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    Here are 5 Home Remedies To Provide Relief In Tooth Abscess

    Tooth abscess occurs due to a bacterial infection. Here are some home remedies to get relief.

    What is tooth abscess?

    What is tooth abscess?

    Tooth abscess is a condition that is caused due to tooth infections. This is mainly caused due to bacterial infection caused in the tooth when bacteria enter a broken, chipped or decaying tooth. A damaged tooth becomes an easy target for bacteria to flourish and then infect the tooth. Over time, pus gets accumulated inside the tooth followed by swelling and sharp toothache. An abscessed tooth needs to be treated immediately or else it may infect gums and also the bone of the mouth. This is certainly a serious dental condition and one should see a dentist to get treated but if you assess it on time, you can get respite with home remedies also. There are numerous ways to aid tooth abscesses through safe and proven home remedies. Scroll down to find all the possible ways to treat this condition naturally.

    Saltwater rinse

    Saltwater rinse

    If you ever come across any dental problem or tooth pain, the first thing that you should do is saltwater rinse. This is one of the easiest remedies that help in preventing dental problems and reducing the pain & discomfort caused by different issues. Rinsing your mouth with saline or salt water provides many benefits. This is an easy, effective and affordable at-home treatment for temporary relief from an abscessed tooth and similar conditions. Besides, salt water rinse also promotes healthier gums and speeds up wound healing.Take a cup of lukewarm water.Add a teaspoon of table salt or regular salt and mix it well.Take some saltwater in your mouth and swish it.Do this for two minutes and then spit the water.Repeat these steps 2-3 times and do multiple times a day.

    Cold compress

    Cold compress

    Abscessed tooth causes inflammation or swelling inside the mouth along with acute pain. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you must try cold compress as it is highly beneficial in relieving these symptoms. Cold compress reduces pain and inflammation for a time period. If the symptoms fade with this, it is great. But if you don’t feel relieved with this method, you must see a dentist to deal with the problem. Here is how to do cold compress:If you have an ice bag, use it for cold compress.Place the ice bag on the affected area on your face.If you don’t have an ice bag, take a dry towel and some ice cubes.Place the cubes in a dry towel.Keep the towel on the affected area.Do this for 10-15 minutes and then remove.Do this multiple times a day but keep intervals in between.

    Baking soda

    Baking soda

    This is another super effective and affordable home remedy for abscessed tooth. Baking soda is used in many home remedies for various conditions including oral and dental health problems as it has antibacterial properties. This is a staple ingredient in our kitchen cabinets and thus, it is easy to get your hands on baking soda and use it against abscessed tooth problems. Apart from relieving tooth abscess, baking soda is also proven in removing plaque in the mouth. To relieve pain and swelling caused by an abscessed tooth, here is how to use baking soda:Take half a cup of water.Add a pinch of salt and half a tablespoon of baking soda to it.Mix everything well to form a paste.Rinse your mouth with this baking soda mixture and swish for a couple of minutes.Spit the mixture and rinse your mouth with clean water.You can do this 2-3 times a day.Keep doing this until you find relief.

    Fenugreek tea

    Fenugreek tea

    Fenugreek or methi is a potent ingredient that is commonly used as a spice in Indian households. Fenugreek is beneficial in aiding weight loss and boosting digestive health. Apart from all other benefits, fenugreek is also great for relieving oral or dental discomfort. The antibacterial properties of fenugreek make it appropriate for dental pain and discomfort. Fenugreek is potentially good for reducing inflammation and healing wounds. To use fenugreek for an abscessed tooth, the best way is to drink fenugreek tea. You can easily prepare this tea easily by following these steps:Heat one cup of water.Add one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds or ground fenugreek seeds.Bring the tea to a boil. Cover it with a lid and then keep the pan aside.After 2-3 minutes, strain the tea.Drink cool fenugreek tea.Alternatively, you can also prepare a mixture with fenugreek paste and apply it to the affected area.

