Wisdom teeth emerge between the age of 17 and 25. Actually, wisdom teeth have nothing to do with wisdom; they are just called wisdom teeth. A person can have more than one wisdom tooth. Usually, when it appears, it causes too much pain whenever you eat something. You cannot stop wisdom teeth from growing, but you can apply some home remedies to get relief in the pain.
Wisdom tooth pain may result from impact, where other teeth and jaw bone prevent the wisdom tooth from emerging. If not treated timely, impacted wisdom tooth may result in permanent damage to other teeth along with the jaw bone.
The warning signs of impacted wisdom teeth pain are:
- Bad breath
- Jaw pain
- Swelling, redness and tenderness of the gums
- An unpleasant taste when you bite down on food
- Pain in the adjacent teeth
Home Remedies for Wisdom Teeth Pain
Home remedies can actually help you to get rid of the wisdom teeth pain. When it grows, wisdom tooth hurts a lot, therefore, here is the solution, provided for you to get relief and comfort in wisdom teeth ache.
1. Ice Pack
Applying an ice pack on the swelled area can help a lot in reducing inflammation and the level of pain. Use it as per the requirement.
Take hot water and dissolve salt in it. Now, rinse your mouth with it. It is the best home remedy to deal with wisdom teeth pain.
Clove is a very ancient and effective remedy. Take a clove and place it on the wisdom tooth. Do not chew it. Do not spit it out until your pain goes away.
Alternatively, take a few drops of clove oil on your fingertips and massage it gently on the area, where you are experiencing pain. Massage both the gum and the tooth. It will provide you relief in impacted wisdom teeth pain.
4. Peanut Butter
Take some peanut butter and apply directly on the tooth. It is a good wisdom teeth pain remedy. Apply it again and again.
Take an onion and cut it into half. Place it on the cheek side of the tooth, where you are experiencing pain. Occasionally, bite it to extract juice. It is a tested remedy for wisdom teeth, coming in.
Guava is very beneficial fruit, and so are its leaves. Take some fresh guava leaves; boil it into the water for a couple of minutes. Now, chew them for 30 seconds. Do not swallow it. Spit the boiled leaves after 30 seconds.
7. Olive Oil
We all know how useful and beneficial olive oil is. Whether you consume it or apply it, olive oil provides benefit from head to toe. Olive oil is also a pain reliever. Heat some olive oil and allow it to cool. When olive oil reaches on lukewarm level, pour a very small amount of olive oil in the ear on the side of the toothache.
Note- Use a very small amount of olive oil and be careful when pouring it.
Most of us love vanilla ice cream, vanilla cakes and so many products, made with vanilla. But, very few people know that vanilla can help to reduce toothache. Take a small cotton ball and dab it into vanilla essence. Now, place this vanilla cotton directly on the wisdom tooth. This will help to deal with wisdom teeth pain.
Take a glass and fill whiskey in it. Take it and hold it in your mouth for 1 minute. This will help to reduce the swelling, caused due to wisdom teeth growing in pain. After one minute, either you can swallow it or spit it out.
Peppermint is a really effective home remedy for relieving wisdom teeth pain. Take peppermint extract and dab small cotton in it. Now, place it on the aching tooth. You will feel good.
11. Tea Tree Oil
Take a few drops of tea tree oil on your finger tips and massage gently on both gum and the aching wisdom tooth. It will help wisdom teeth pain.
12. Mouth Wash
Use a mouthwash for instant relief in pain. Use the peppermint one. Swish it in your mouth for a couple of seconds. Then, spit it out.
Take some vinegar and swish it in your mouth for 30 seconds and then, disgorge it out. It’s a herbal wisdom teeth remedy.
14. Baking Soda
Take a small amount of baking soda and mix into your regular paste. Now, take some of the mixed toothpaste onto your fingers and apply it on the aching tooth. Baking soda will reduce the swelling and decrease the intensity of the pain.
Plantain is a good herbal remedy for relieving pain. Take some plantain leaves, crush them and apply directly on the aching tooth.
16. Tea Bag
Tea bag is a very soothing natural home remedy for providing relief in pain. Take a tea bag, soaked in hot water. If you have a herbal one, use it or else, grab the normal one. Now, place this hot tea bag on the cheek side of the aching tooth.
17. Chewing Gum
Take your favourite chewing gum and start chewing it. Do not use too much force; this can lead to bleeding tooth. Chew slowly and gently. You will fell some relief.
Take some xylitol and apply it on the growing wisdom tooth. This will help to grow the wisdom tooth fast without any pain.
Take a small piece of cheese (use the soft cheese, like mozzarella) and hold it against the growing wisdom tooth. This will not only alleviate the pain, but also prevent bleeding gums.
Cut a small piece of ginger and place it on the aching wisdom tooth. Bite down the piece of ginger very slowly, if you can.
