If you are here because you or someone you know is suffering from mouth or tooth abscess then let me tell you that this was a perfectly avoidable situation had you taken better oral care. We actually put ourselves into this situation (including myself!) and then regret and repair. Tooth abscess can happen to people at any age as long as their teeth are intact. People with dentures can rest in peace!
Doctor may not be able to give you an immediate appointment. Until then, here are some home remedies if the toothache is unbearable. Mix 1/4-teaspoon of potassium carbonate in 1/2 glass of water and use this solution as a mouthwash. Using it three to four times should reduce the pain in a few hours. This alkaline solution usually destroys the bacteria. Many people who suffered toothache due to mouth abscess in the past have unanimously Okayed this remedy to get rid of pain until the doctor’s help arrives. For some people clove power stuffed in the cavity has also helped.
Tooth abscess has another home remedy. If you have tooth ache or swelling in the gums immediately take to drinking two- three glasses of water and continue drinking a glass or two of water every 20-30 minutes, the pain will start to reduce after a while (The process works because your body absorbs the water through the colon) and will perhaps completely subside.
The main cause of tooth abscess is inappropriate dental hygiene. People who don’t take proper dental care or don’t visit the dentist for check ups regularly suffer mouth abscess. Bad oral hygiene leads to cavities and cavities if left unattended to give rise to a further complication called mouth abscess. The infection begins at tooth level cavity and if not attended within proper time, can spread to mouth, face, throat or jaw. As an exception you can also get mouth infection or abscess after injuring a tooth by accident. Another home remedy is that you mix oil of cloves and peroxide to cure your tooth abscess.
The best home remedy for tooth abscess is prevention. Understand the importance of oral hygiene. Don’t be in a hurry to brush and floss. Don’t postpone your visit to the doctor. And for an unforeseen situation dental insurance proves to be God sent.