    Clove essential oil

    Clove essential oil

    Clove oil is the most commonly used ingredient for most oral problems. Generally, clove oil is applied when you are dealing with toothache. Also, chew a couple of cloves for immediate relief in toothache and inflammation. Clove is an ancient remedy for dental woes as it possesses anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Cloves are easily available at our homes and can be used in place of clove oil if you don’t have on at your house. Besides, clove essential oil can be easily purchased from online and offline grocery stores. While using it, just dilute the essential oil a bit as it is in concentrated form and should be diluted with a carrier oil before use. There are so many ways to use clove oil for tooth abscess remedies.Use a cotton swab or cotton ball and dip it in the diluted mixture of clove oil.Place it on the affected area.Alternatively, you can also prepare a mouthwash with clove essential oil. Just put some drops of clove essential oil into a glass of water. Swish your mouth with this. You can do this 2-3 times a day.

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    ANSWER: Clostridium difficile (“C. diff”) infections are common but can be serious. As you correctly note, many antibiotics are associated with the acquisition of symptomatic C. diff infections, and although clindamycin is the best known, other antibiotics (quinolones, amoxicillin and related penicillins) are actually more common. The antibiotics kill off large numbers of healthy bacteria, allowing the unhealthy C. diff to take over.

    The cardinal symptom of C. diff is watery diarrhea, at least three loose stools in 24 hours. Abdominal pain and cramping, nausea and poor appetite are common. Fever is less common. Symptoms can start during antibiotic treatment or up to a month after completing antibiotics. Treatment is stopping the antibiotic if possible and if still being given.

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    For the unusual person who continues to recur after antibiotic treatment, fecal microbiota transplants (processed from stool of healthy donors) have been safe and effective. I am disturbed that you got the impression that C. diff is a terminal diagnosis. Although in rare cases, hospitalized patients can get so sick that they can die from C. diff, this would be very unusual in less severe disease, as in someone who is able to go home from the hospital.

    Handwashing is necessary to reduce infection to others. Avoiding drugs like Prilosec that suppress acid can help prevent recurrences. Finally, probiotics (live healthy bacteria) may be of use in reducing infection and recurrence.

    The wonderful dentists who help victims face the world again – Karyn McCluskey

    Dental pain is what drives victims to seek help. Those who have suffered domestic abuse with loose teeth and fractured wrists put up with the pain of broken bones and bruises. But the pain in their mouths leads them to surgeries – where dentists have been trained to support, intervene, document, treat their injuries and refer on to specialist services. All in all, they do a pretty amazing job.

    So many of the people I see in justice and in recovery have been left a legacy in their mouths of what has happened to them. Broken and missing teeth, decay from methadone use, receding gums, grinding teeth from stress, facial pain, mouth injuries from sexual assault and more insidious problems which go undiagnosed such as oral cancers. I know so many colleagues and friends in recovery who speak with their hand in front of their mouth, so embarrassed are they by their teeth.

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    I am hugely lucky to know amazing dentists who have transformed the lives of women and men, by amazing dental surgery. They’ve given people confidence, the ability to converse, to be expressive in photos and to smile. It has led to people gaining employment and interacting with those around them in a completely different manner.

    The dentists take huge care with people who have been through so much trauma, with patience, perseverance and skill. Many patients are terrified. The often invasive nature of dentistry; loss of control, lying back in chairs, the closeness of the dentist, can resurface all their negative experiences at the hands of others.

    I know personally at a low level of the impact of this. I was hit in the mouth by a drunk man whilst working as a nurse in an emergency room many years ago. I watched with increasing dismay as the root died and the tooth turned greyer, requiring a veneer. I remember how self-consciousness I felt. I felt liberated by the work of my dentist.

    I know too of young people whose lives have been characterised by a move into care, through successive families where often dentistry has been an afterthought. Great dentistry is preventative; requiring us to teach tooth brushing, no rinsing of toothpaste and regular check-ups to stop a problem before it starts. When these young care experienced people are in adulthood, I truly understand their anguish that they didn’t get the braces they needed as kids, or the filling that would have saved a tooth. They weren’t encouraged to brush in mornings or at night meaning that they are facing more radical treatment or have many missing teeth – and they feel angry. The treatment is often classified as ‘cosmetic’, which makes it sound vain but in truth it’s life affirming and necessary.

    There are many services I can’t wait to resume as lockdown eases – the dentist would be near the top of my list, and for so many others I know who need their smile back.

    Karyn McCluskey is chief executive of Community Justice Scotland

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