There are many home and natural remedies which can be used for the treatment of gum as well as tooth abscessed and to heal jaw infections. One such popular home remedy is use of sea salt for treatment of toothache and for gum abscesses in which gums are filled with pus due to infection. The salt water kills the germs as well as makes the pus slowly drain off.
Natural Treatments for Dental Abscesses
In the following sections let us look at some of the other methods which are commonly used to treat dental abscesses as well as reduce the pain caused by such problems.
Salt and Water:
Add some amount of sea salt in water, preferably boiling water so that salt dissolves quickly and then add cold water to it to get the temperature down to normal. Rinse mouth with it and keep the brine for some time in the mouth. Do every time pain starts as well as a regular method to kill the germs.
Keep infected region clean:
It is necessary to keep the infected region clean by rinsing regularly with things such as tea tree oil, baking soda or hydrogen peroxide. If using hydrogen peroxide, ensure that it is diluted properly and apart from rinsing with it, you can soak cotton with the solution and hold it at the trouble region.
Use of Garlic and Its Powder:
You can cut slices of garlic and keep it in the swollen area. Another option is to mix garlic in water and rinse mouth with the solution.
The process is to soak a tea bag in water after that wring out the water and keep the bag over the problem area. The tea bag absorbs pus from the abscess and thereafter you can rinse your mouth with tea tree oil or salt water.
Curcuma Longa or Turmeric:
Turmeric is known to be effective in abscess pain as well as lessens inflammation. Mix the turmeric with water to get mud like consistency and apply the paste over the infected area.
Make a cotton ball and dip in propolis tincture to apply over the abscess. Initially there will be a holding sensation, which will subside within a few minutes. The good thing about propolis tincture is that it is also anti-microbial as well as anti-inflammatory in nature.
This oil is quite effective in healing abscess. Bacteria in abscesses are known to be gram positive and the anacardic acids present in cashew nuts work against these bacteria.
There are various home remedies available for gum abscess that you can safely try and get relief from the pain it causes.