Wisdom teeth make their appearance sometime between the age of 17 and 25 years in all four quadrants of our mouth. As they are the last teeth to appear, sometimes there is not enough space in the mouth for them to grow properly due to which they end up getting stuck or pushing other teeth, resulting in intense pain, irritation and swelling. Sometimes there can be other symptoms such as difficulty in chewing, pain in other teeth, headaches and bad breath. However, certain simple ingredients can help to get rid of the pain and alleviate other symptoms as well.
Here Are The Home Remedies For Wisdom Tooth Pain:
Clove gel or clove oil is undoubtedly the most effective home remedy for treating wisdom tooth pain. Clove has wonderful antiseptic, anesthetic, antibacterial and analgesic properties, making it perfect for toothache treatment. Eugenol which is the active ingredient in most dental medications is naturally found in cloves. So why not use this much cheaper and natural alternative instead or resorting to medicines. Simply hold 2-3 cloves inside your mouth, preferably near the aching tooth for few minutes. They will release their oil and numb the pain in a small time.
Peppermint is a very useful and strong aromatic herb and has been used for treating toothaches for centuries. It has excellent anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anesthetic properties due to which it can provide effective relief from wisdom tooth pain. To use this remedy, dip a cotton ball in peppermint oil and rub it around the painful area to get quick relief. But make sure not to ingest this oil. Alternatively, you can prepare a tea by steeping 1 teaspoon of peppermint leaves in a cup of water for 20 minutes and then swish this solution around the mouth once it has cooled down. Now throw the water away and repeat till you use up all the tea.
Always buy guava fruit that still has its leaves as they provide multiple benefits for our health. They work as wonderful pain relievers and have anti-spasm properties. Besides this, they have anti-bacterial, disinfecting, pain blocking and even astringent qualities. Thus, they work well to reduce the pain and other symptoms associated with wisdom teeth. You can either chew the guava leaves slowly to release their juices; or boil few leaves for 5 minutes in water and use the solution as a mouthwash.
The nutrient rich properties of asafetida make it a great remedy for treating numerous diseases including toothaches. This resinous gum has a pungent smell and is widely used in Indian cuisine and has antibacterial, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. Crush asafetida and mix with lemon juice and apply on the affected tooth using a cotton ball.
Garlic is another wonderful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent which can relieve wisdom tooth pain effectively. The sulfur and antioxidants present in garlic can even reduce swelling of the gums, which may occur due to improper growth of wisdom tooth. Crush few garlic cloves and make a paste and apply it along with salt to the aching tooth.
Onions contains phytochemicals like cepaene, disulfides and trisulfies that have antimicrobial properties and are capable of killing all germs inside the mouth and providing pain relief. Shallots, red and yellow onions are the most effective for treat wisdom tooth pain. Simply chew a raw onion slice and spread the juice to the aching tooth.
Cabbage is another vegetable that contains anti-inflammatory qualities, due to which it is used for treating swellings and wounds. It is also a good source of lactic acid which is a potent anti-bacterial agent and can effectively reduce the swelling and pain that often accompany wisdom tooth growth. Remove the veins from a cabbage leaf then insert it between the gum and aching tooth for relief.
Wheatgrass juice is an excellent source of antioxidants, chlorophyll, minerals and vitamins. It helps to inhibit bacterial growth inside the mouth and even neutralizes the toxins present in our body. It also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, making it perfect for treating wisdom tooth pain. Hold some wheatgrass juice in your mouth for 5-10 minutes and then spit it out. This will pull all the bacteria and toxins from your mouth and eliminate them.
Vanilla extract is commonly used in baking and cooking numerous dishes but not many people know that it is also a great remedy for treating wisdom tooth pain. Derived from vanilla beans, this antioxidant rich solution numbs the gums and provides relief from wisdom tooth pain. Simply rub some vanilla extract on the painful gum and tooth to get relief. But make sure you are using vanilla extract and not vanilla essence.
Potato is known to calm the nerves and soothe the pain associated with improper wisdom tooth growth efficiently. To use this remedy, place a potato in your freezer for few hours and then cut a slice and place on the affected tooth. The chillness with numb the nerves and provide relief from pain.