can reach as far as the ear, neck and jawbone. There is also pain when biting or chewing food and sensitivity to hot and cold.
Abscess Tooth Home Remedies
Clove oil has superb antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties which not only eradicate the infection causing bacteria but also bring instant relief in the swelling and pain.
Take some clove oil on your clean index finger and rub it gently over the swollen tooth and gums for a couple of minutes. Apply the oil two or three times daily until the pain subsides completely.
Take a betel leaf and smear the backside of it with a little catechu paste. Place two cloves onto it and fold it into a small triangle. Place the squid inside your mouth, on the side where the pain is and chew on it slowly allowing the juice to penetrate the teeth and the gums. The antibacterial properties of betel leaf and catechu will soon destroy the infection and will cure the pain and swelling.
Mix half a tablespoon of rock salt and baking soda. Take a cotton swab and dip it into this mixture. Place the swab against the swollen gum and gently rub it against the gum line with a little pressure.
The pressure will help the abscess to erupt and spew out the pus. Baking soda and salt have excellent antiseptic qualities which will quickly deal with bacteria and destroy the infection.
Alum And Mustard Oil
Take a teaspoon of finely powdered alum and mix it with some mustard oil. Massage your gums and teeth with this mixture two or three times daily. The antibacterial properties pf alum will soon take care of the infection and the anti-inflammatory properties of mustard oil will relieve the swelling and pain.
Take a dry black tea bag and sprinkle some salt onto it. Place the bag inside your mouth against the infected tooth and leave it there for two hours.
The tannins found in black tea will draw out the infection and will clear it away. They will also reduce the swelling and the pain and will start the healing process.
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.