According to Donna S. Bautista, DDS, for MedicineNet, home remedies for tooth infections only help treat pain, and they are not recommended by doctors to treat the spread of bacteria. Patients can take over-the-counter p... More » Health Dental

According to WebMD, pericoronitis occurs when the wisdom tooth partially erupts through the gums, allowing bacteria to enter the cavity and cause an infection. The high risk of wisdom tooth infection, or pericoronitis, m... More » Health Dental

Antibiotics cure a tooth infection by targeting and killing the specific bacteria that caused the infection. Often, these are used in conjunction with a physical treatment, such as a root canal treatment or pus drainage,... More » Health Dental
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A tooth abscess is not treatable at home, though temporary remedies that may give relief from its pain include warm compresses, over-the-counter painkillers and baking soda rinses, according to MedicineNet. However, the ... More » Health Dental

Some home remedies for tooth pain include eliminating certain foods, massaging the hands with ice, and biting on a cotton ball with clove oil on it, explains HowStuffWorks. Other home remedies for tooth pain include rins... More » Health Dental

To relieve tooth pain temporarily, over-the-counter medications, such as ibuprofen, and home remedies can be used. It is often necessary to visit a dentist to determine the cause of the pain and to find a permanent solut... More » Health Dental

Taking over-the-counter pain medications, rinsing the mouth with warm saltwater or baking soda rinses, and applying a moist teabag to the painful area are temporary home remedies for the discomfort from a tooth infection... More » Health Dental