Is there is an alternative remedy for getting rid of a little bubble that forms in my mouth on one part of my gum with some puss and blood in it?

A tooth abscess refers to a painful condition in which a pus filled boil develops in the gums, usually at the root of the tooth, leading to a throbbing pain in the tooth which is the worst during eating but persists even otherwise. The pain is often accompanied by inflammation of the gums which become red and swollen, loosening of the tooth, bleeding, as well as a persistent foul odor in the mouth due to the pus. The main reasons for tooth abscess are lack of dental hygiene and dental care. If you have not been taking good care of your teeth and getting regular dental check-ups, it is likely that you will develop cavities and tooth abscess. If these are not treated in time, then it can also lead to further infections in the teeth, mouth and jaw. Prevention is the best treatment for any medical condition, and also with tooth abscess. It is thus important to keep your oral cavity clean, by brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing regularly to get rid of any food particles lodged between your teeth and rinsing your mouth properly after every meal. Regular use of mouthwash is also recommended to prevent the growth of bacteria in the oral cavity. Apart from this you should also drink adequate water so that the toxic substances in the mouth are washed away and also to ensure a healthy production of saliva in the mouth, which prevents growth of bacteria. Obviously once you have developed an abscess, a visit to the dentist's office can not be avoided.

In addition to this, you can resort to some simple home remedies to treat the abscess while you wait for the dentist's appointment. Cloves are beneficial for treating the infection and reducing the pain and inflammation, so you can apply a mix of clove oil and peroxide on your gums using a cotton call. Alternately you can place a stick of clove in your mouth near the affected gums. Another way to reduce the pain and prevent the infection from aggravating is rinsing the mouth with a solution of ½ glass water and ¼ tsp of potassium carbonate. Rinsing your mouth with this liquid 3 to 4 times a day is effective in reducing the pain. You can also place a black tea bag in your mouth, near the affected gums. The tannin acid in the tea helps to draw out the infection and reduces the pain and inflammation. If the pus has started to discharge, leading to a foul taste in the mouth and bad breath, you can brush your teeth with a mixture of some baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and follow this by gargling with a peroxide solution. Finally you can place a small cotton ball which has been soaked in hydrogen peroxide next to the affected gums. This will control the infection from spreading to the surrounding gums.

answered by M W

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