What can you do for an infected tooth?
TreatmentOpen up (incise) and drain the abscess.
The dentist will make a small cut into the abscess, allowing the pus to drain out, and then wash the area with salt water (saline).
Perform a root canal.
This can help eliminate the infection and save your tooth.
Pull the affected tooth.
Can a tooth infection go away on its own?
A tooth abscess won’t go away without treatment. If the abscess ruptures, the pain may decrease significantly — but you still need dental treatment. If the abscess doesn’t drain, the infection may spread to your jaw and to other areas of your head and neck.
What is the best natural antibiotic for tooth infection?
Oregano essential oil and clove essential oil have been used since ancient times as natural remedies for tooth infections. Oregano and clove oil have antibacterial/antioxidant properties as well as anti-inflammatory properties. They help in reducing pain and swelling related to the abscessed tooth.
How can I treat a gum abscess at home?
There’s no way to treat a gum abscess at home. To reduce pain and sensitivity until you see a dentist, rinse your mouth with warm salt water or take over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen to reduce inflammation.