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10 signs of toxic tooth infection and how to treat it at home

Jul 13, 2019 | Blog

Tooth infections can be very painful, and if not treated properly, dangerous. Some signs of a tooth infection are pain when chewing, gum inflammation, redness of the face or mouth, and bad breath. Applying a black tea bag to the area and/or rinsing with saltwater are two natural ways of possibly remedying a tooth infection. Oil pulling with coconut oil is an ancient remedy for reducing bacteria in the mouth and treating gingivitis. Finally, rinsing with diluted hydrogen peroxide is another method for keeping your mouth clean and infection at bay.

Key Takeaways:

    • Recognizing the signs of a tooth infection is important as the bacteria from an untreated tooth infection can affect your gums, jaw, tongue, throat, and even get into your blood stream.
    • If you have a tooth infection you should be on the look out for one or more of the following symptoms: redness around the mouth and gums, inflammation of your gums, pain, bad breath, and/or a fever.
    • There are some home remedies you can try before going to a dentist or doctor: black tea, saltwater gargle, oregano oil, garlic, oil pulling, or hydrogen peroxide.

“The pain is often worse at nighttime because lying down increases blood pressure to your head, so elevate your head higher to alleviate the throbbing.”

Read more: https://home.remedydaily.com/2017/05/24/10-signs-of-toxic-tooth-infection-and-how-to-treat-it-at-home/

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