It's absolutely possible to drain an abscess at home. The smaller it is, the easier it will be to drain and manage it. Abscess drainage should be performed by a trained dentist under appropriate surgical conditions. You should not try to drain a tooth abscess yourself.
Some small skin abscesses can drain naturally and get better without treatment. Applying heat in the form of warm compresses, such as a warm flannel, can help reduce swelling and speed healing. A tooth abscess, also known as a dental abscess or oral abscess, is a painful infection that can occur in a tooth, jaw, or gums that surround a tooth. If the skin abscess needs to be drained, you will likely have a small operation with anesthesia, usually a local anesthetic, in which you stay awake and the area around the abscess is numbed.
Abscesses can be treated in different ways, depending on the type of abscess and its size.