How to drain a gum abscess at home

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A gum abscess or a tooth abscess is a pocket of pus that is formed in different parts of the tooth. This is included in a bacterial infection. Gum abscess can lead to severe pain and sometimes this pain can also lead to your neck and ears. This is happened due to the attack of bacteria on the tooth. When the bacteria attack the tooth and create pus inside it.

A gum abscess has to be treated right on time otherwise it can lead to severe pain in your mouth, and due to that, it would be difficult to something. If you have a dentist then you can go to him/her in case you have a gum abscess.

But if you don’t have a dentist or there is some kind of other issues that you can also treat gum abscess at your home. Some simple and easy tricks can follow to treat your gum abscess.

Below are some of the tips to drain a gum abscess at home

How to drain a gum abscess at home

Saltwater Rinse

This is one of the best and most effective ways to drain out gum abscess. This is also cheap and affordable for all people around the world.

  • How to prepare

The process is really simple and easy. Take ½ cup of warm water and mix ½ teaspoon of salt inside it. Mix it well until the salt is completely dissolved in the water. Then, rinse your mouth with salt water make sure the that water is still warm. Try to rinse your mouth for about 2-3 minutes.

Use this at least three times a day. And within two days your gum abscess will be gone and you will be healthy again. In case if it does not solve the problem then I would recommend you to go to your dentist as soon as possible.

Baking Soda

Baking Soda is also one of the best options for treating gum abscess. It is also affordable. Most of you would already have baking soda in your kitchen.

  • How to prepare

Take ½ cup of water with a little bit of salt inside it. Then after that take ½ teaspoon of baking soda. Mix the baking soda in water for at least 4-5 minutes. Then, rinse your mouth with it, don’t drink remember to spit out the water. Repeat the process until the water is finished.

Repeat this process at least three times a day. In case if it does not solve the problem then I would recommend you to go to your dentist as soon as possible.

Oregano essential oil

You can purchase Oregano essential oil from any health store in your neighborhood. Many online stores are selling Oregano essential oil. Oregano essential oil helps in reducing the pain and swelling of the tooth as it contains antibacterial antioxidant. It can also prevent irritations.

  • How to prepare

Take 1 ounce of carrier oil and mix a few drops of Oregano essential oil inside it. Now, apply a few drops of this mixture on a cotton ball. Put, the cotton ball of the infected place in your mouth. Hold it for at least 2-3 minutes. After that remove the cotton ball but don’t rinse. Leave the mixture on the tooth for about 10 minutes and then rinse your mouth.

Repeat this process at least three times a day. In case if it does not solve the problem then I would recommend you to go to your dentist as soon as possible.

Cold compress

When you place a bag of ice on your body parts it is called a cold compress. A cold compress can also help in reducing the pain in the gums.

  • How to Use

There are two ways by which you can use a cold compress. You can buy an ice pack from a market and use it in or you can take some ice cubes and then put in a towel or piece of cloth to make an ice pack. After making an ice pack hold it to the infected area of your mouth. Leave it for at least 10 minutes.

Repeat this process at least three times a day. In case if it does not solve the problem then I would recommend you to go to your dentist as soon as possible.

Fenugreek tea

Fenugreek tea also has antibacterial properties inside it. It also has some healing factors inside it which will help heal up your gums. You can find Fenugreek tea in various online stores.

  • How to use

Heat 1 cup of water and make Fenugreek tea inside a saucepan. Then add 1 teaspoon of ground Fenugreek to it. Then leave the mixture to be cold. After that apply the mixture to the tooth with some cotton ball.

Repeat this process at least three times a day. In case if it does not solve the problem then I would recommend you to go to your dentist as soon as possible.

Clove essential oil

Clove essential oil is used for treating gums since old times and it is very effective when comes to treating gums. You can find Clove essential oil from many grocery stores or you can also find it in online stores. One thing to remember when using Clove essential oil is to dilute it (3-5 drops of essential oil in one ounce of carrier oil).

  • How to use

Take the mixture on the cotton ball and apply it to the infected area of the mouth. The best thing about it that you also make a mouth wash out of it. Then you can use it easily anywhere.

Repeat this process at least three times a day. In case if it does not solve the problem then I would recommend you to go to your dentist as soon as possible.

Conclusion

Gum Abscess can be very painful for your mouth, and it can be something difficult to go to your dentist. But you can also use some home remedies to treat gum abscess. Above are a few tips that can help you with that.

 

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CARDS DENTAL

Author Since:  September 18, 2018

DENTIST

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