Abcessed tooth

Discussion in 'Alternative Health' started by Kee Wan, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. Kee Wan

    Kee Wan Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple of thoughts, but I'm interested in what you would do for an abcessed tooth. I'ts all puffy - broken at the gumline, and cannot be pulled until next week....

    Ideas?
     
  2. BeckyW

    BeckyW Well-Known Member

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    Here's what an oral surgeon friend recommended to my husband years ago for a very similar situation:
    Rinse with Listerine (or any mouthwash that contains thymol) 4-5 times per day. Take ibuprophen for pain.
    Salt water rinses also help.
    BW