There are three types of dental abscess:
- Ginginval – infection of gum tissue
- Periodontal – infection in supporting bone tissue
- Periapical – infection of the soft pulp inside a tooth.
A tooth infection can be caused by gingivitis, tooth trauma, tooth decay, poor dental hygiene, and a diet high in sugar. If left untreated, the infection can move into the mandible and enter the bloodstream to spread to other parts of the body.
An abscess is accompanied by any of these symptoms: redness, inflammation, pain, pus, difficulty swallowing, bad breath, lessened sense of taste, fever, sensitivity to hot and cold, and swollen lymph nodes in the neck.
To prevent an oral abscess tooth, practice regular oral hygiene:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day (do NOT use fluoride toothpaste, as it is a neurotoxin)
- Use an antimicrobial mouthwash every morning after brushing your teeth – some recipes are below and here
- Replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months; use only soft bristles to avoid gum damage
- Do not use tobacco
- Avoid excessive gum chewing (do NOT chew gum with aspartame or sucralose—they cause serious illness; opt for gum sweetened with organic xylitol)
- Avoid junk and fast food
- Avoid caffeine when suffering from tooth pain or infection.
If an abscess develops, don’t wait but begin to treat it immediately. Some solutions follow.
Natural Remedies For Toxic Tooth Infection
Black Tea Bag – the tea is packed with antioxidants; when applied to an abscess, it absorbs toxins and pus.
Soak a black tea bag in warm water, squeeze out excess, and apply the bag to the abscess. Keep it in your mouth for several hours or overnight, then rinse with salt water to get rid of the bacteria.
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Chamomile – soothing and anti-inflammatory, this herb has been shown to reduce gum swelling and bleeding, effective in killing Streptococcus bacteria strains.
- Option 1: drink 3-4 cups of chamomile tea a day, briefly holding the tea in your mouth before swallowing.
- Option 2: soak a chamomile tea bag in warm water, squeeze out excess, then hold against the affected area for 30 minutes or more.
- Option 3: using the herb without the bag, mash the chamomile with a little water to make a poultice and apply to the abscess several times a day.