Help Using Garlic Allicin for Tooth Infection (Periapical Abscess)
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Please help :
X ray showed there is an infection at the root of the tooth ( periapical abscess ). The doctor said root canal is needed. I told the doctor not to do a root canal just yet. So the doctor has only drained the abscess . Pain is now gone . No further swelling or abscess so far .
Question: is there a way to cure the infection with Garlic / Allicin ( already tried antibiotics which probably only managed to limit the infection but not cure it) i.e. if we do another x ray sometime later and we should be able to see that the infection is gone.
I feel Garlic / Allicin can help to drain the abscess but question is - are they also capable of curing the infection itself which is the source of that abscess? and if yes then How? Antibiotics don't work because they cannot reach the bacteria due to there being no blood vessels to transport to the site of infection, so how can Garlic / Allicin reach the infection?
Just in case the garlic doesn't pan out for you, I have a friend who said he always clears tooth infections with antibiotics, but he doesn't swallow the antibiotic. He dissolves the pill or capsule contents in water and then wets a cotton ball with the antibiotic solution and places the cotton ball between the infected tooth and the gum and leaves it there for an hour and removes it. He repeats this process for 3 days and says the it has always worked for him.
Myself, I prefer using colloidal silver in a similar fashion, but more frequently and the infection is usually gone in one and a half to three days.
HI Art, thank you I will apply the remedy you advised and feedback the results
I have two questions:
- The doctor said I don't want to give you false hope, tooth root infection can only be treated with a root canal or extraction. Plus everywhere on the internet it says exactly the same thing I.e.
" Tooth root infection (Periapical Abscess) = RCT or Extraction "
So I wanted to know whats the truth, can it be cured with these remedies?
- Did I understand correctly that in your experience and that of your friend you mentioned, treating with these remedies makes it go away but they often reemerge, so they could not be treated permanently.
The truth is, your doctor spoke his truth to you and I spoke my truth to you.
It's been a while since you originally posted, that means that the infection is continuing unabated. Rather than let that continue while you decide, you might be better off going with your doctor's recommendation before too much damage is done because that kind of damage can be severe and devastating if bone destruction has started.
When I use my method or my friend uses his method, we do it at the first sign of an infection before it has had a chance to really get a foothold and our methods have worked for us for many years, but waiting this long is a different situation and you are better off going with your doctor's advice as soon as possible. Delaying is not helpful.
Hi Art, I don't think its continued unabated. If anything its stabilized or even reversed, thanks to copious amounts of Garlic mouthwash trying to get this front upper tooth to absorb some of the Allicin via the surface because blood vessels don't reach there from inside ( as much as I understand ) . But thats what the question is about – is it an illusion brought on by marvelous pain relieving properties of Allicin or is it really destroying the bacteria inside and is that even physically possible given what naysayers told me? And has it reached the limit of what it can do?
Garlic is a potent antimicrobial and people that tell you otherwise are uninformed about garlic. The fact that you don't feel that the infection is gone suggests that garlic is not quite doing enough.
I've had several painful tooth infections over the last five years -- at least 3 root infections -- and I always use the same simple method to stop the pain as well as cure the infection. See explanation below.
You can use pure gum terpentine or pine essential oil (Pinus sylvestris) for this. I generally use the pine essential oil because its triple distilled from pine needles and it's fairly strong but safe.
The way I do it is just to take 1/2 teaspoon pine oil + 1 teaspoon of water in my mouth. Then I keep the pine oil over and around the painful tooth for between 5 to 10 minutes or as long as you can. Then you can spit out the pine oil and that's it.Once a day.
I've found that using pine essential oil like this is very effective at stopping the pain fairly quickly. As well, the pine oil is easily absorbed deep into the gums and is also absorbed in and around the root canals which helps to actually kill off the pathogen that is causing the infection in the root of the tooth. I normally use this method for two or three days just to be absolutely sure that I successfully kill off the infection in the root of the tooth.
The last time I successfully used this method for a painful tooth infection was over two months ago -- that infection/pain is no more. So I reckon that taking the pine essential oil was what stopped the root infection in its tracks and saved my tooth(which did not have to be pulled out!! ). And as I've said, I have already saved and prevented at least 3 teeth from being pulled using this simple method.
Yes, Garlic works for tooth abscesses. Here is the method I learned and used successfully. It was described to me as "guerilla dentistry". It takes effort and is not for garlic sissies.
Take a raw clove of garlic, place it on the painful tooth and gently chew on it for 10 minutes. Swallow all the juices released. The juice will totally penetrate the tissues. After 10 minutes swallow the rest of the pulp. Do this 3 times a day.
In my case I had this abscess for weeks, had taken a whole course of antibiotics only to have the problem return as soon as I stopped taking them. Felt relief after the first dose of garlic and the whole thing healed up by day 3 of the treatment. And, I still have that tooth, which the DDS wanted to remove at the time.
I also do oil-pulling with coconut oil first thing in the morning and haven't needed any dental work since 2010. =)
Hi, how do u do coconut oil - pulling? I am prone to the ginivitus/calculus build up & my dds wants to clean my teeth every 3 months! I pay out of pocket & am near 70 yrs. I really would like to use that $$ else where. (Cost was 400.00 for cleaning&X rays last time. I'm blessed when comes to cavities tho, almost zero there.
currently near Casa Grande, AZ
Hi Martin. I wanted to comment about the dental pain. I am in my upper 60's and have about half of my teeth left. I wear a nylon upper partial when I am out and about. I kept two slightly loose dental crowns on my structurally sound teeth #28 and #29, for maybe 3 or 4 years. So I simply had the crowns replaced last June of 2022, rather than having a prosthetic or a snap-in. But some dental pain had already developed.
I doubt that this will ever permanently cure it, but for the dental pain, every 4 hours I have taken 1/8 level measuring teaspoon (about 500 mg) of ascorbic acid vitamin C powder internally in 1/4 measuring cup of water. Then I chase that with a few more swallows of plain water to clear the acidity remaining in my mouth from the vitamin C. That equals about 3 grams of ascorbic acid powder per day.
I started with a level 1/4 measuring teaspoon (about 1 gram) of the vitamin C powder in maybe 1/2 cup of water. Over the weeks I halved the dose of the vitamin C powder to 1/8 level measuring teaspoon.
Taking vitamin C internally has worked well enough for the pain that I think I prefer to live with the malady indefinitely since I don't think I want a bulky denture to remove or any invasive implants.
After tooth extractions in the past, I have found that rinsing and swishing with this same type of water and vitamin C solution really washes out and debrides the tooth extraction site so it heals better and quicker.
A decade or more ago, my gums would occasionally bleed and my teeth were slightly loose in their sockets. I found that taking 1/4 level measuring teaspoon of the citrus bioflavonoid, hesperidin (powder), or a 500 mg capsule of hesperidin, mornings, immediately began restoring my gums' condition and tightening my teeth. I would say taking the hesperidin fully restored my gums in 2 years.
I also take 2 capsules of NOW Calcium Hydroxyapatite Caps mornings which quickly cures my sensitive teeth. It's the form of calcium found in bones and teeth. The two capsules provide 500 mg of calcium, total, which is the maximum amount of daily calcium a person should take, according to a natural allopathic doctor that I read. I take about 50 powders, capsules and softgels per day, which takes about 20 minutes in the morning, and another few minutes here and there throughout the day and into the evening.