12 Effective Home Remedies For Wisdom Tooth Pain

Wisdom teeth start erupting in the back of the mouth. They are the third set from the twelve sets molars that appear in the human mouth. Wisdom tooth appears somewhere between the ages of 18 and 25. They break through the gum line and cause obstruction. On eruption, the gum line becomes irritated and inflamed. The person with wisdom tooth suffers from immense pain and bleeding. The toothache causes headaches, disturbs the chewing mechanism and impacts the position of other teeth.

What Causes Wisdom Tooth Pain?

1. Infection

Infection in the teeth can cause inflammation and irritation of gums. The gums will start aching and will become swollen from the infection. This can cause a rise in temperature of the body leading to mild to severe fever.

2. Ill Fit

The wisdom tooth that is coming through the gum line can be positioned in the wrong place or may appear to be an ill fit for the mouth which can lead to pain and inflammation. The pain can spread to the head and around the jawline making hard to bear the discomfort.

3. Crooked Tooth

A crooked tooth can cause a lot of impact in the gum line. It can affect the position of other teeth. It can cause inflammation and swelling of gum due to friction between teeth. It can also cause mouth sores.

4. Swollen Lymph Nodes

Swollen lymph nodes appear under the jaw due to inflammation and infection caused from appearance of wisdom tooth. It can cause pain in the throat and it makes it difficult to swallow solid foods.

5. Inflamed Gums

There can be many reason that cause inflammation of gum - cavities, crooked teeth, infections, etc. Inflamed gums can increase the pain caused from wisdom tooth. It can make swallowing food hard and can cause mouth soreness.

How To Cure Wisdom Tooth Pain At Home?

1. Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling

What You Will Need

  • Coconut oil - 1 tablespoon

What To Do

  1. Hold 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and swish it around in your mouth to make sure it reaches every corner.
  2. Do this for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Spit the remaining oil out of the mouth and use room temperature water wash off the excess oil from the mouth.

How Often To Do

You can do this once daily - every morning before you brush your teeth and have breakfast.

Why This Works

Oil pulling helps in reducing the swelling of gum lines. It relieves the pain caused from inflammation and soreness. Coconut oil has natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which helps in cleansing the mouth of any oran bacteria and infections.

2. Peanut Butter

What You Will Need

  • Peanut butter - 1 teaspoon

What To Do

  1. Apply a teaspoon of peanut butter directly on the wisdom tooth for pain relief.
  2. Leave it on for 15 minutes before washing off with cold water.

How Often To Do

You can do this 2-3 times a day.

 Why This Works

Peanut butter has antiseptic and antibacterial properties which soothes and heal inflammation. It has a compound called resterverol which reduce pain and swelling in the gums. Peanut butter is made from roasted peanuts. It is commonly consumed as a quick energising snack around the world.

3. Cloves

 Cloves

What You Will Need

  • Cloves - 2

What To Do

  1. Take 2 cloves and hold them in the mouth close to the wisdom tooth.
  2. Leave the cloves in for 15 minutes before spitting them out.

How Often To Do

You can do this 3-4 times a day.

Why This Works

Cloves helps in treating inflammation and swelling caused from rising wisdom tooth. It has antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which speeds up the healing process.

Know More : Clove Oil For Teeth - Uses,Side Effects And More

4. Baking Soda

What You Will Need

  • Baking soda - 1 tablespoon

What To Do

  1. Apply 1 tablespoon of baking soda directly onto the wisdom tooth.
  2. Leave it on for 15 minutes before washing off with cold water.

How Often To Do

You can do this once a day.

Why This Works

Baking soda has sodium bicarbonate which reduces inflammation and swelling in the gums. It also has antibacterial and antiseptic properties.

5. Saltwater

Saltwater

What You Will Need

  • Salt - 2 tablespoons
  • Water - 1 cup

What To Do

  1. Add 2 tablespoons of salt to a cup of warm water.
  2. Swish the water around in the mouth for 5 minutes before spitting it out.
  3. Repeat this until the water is over.

