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How do you help cure a tooth infection when you do not have insurance or money to see a dentist?


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2014-05-20 18:53:20
2014-05-20 18:53:20
  • In my experience the important thing is to keep the mouth very very clean. Then I began a light massage in the muscles around the jaw and the facial muscles. I dedicated a good six hours to lying in bed massaging and then I would sleep and wake up and massage again. Eventually the infection will spread from your tooth into the rest of your face and then into your body. This "could" be dangerous (I've heart the horror stories about the infection going to your brain, etc.) but I know how to listen to my body and could feel my tooth getting better even though the rest of my body felt ill.

    It is VERY IMPORTANT to drink lots and lots of water (7-14 glasses a day), and eventually you'll sweat out the infection and it goes away. This has happened twice to me in three years. Both times, everyone around said I was crazy and that I needed to go to the dentist. And yet, after a lot of TLC and about two days of bed rest and massage, it goes away. That is a lot better than paying the dentist hundreds of dollars. Don't listen to the fear-based B.S. -- your body is an amazing thing and TLC, massage, cleansing and rest/low stress levels are key to healing. I am not a professional -- and this could be dangerous for others -- but for me it worked. The reason for my tooth infection was a cracked tooth.

  • I'm a DDS, and as the answer below me indicates, you can't. Antibiotics will relieve the symptoms, but they can't cure the source of the infection: Once the tooth dies, there isn't any blood supply to deliver the antibiotic to where the bacteria are located. The only way to eliminate a tooth infection once and for all is to either remove the infected pulp tissue (i.e., have a root canal) or extract the tooth.
  • You can't. You can try brushing and flossing very well in that area and rinsing with warm salt water, but it will only help for a little while. You can try to get state insurance or go to a state clinic that is cheaper and may let you make payments.
  • I've found in the past that taking large amounts of garlic helps to reduce a tooth infection. Garlic is a natural antibiotic. Take a look at the following link. It explains it much better than I can:

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    I would recommend purchasing the odor-free garlic -- because of the amount you would take and the frequency. Usually I take a handful on the first dose and then a few tablets every few hours. Don't worry, you won't overdose on garlic. But as I mentioned, the odor-free garlic is much better for this. If you don't have tablets handy, fresh garlic works too. However, I only recommend it as a last resort. Rather just take a clove of garlic and chew it up, and some day, you'll understand why. Garlic capsules get a lot more in your system a lot easier than chewing up several cloves of garlic. I've had numerous infections in the past and it works.

    And a natural means of dealing with the pain is clove oil. Although it tastes horrible, it numbs the gums and eases the pain. As as aside, I haven't taken antibiotics since I was a child. I'm 36 now and my infections are few and far between.

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