Home Remedies

12 Home Remedies For Dry Socket


When a tooth is extracted, a blood clot forms over the affected area to protect the nerves and bones from exposure. Sometimes, the clot gets dislodged and removed causing the underlying area to come in contact with residue, fluids,and other particles which cause pain,infection, swelling and inflammation in the area.

These Simple Home Remedies Help In Getting Relief From Dry Socket:

Ice Pack

Placing an ice pack on the face, over the infected area of the tooth will help in alleviating pain. This can be followed 3 times a day for 15 minutes to reduce the inflammation in the tooth and also controlling the infection.

Ice pack

Clove Oil

Clove oil is antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory and helps in reducing pain and minimizes the growth of infection in the tooth. Take a cotton ball that is soaked in water and squeeze it well. Now dab some clove oil over it and place it on the infected tooth. Follow this 2 times a day to reduce the pain and swelling in the dry socket.

Clove oil

Lukewarm Saline Water

Rinsing the mouth with lukewarm saline water 2-3 times a day will provide relief to the infected tooth and the salt helps in pulling out the infection and disinfecting the tooth to provide relief.

Lukewarm saline water

Cold Tea Bags

Cool a wet tea bag and place it directly over the tooth and secure it with a bite. The tannic acid in the tea is antibiotic and pulls out the infection, giving relief in the inflammation and reducing the pain quickly.

Cold tea bags

Hydrogen Peroxide

Dilute the hydrogen peroxide with water 1:4 and rise your mouth with this solution 2-3 times a day. Hydrogen peroxide is a disinfectant and pain reliever, it reduces the inflammation and controls infection in the dry socket and aids in speedy recovery.

Hydrogen peroxide

Eugenol Oil

Eugenol oil works like clove oil and can be applied to the infected tooth in the same way as clove oil, but care should be taken as it stings and can be irritating when it comes in contact with the other areas. So it should be dabbed in a cotton ball diluted with water and carefully applied to the tooth, taking care not to touch the surrounding areas where it will burn.

Eugenol oil

Turmeric Water Rinse

Add a spoon of turmeric to a glass of water and rinse the mouth a couple of times a day with this solution. Turmeric is an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial, hence, it work swell in relieving pain and reducing infections to aid in fast recovery.

Turmeric water rinse

Turmeric Paste

Take a pinch of turmeric and add a few drops of mustard oil and a pinch of salt to make a thick paste. Dab this paste over the extracted tooth area to form a coating over the exposed nerves. This paste can be re-applied every 4 hours to protect the area, and reduce inflammation of the nerves.

Turmeric paste


Eating a bowl of yogurt 3-4 times a day helps in speedy recovery of the dry socket. Yogurt is a probiotic which reduces infection and adds good bacteria to the body which helps in fighting the infections in the body and aids in easing the painful symptoms of a dry socket.



Dab a moist gauze over the extracted tooth area and bite it with the teeth, to secure it firmly. This avoids contact of the exposed nerves and bone with the other parts and helps in controlling the pain and swelling caused by exposure. Change it every 4 hours to avoid bacterial growth in the gauze.


Lemon And Salt

Take a tsp of lemon juice and add a pinch of salt to it. Now rub it over the dry socket and the adjoining areas to relieve the pain and disinfect the area. Lemon in anti-inflammatory and fights infections and salt is antiseptic in nature. They work together to minimize the inflammation in the gums and teeth.

Lemon and salt


Drinking plenty of fluids keeps the body hydrated and also helps in flushing toxins from the body which leads to quick recovery. Fluids should be drunk with utmost care as they might sting if came in contact with the dry socket. Using a straw is a good idea for in taking fluids.



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