Activated Charcoal for Dental Infections

Dental infections, toothaches, gum disease and dental abscesses are common oral occurrences. USP activated charcoal has been effectively used by many people to relieve the pain associated with dental infections and to promote healing. USP activated charcoal is also a simple home remedy for canker sores.

Tooth Abscess

Dr. Dana: “I recommend to all my patients that they have a supply of charcoal in their emergency kits. For tooth abscesses, I take a tea bag and slit open the bottom. I then empty the contents, and replace them with charcoal powder from three to four capsules, and tape the bag closed. It is then moistened, and placed against the offending tooth.” page 101

Helen is an RN. Over the years she has treated herself and her family with charcoal. They have also treated people that they have brought into their home. “My first experience with charcoal was when I had my four wisdom teeth removed. The pain was intense. A friend suggested charcoal. I took four charcoal tablets and positioned one at each spot where a tooth had been removed and held it there with the cheek. The pain left almost immediately. As they dissolved, I would replace them. I continued this routine until the gums had healed. I have since used my experience to help others."

Cyndy was thirty-seven years old, and scheduled to have all of her teeth removed. Her entire mouth was infected, and the dentist had drained two cups of pus from the gums. The pus was compromising her health, so he scheduled her for an appointment in two weeks. Cyndy was not ready to lose all of her teeth.

“We suggested fever therapy to help raise her immune system, but she was not consistent in following our directions. She ended up coming to stay with us. It was such a severe case that we had to make a very thick charcoal gel and pack her cheeks with it. She had to drink through a straw and, except for meal times, we kept her mouth packed with the charcoal. She accepted this treatment, and after one week the infection was completely gone. There was no need to remove even one of her teeth! The dentist was completely amazed.” page 142

Broken Teeth

John chipped a lower rear molar at a time when their income didn’t allow for an expensive visit to the dentist. “Dental insurance from my work did not kick in for two more months, so I decided to wait it out till then and have it capped. But the root ended up dying, and the pain was not going to wait. But I used charcoal to tide me over. I placed a charcoal tablet between the tooth and the cheek and kept one there until I got to see the dentist.”

Ruth is an RN and public health lecturer. “Before leaving for India I broke a tooth. Since there was no time to see a dentist, and because it was not bothering me, I decided to go. But on the second day after arriving in India it began to throb. By the next morning my mouth was quite swollen. I made a small charcoal poultice wrapped in a small piece of cloth, moistened it and placed it up against the abscess. I did this for two days. I noticed pus on the poultice when I removed it, and discovered a small drainage hole in my gums. The pain and the swelling disappeared, and I was not troubled with the tooth again until after I returned to the States. Then I had it looked at by a dentist.” page 143

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