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Effective Home Remedies For Wisdom Tooth Pain

[toc]Wisdom Tooth PainHome remedies are the best remedies to get rid of the pain that occurs with the growth of the wisdom teeth. Though, these do not provide relief permanently but for a certain period of time. Extracting it as many dentists will suggest is a tremendous painful action.

And most of us want to avoid it. However, we all know about clove oil and mouthwashes. They help a lot to treat the wisdom tooth pain to a huge extent. Here are a few sure shot home remedies for wisdom tooth pain.

Home Remedies For Wisdom Tooth Pain


GarglingGargling with lukewarm salt water works fine in all kinds of toothache. You might be surprised but you can even gargle with mouthwash, whiskey or vinegar. You just have to be careful with the time for which the liquid stays in your mouth. As recommended by dentists, the liquid (especially whiskey and vinegar) should remain in your mouth for thirty seconds. So, just take a shot, gargle for 30 seconds and then spit. If it stays there even for a little longer, it will harm your gum tissues.

Common Salt

Common SaltThe latest ingredient in our toothpastes is the not so common, common salt. You can try rubbing some common salt on the affected area. The salt melts and soothes the toothache. Brushing your teeth with the same along with lukewarm water helps the salt crystals to settle on the tooth and relieve the pain. Sea salt, honey, vanilla essence and olive oil work fine too. Like salt, they settle in the folds of the teeth and reach the small spaces.

Ginger and Garlic

GingerRaw ginger and raw garlic work wonders on wisdom toothaches too. Shove a small piece of ginger or garlic in any crevice of your mouth. Occasionally, bite it so that it releases some amount of juice in the affected area. You will know that it is working when you feel the warmth of the ginger/garlic in your mouth. You can do the same with both black and white peppercorns and cinnamon sticks too. They provide instant relief as well.

Clove: An All Rounder

clovesClove in any form provides relief from dental pain. Since times immemorial, it has been a compulsory ingredient in all the dental products. Some people rub clove oil to the affected tooth. Others consider making a concoction of the same by boiling it with guava leaves and then washing their mouth with the same. However, you can simply pop two or three cloves into your mouth and suck them. This will release the juices and reduce the pain gradually.


Packs, cold or hot help during any kind of pain. The most common one is the ice pack where you tie a few ice cubes in a muslin cloth and apply it on the affected area. Other than that, what you can do is put some rice or pulses into a tube sock, warm them in the microwave and apply them to the affected area. This reduces the external inflammation and relieves the dental pain. Make sure that if you are using rice, the grains should be of medium size.

The above mentioned remedies are extremely helpful and have huge potential to help the patients to deal with their toothaches efficiently.