As wisdom teeth come in, many experience discomfort and inflammation. This article presents several remedies to ease that pain and inflammation.
Menthol is an all-natural analgesic that brings cooling relief to the skin. To use it effectively, dilute mouthwash containing alcohol, peppermint flavoring and menthol in a solution or directly apply peppermint oil directly on painful gums. For those scared of dentists, this is a great, natural way to ease pain.
Salt water rinses are among the simplest at-home remedies for wisdom tooth pain. Simply dissolve one teaspoon of salt in warm water and then use this solution to rinse your mouth for several minutes – this helps eliminate bacteria while alleviating inflammation in your area. Repeated application should reduce symptoms. Consider trying this remedy two or three times each day.
Asafetida (commonly referred to as hing) is an age-old Ayurvedic remedy used for managing wisdom tooth pain caused by their eruption or partial eruption. Packed with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties that help alleviate discomfort associated with wisdom tooth discomfort.
Clove oil has been shown to alleviate wisdom tooth discomfort while keeping the area clean. Clove buds or oil may be used to relieve pain and prevent infection; both contain natural anesthetic eugenol; you can chew the buds or soak a cotton ball in clove oil to get relief.
Cold packs can be extremely helpful for alleviating dental pain and swelling. A person can purchase frozen gel packets at their local drugstore, or make one themselves with ice and a towel.
Rinsing with salt water can also provide a natural disinfectant and reduce any bacteria which might be contributing to an infection, while simultaneously soothing and numbing the area.
Clove oil contains eugenol, which acts as an effective natural pain reliever. A person suffering from painful teeth can apply clove oil directly with cotton balls near their discomfort or chew whole cloves to find relief.
Peppermint is an effective natural solution to wisdom tooth pain, as its anesthetic properties make it effective at soothing sore spots. Simply rub peppermint directly over the painful area or create a solution by swirling warm water and one teaspoon of salt around in their mouth for 30 seconds and spitting out before swallowing again.
Cloves contain natural numbing properties that may help relieve pain from wisdom teeth. Clove oil or whole cloves may be applied directly to the affected area several times daily as an effective topical treatment solution.
Oregano oil may help prevent infection in an affected area by providing its active ingredient, carvacrol. Carvacrol is antibacterial and may reduce swelling and pain. Dilute a drop of oregano oil with one teaspoon of carrier oil for best results before applying with your fingers or cotton ball for best results.
If the pain from wisdom teeth is intense, consider taking an over-the-counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen as it will reduce inflammation and risk of infection, while treating pain temporarily until you can visit a dentist. Most often impacted wisdom teeth can be managed using home remedies before professional intervention may be required to remove them.
Wisdom teeth are often the last molars to come through and can cause extreme discomfort when emerging. Should they become impacted, removal should be sought immediately for safety purposes – however there are natural remedies which can help alleviate toothache until an appointment with your dentist can be scheduled.
Black tea’s tannic acid can help relieve inflammation while its astringent qualities help stop any bleeding at extraction sites. Astringents also help shrink blood vessels which helps relieve gum pain.
Cloves are another natural solution to tooth pain, as they contain an antibacterial agent called Eugenol. Simply apply some clove oil on a cotton ball and hold it over the area where your wisdom tooth hurts; or crush an entire clove and rub it onto it directly for instantaneous relief.
Finally, a tried and tested extraction of wisdom tooth remedy is to use tea bags. The tannic acid in black tea is believed to help decrease inflammation and hasten the healing process. Soak a clean tea bag in warm water and lay it immediately on the extraction site for up to 10 minutes.
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