Oregano works as an antiseptic agent. Take some oregano oil on your fingertips and gently rub it on the wisdom tooth.
22. Lavender Oil
Lavender contains soothing supplements, and it is used in aromatherapy to soothe and ease the body and mind. If applied on the affected area, lavender oil provides instant relief. Take a few drops of lavender oil and massage on the cheek side, where the tooth is aching. You will feel some relief in pain after a few moments.
23. Cinnamon Oil
Massage your gum and tooth gently with some cinnamon oil. If you feel tingly, do not worry.
Garlic is an antibiotic herbal remedy. Crush some garlic or slice it and place it on the growing wisdom tooth.
25. Wheat Grass Juice
A glass of fresh wheat grass juice can be beneficial in wisdom toothache.
Take a chilled cucumber and cut a small thin slice, and place it on the paining wisdom tooth. Cucumber’s juice will provide relief, and the coldness will reduce the level of pain.
Echinacea is a very effective herbal remedy for wounds and pain. Take some fresh pieces of Echinacea root and place it on the aching wisdom tooth. This will stop bleeding (in case, if your gum is bleeding) and provide relief.
28. Oil Pulling
Oil pulling is a very good and ancient remedy for curing aching tooth, bleeding gums, and abscessed tooth. Take 1 tablespoon each of sunflower oil, coconut oil and sesame oil in a cup and mix it well. Now, take this mixed oil and swish it around in your mouth for 15 to 20 minutes. Spit it out after you are done. Now, take some lukewarm water in a glass and dissolve a spoon full of salt in it. Swish it around for 2-3 minutes and spit it out. Repeat this procedure 3 to 4 times a day.
As we all know, sage is a very good natural pain reliever. Take 2 tablespoons of dried sage, and mix it with 1 tablespoon of sea salt. Take a glass and pour whiskey in it. Now, mix the ingredients in whiskey and stir for 5 minutes. Take the mixture and swish it in your mouth for a couple of minutes and then, spit it out.
30. Apple Cider Vinegar
Take a small cotton ball and soak it in apple cider vinegar. Now, place it on the growing and aching wisdom tooth.
Take a potato and put it in the freezer and let it chill, but not freeze. Now, take the chilled potato and cut a thin slice. Place it on the wisdom tooth. The chill of potato will numb the nerves, and you won’t feel the pain. Also, potato will soothe the pain and calms the nerves.
32. Black Tea
Prepare a cup of black tea and drink it. The warmth of black tea will help to reduce the swelling. Do not throw the tea bag away. Take the soaked tea bag and place it on the aching tooth. Both the tea and tea bag will provide immense relief from the pain.
33. Massage with Fingers
Place your index finger and thumb on the gum. Now, gently massage the gum. This massage will calm the nerves, and you will feel relief. Do not use too much pressure; otherwise, your gum will start bleeding.
34. Goldenseal Tincture
Take some goldenseal tincture drops and apply it on the tooth. Massage gently, and leave it for 5 minutes. It will alleviate the wisdom teeth pain.
35. Hot Water Pack
Heat some water and pour it in a water bag. Place it on the side of the jaw, where you are experiencing pain. This will reduce the swelling and pain, resulted due to emerging wisdom tooth.
Tap the sore tooth with your nail, gently. This will provide temporary relief.
39. Swedish Bitters
Take a little amount of Swedish bitters liquid and mix it in water. Swish this mixture in your mouth and spit after 30 seconds.
40. Black Pepper
Take powdered black pepper and apply it on the tooth, but remember, this will hurt badly for a few seconds. After that, it will provide relief. If you do not want to use only pepper, mix some salt with it.
41. Cayenne Pepper
Take some cayenne pepper powder and make a paste by adding water in it. Apply it on the sore or aching tooth. You will feel a burning sensation for a couple of minutes. Then, it will pacify the pain.
42. Salt Water Solution
Take 1 cup of warm water and mix 1 tablespoon of salt in it. Swish this solution in your mouth for 4-5 minutes. Repeat this until you feel relieved. This is the best home remedy for impacted wisdom tooth pain relief.
Homeopathic Remedies for Wisdom Teeth Pain
If you have a wisdom tooth coming in and it is paining very badly, you can also opt for homeopathic remedies, which are natural and effective.
1. Aconite : Aconite is a very common homeopathic medication given to people, who complains sudden wisdom toothache.
2. Gelsemium : Gelsemium is taken when you feel weakness and drowsiness followed by wisdom toothache.
3. Belladonna : Belladonna is a very effective pain relieving homeopathic remedy, which is recommended when throbbing tooth pain is accompanied with swelling and redness.
4. Chamomilla : Chamomilla is given when the patient cannot bear the pain. This medicine provides instant relief.
Other homeopathic medications that can be given are- hepar sulph, mercurius, hypericum, arnica, ruta, mag phos, marc viv, and staphisagria. These homeopathic remedies will also provide relief and soothe the nerves.