How Often To Do

You can do this 2 times a day - morning and evening.

Why This Works

Table salt is made up of sodium and has anti inflammatory properties which helps in relieving pain related to the wisdom tooth.

6. Garlic

What You Will Need

  • Garlic - 2 cloves (peeled)

What To Do

  1. Mince the 2 cloves of garlic to fine paste.
  2. Apply the paste directly onto the wisdom tooth to relieve pain.
  3. Leave it on for 15 minutes before spitting it out.
  4. Swish cold water and use mouthwash to get rid the odor and taste.

How Often To Do

You can do this once daily. Make sure to brush your teeth, use a mint refresher or mouth post this recipe to avoid bad smell.

Why This Works

Garlic has allicin which has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that helps in soothing and healing inflamed gums.

7. Apple Cider Vinegar

 Apple Cider Vinegar

What You Will Need

  • Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 tablespoon
  • Water - 1 cup

What To Do

  1. Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to 1 cup of water.
  2. Use the water to rinse and swish the mouth.
  3. Do this for 5 minutes and spit it out.
  4. Repeat the process until the water gets over.

How Often To Do

You can do this 2 times a day - morning and evening.

Why This Works

Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which makes it best for rinsing the mouth and getting rid of any oral infections and bacteria. It reduces pain and swelling caused from wisdom tooth.

8. Tea Tree Essential Oil

What You Will Need

What To Do

  1. Take two drops of tea tree essential oil and directly apply it to the inflamed area caused from the wisdom tooth.
  2. Move the drops around and massage them internally into the gums.
  3. Rinse the mouth using room temperature water.

How Often To Do

You can do this once daily. Make sure to use tea tree oil which can be used for oral purposes. In case of high concentration, you can dilute the oil with water and use it to rinse the mouth.

Why This Works

Tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties which helps in relieving wisdom toothache. It reduces inflammation and swelling. It protects the gums, teeth and the mouth from oral infections, bacteria, bad odor and cavities.

 9. Peppermint Essential Oil

 Peppermint Essential Oil

What You Will Need

  • Peppermint essential oil - 2 drops

What To Do

  1. Take two drops of tea tree essential oil and directly apply it to the inflamed area caused from the wisdom tooth.
  2. Move the drops around and massage them internally into the gums.
  3. Rinse the mouth using room temperature water.

How Often To Do

You can do this once daily. Make sure to use tea tree oil which can be used for oral purposes. In case of high concentration, you can dilute the oil with water and use it to rinse the mouth.

Why This Works

Peppermint essential oil has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties which helps in relieving wisdom toothache. It reduces inflammation and swelling. It protects the gums, teeth and the mouth from oral infections, bacteria, bad odor and cavities. It also has refreshing and soothing aroma.

10. Heat or Cold

What You Will Need

  • Small heating pad - 1
  • (OR) ice cold water - 1 glass

What To Do

  1. Apply pressure using the heating or ice cold water to the outside of the side cheek.
  2. Hold and compress the heating pad or glass of ice water for 15 minutes.

How Often To Do

You can repeat this process 3-4 times a day. Make sure the water is not unbearingly or cold as this can cause burns or inflammation.

Why This Works

Compressing heat or cold relieves the pain and swelling caused from wisdom tooth.

11. Lemon Juice

Lemon Juice

What You Will Need

  • Lemon juice - ¬Ω cup
  • Salt - ¬Ω teaspoon
  • Water - 1 tablespoon

What To Do

  1. Squeeze out the juice from half a lemon.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of water to dilute the lemon extract.
  3. Add ¬Ω teaspoon of salt to the mix.
  4. Apply the mixture directly to the swollen gum above the wisdom tooth.
  5. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Rinse the mouth using water.

How Often To Do

You can repeat this process 2-3 times a day for effective results.

Why This Works

Lemon extract is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. It helps in relieving pain and reducing swelling caused from wisdom toothache.

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