Treating Lizbeth’s tooth infection
External treatment for tooth abscess:
Lizbeth came down with a tooth infection. It served as a lesson to the whole family of the importance of taking time for teeth hygine and flossing. Because we don’t have insurance to cover dentists costs, we depend on the Lord to provide the fund or to heal her. I’m glad He just didn’t heal her because many times when we don’t suffer any consequence we go on the same and precautions are often lost. Dad took her to the dentist and she needed attention immediately. Praise God! who provides all our needs. Our dentist offered to cover the costs of a mini root canal, ouch! Now I need to treat the infection immediately. Here are the steps to treating an infected tooth. (Note a Dentist diagnosis and visit is very important)
An abscessed tooth is always a severe condition and needs medical help, but as a first aid you may try following multiple treatments:
- Place a dry black teabag or small piece of raw potato inside of your cheek against the sore tooth and keep it in for a couple of hours or overnight. It can draw out the infection and drain the pus. The result is diminished pain and swelling.
- 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 between sick 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.
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Consult with a dentist starting appropriate antibiotics and checking the abscess.