- when you haven't been able to make it to the dentist to get that tooth looked or you've had a tooth pulled and need to either get rid of a beginning infection or help prevent one.
*black tea bag
--> Place a warm,damp, black tea bag on, or as close to, affected tooth (area) and let it sit there for no less than 30 minutes.
**If there is an infection then when you remove the bag you'll need to put a cotton ball on the area as you'll notice a discharge (this is the infection) coming from the area because the black tea will pull it out of the gums. After about 5 minutes rinse your mouth with warm salt water.
**If there is no infection then immediately rinse mouth with warm salt water
(Do this at least 2 times a day (morning and night) until pain or infection is gone)