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Any home remedies for gingivitis?

Any home remedies for gingivitis?

Floss!: Good brushing and flossing, and perhaps use of a good mouthrinse like listerine. If it is just gingivitis then this will be beneficial, but if it's progressed to a more serious form, affecting the bone, your home care will not cure the problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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Please suggest some home remedies for an abscessed tooth.

Please suggest some home remedies for an abscessed tooth.

Please no....: Truly, there are no home remedies. None will provide for long-term health. Please seek the care of a dentist. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor abscess tooth?

What are good home remediesfor abscess tooth?

Pain and swelling: Sometimes you can reduce the swelling with cold compresses and sometimes the pain can be decreased with either hot or cold inside your mouth. The only way to treat the abscess to have the source of the infection removed by your dentist. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedys for tooth, gum pain?

Are there any home remedys for tooth, gum pain?

Clove oil: Clove oil can be an effective oral anesthetic. In studies, it has performed just as well as topical Benzocaine (anbesol and oragel). It's safe when used correctly in small amounts, but can cause liver and respiratory problems when ingested in large quantities. It's found in health food stores. To use it, apply a very small amount to a cotton swab and apply gently to the affected area. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for ridding gum infection, and whitening teeth besides brushing?

Is there a home remedy for ridding gum infection, and whitening teeth besides brushing?

Yes and no: Yes to the teeth whitening and no to the gum infection. If you have gum infection, you need to see your dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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What home remedies treat a toothache? Cloves?

What home remedies treat a toothache? Cloves?

Remedy: A remedy is something that cures or relieves a disease or bodily disorder; a healing medicine, application, or treatment. Other than OTC pain meds, there are no DIY treatments to replace proper dental care. Please call a dentist for an appointment. In addition, the pain meds do not solve your problem, they just prolong your agony. ...Read more

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Please tell me home remedies for a tooth abscess?

Please tell me home remedies for a tooth abscess?

Dentist: You need to see a dentist asap. An acute abscess is an aggressive infection that requires dental treatment. Antibiotics will help short-term, but without definitive treatment, the infection & pain will return. Ibuprofen & cold compresses may help with the pain, but the best thing you can do from home is to pick up the phone and call a dentist. ...Read more

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Home remedies for pus pimple?

Home remedies for pus pimple?

Scientific Rx: Topical benzoyl peroxide is the best way to manage acne and keep pimples from forming. Once formed, leave them alone or if there is a single large one, use a warm compress. If benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician for help managing acne, which a serious chronic disease that eventually self-cures. ...Read more

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Ear canal abscess. Are there any home remedies?

Ear canal abscess. Are there any home remedies?

Ear canal abscess: If it is a true abscess, you should be seen by a doctor and have the abscess drained and take antibiotics. At home you can clean it with peroxide and apply warm compress to help it drain better. ...Read more

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Toothache pain...Any cures or home remedies?

Not a great answer: I'll be honest and say that any relief you get will be temporary. You need to get to the dentists asap. Anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen will help temporarily. I've even seen people whole will take a clove and stick it in the cavity (eugenol is a sedative to the tooth). Doesn't work to well. Do yourself a favor and see the dentist before the weekend. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what is a home remedy for wisdom tooth pain?

Dental experts! what is a home remedy for wisdom tooth pain?

Wisdom tooth pain: Rule #1: never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue and give you more pain. Rule #2: use OTC NSAIDs every 6 hours or Tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4 hours. Rule #3 tooth pain will not go away on its own, so it's important not to ignore the symptoms. ...Read more

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Good home remedy for ear infection?

Good home remedy for ear infection?

Depends: There are several types of ear infections. Inner, middle , and external or outer. You need to be specific when asking a question. The typical swimmer's ear is an outer infection. You can treat that with a 50:50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and clear vinegar( acetic acid) applied with an ear syringe 2-3 times a day. If that doesn't work in 7 days, see ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Anyone know any home remedies for an abscessed tooth?

Anyone know any home remedies for an abscessed tooth?

None: An abscessed tooth (or any infection) is a serious situation which if left untreated can cause serious complications and can even be life threatening. There are no home remedies to cure the problem. Otc pain medication and salt water rinses are only temporary measures until you see your dentist. You need to see a dentist immediately for antibiotic coverage and definitive treatment. Period! ...Read more

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Gum pain: what's a good home treatment?

Gum pain: what's a good home treatment?

See your dentist: First visit to your dentist, and home care if you want to loose them self home care. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to treat a bad tooth cavity?

What are some home remedies to treat a bad tooth cavity?

Pain: There is no home remedy to treat a cavity.If you are talking about temporary pain relief wet a small cotton pellet with clove oil and place it in the cavity(not on the gum it will burn the gums). ...Read more

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Please tell me, are there any home remedies for an abscessed tooth?

Please tell me, are there any home remedies for an abscessed tooth?

Unfortunately no: To remedy the abscess you need to treat the tooth, something that a dentist needs to do. You'll have to make that call to feel better. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for gingivitis and periodontal disease?

What are some home remedies for gingivitis and periodontal disease?

See dentist first!: Gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, might be able to be reversed or eliminated from proper brushing and flossing. Periodontitis, the more advanced stage, requires professional treatment from a dentist. You really can't diagnose which stage you have on your own and therefore need to be evaluated by a dentist. Even in the early stages, without professional care, things will only worsen. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies to help infected tooth?

Are there any home remedies to help infected tooth?

Unfortunately no: To remedy a tooth infection, you need to have the tooth treated, and you need a dentist for that. The sooner you call the sooner you will feel better.. ...Read more

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