Saturday, 21 February 2015


Wisdom teeth are the last adult permanent teeth which develop between the ages of 17 to 25 years. They are found far back in the mouth. Wisdom teeth are also recognized as third molars. Wisdom teeth are not developed in around 35% of population. Some wisdom teeth develop without any problems. They are usually trapped in the gums or jaw bones. 

Wisdom teeth lead to pain when they are not aligned properly. Wisdom teeth can be removed in case they would become impacted or problematic if not removed. Symptoms of wisdom teeth pain are swelling, jaw tenderness, tingling in cheeks, difficulty in opening the mouth and in chewing foods.

Home Remedies for Wisdom Tooth Pain Relief

1.Cloves: Cloves are among the most popular ways to treat wisdom tooth pain. Clove has anesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties which help to alleviate the pain and keep pain away for few hours. Just put a clove in the mouth and suck it for 5 to 10 minutes. You can also apply clove oil with the help of sterile cotton swab on the gum or tooth which is causing pain.

2.Garlic: Garlic provides temporary relief from wisdom tooth pain. Take a garlic clove and sprinkle a pinch of rock salt. Then put it on the gum or tooth which is causing pain. Garlic has antibacterial properties that kill bacteria which cause decay of the teeth.

3.Onion: Onion also helps to alleviate wisdom tooth pain. Just put a small piece of onion on infected tooth. You can also chew onion for 3 minutes and then put it on the infected tooth. Onion also contains antibacterial properties like garlic that destroy bacteria which cause pain or infection.

4.Ice cubes: Ice cubes are very common home remedy to treat toothaches and gum problems. Take 3 to 4 ice cubes and wrap them in piece of cloth. Then place it on the affected area of the mouth for about 10 to 15 minutes. If you have severe pain, then repeat this at the regular intervals. Ice helps to decrease the swelling of the gum tissues and pain to some extent

5.Bayberry: Take 2 teaspoons bayberry bark powder and add ½ teaspoon table vinegar. Make a thick paste of them and apply it on the affected area to alleviate the pain. Bayberry is available at specialty grocery or herbal stores.

6.Peppermint leaves: Take dried peppermint leaves and put them on the affected tooth for 15 minutes. Repeat it 10 times in a day. This will decrease the pain and brings the fester up nearer to the gums’ upper surface.

7.Olive oil: Take ¼ teaspoon olive oil and mix 2 to 3 drops of oil. Swab a cotton ball in the mixture and put it on the affected tooth. Before putting the cotton ball on the tooth wait till it absorbs the mixture.

8.Wheat grass juice: You can use wheat grass juice mouth wash to alleviate wisdom tooth pain. The juice extracts all toxins and delays the bacterial growth so the infection and pain are decreased.

Cucumber: Just place a thick slice of cucumber on the affected tooth for about 20 to 30 minutes. This can help to calm gums and alleviate the pain. Cucumber slices contain vitamins and minerals which soak up the tissues and help to alleviate.

9.Gargling with salt water: Take 1 cup of warm water and add 1 teaspoon of salt. Use this water to gargle the mouth for every hour or twice an hour. This remedy can relieve the pain quickly. Warm salt water flush out bacteria also help to soothe the inflamed gum tissue.

10.Gentle massage: Massage the gums gently to get ease from tooth pain. Massage can enhance the blood circulation to the area and endorse healing. Don’t give too much pressure as it may increase the inflammation therefore avoid massage if the gums are inflamed.

11.Black tea: Take a warm black tea bag and apply it to the affected area. This can provide temporary relief from pain and soothe the area. Black tea contains astringent properties which rinse out gum tissues and decrease swelling.

Other remedies for Wisdom Tooth Pain Relief:

•Consume 1 to 2 cups of mullein tea or chew catnip herb.

•Make a paste of clove oil and zinc oxide powder and apply on the affected tooth.

•Rub pure vanilla extract on the affected tooth or area to alleviate the pain.

•Drink plenty of water as it helps to flush out the food elements collected at the back of the mouth.

•Make a paste of ginger and cayenne then apply on the affected tooth with the help of cotton.

•Put grated fresh horseradish on the tooth to get relief.

•Make a mixture of sesame (1 part) and water (2 parts) by boiling until the liquid remains half. Then apply that mixture to the affected tooth.


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