Oregano essential oil and clove essential oil have been used since ancient times as natural remedies for tooth infections. Oregano and clove oil have antibacterial/antioxidant properties as well as anti-inflammatory properties. They help in reducing pain and swelling related to the abscessed tooth.
Rinse with salt water Rinsing with salt water creates a saline mixture to safely begin sterilizing the infection. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of table salt with 1/2 cup of warm tap water. Swish in your mouth for a few minutes before spitting. Repeat every few hours if needed.
Use 5-10 drops of your choice of oils per one cup of water. Swish one tablespoon of the mix at a time and spit out like you would any other mouthwash. Prevent tooth decay and fight plaque by putting 2 drops of an oil of your choice on your toothbrush. Brush gently and spit out excess oils and saliva.
Certain essential oils possess pain-relieving qualities, including clove, nutmeg, eucalyptus, or peppermint oil. Use a cotton swab and dilute one of these oils, then apply it to the problem tooth and/or gum area. Repeat the process as needed. This can also be done with apple cider vinegar.
Garlic is widely used for infections due to its germ-fighting properties. They are considered natural antibiotics. This common cooking ingredient contains a component called allicin, which has been shown in scientific research to kill bacteria. Fresh garlic may also soothe pain from a tooth infection.
A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment. If the abscess ruptures, the pain may improve a lot, making you think that the problem has gone away — but you still need to get dental treatment. If the abscess doesn't drain, the infection may spread to your jaw and to other areas of your head and neck.
Saltwater rinse Not only does salt help to reduce bacteria, but rinsing with warm salt water can also remove debris from your mouth, break up pus around the tooth, and help ensure proper wound healing. To create a saltwater rinse for a tooth infection, simply mix a half teaspoon of salt with a half cup of warm water.
Peppermint oil is one of the most popular and effective natural treatments for tooth pain. 3 or 4 drops applied directly to the affected tooth will exert a potent numbing effect upon the area. A similar effect can be achieved by applying oregano oil to the tooth (not the surrounding gums) for five to ten minutes.