Remedies for abscessed tooth
Abscessed tooth is the result of tooth decay that produces pus and pain around the affected tooth. The plaques or tartar that develops on the tooth releases acidic substances and this corrodes the tooth and makes holes on the tooth. Any cavity that is formed on the tooth leads to bacterial infection inside the tooth.
The bacteria may attack the center of the tooth and produce inflammation leading to the formation of pus. This situation is called abscessed tooth where the jaw and the area around the affected tooth may leads to swelling. There may be a red coloration around the affected tooth and the person may experience severe pain. There may be difficulty for swallowing food and talking. Here are some remedies that may help you to get rid of this condition.
Home Remedies for Abscessed Tooth
The first and foremost remedy is preventing the formation of abscessed tooth by proper dental hygiene. Brush your teeth twice daily and with gentle circular brushing that last for around three minutes. Also practice flossing daily to get rid of the bacteria accumulation.
Use warm salt water to gargle your mouth and repeat this several times a day. This may help you to ease the pain and also reduces the inflammation and swelling. It also prevents the infection from spreading. This also removes the bad taste from your mouth.
Clove oil is found to have good effect on tooth ache. Add one or two drops of clove in to the cavity of the tooth and helps to relive the pain and swelling. The germicidal and antiseptic property of clove oil helps you to get rid of the bacteria.
Ginger and Clove
Add three cloves and a small piece of ginger to a cup of water and boil the water. Boil the water till it becomes half cup and then it may be brown in color. Then allow the water to cool and gargle your mouth using this water. This may help you to ease the pain.
Clove and Olive Oil
Take two tablespoon of clove and grind it in to powder and then mix this powder with one tablespoon of olive oil. Apply this paste on the affected gum. This gives you relief from the severe pain for a short period.